Friday, October 27, 2006

Starbucks: MAPLE

What better way to end the week, w/ exciting news for New England natives or those who like new-england-type flavors: starbucks’ newest flavor is maple. It can be had as a maple latte, maple frappuccino, or – the drink that starbucks is pushing – a maple macchiato which, aside from its alliterative prowess, has a higher proportion of espresso, prob to help cut the sweetness that inherently goes w/ maple flavoring which they call "maple sauce". (doesn’t sound like 100% maple syrup, does it. which, while wholesome, has a subtle flavor.) us maple fans are grateful starbucks decided to roll out maple at all stores (it was originally intro’d last year in New England only)

20 Comments:

At October 27, 2006 11:12 AM, Anonymous tg said...

btw, while of course there is nothing more exciting than news of a new starbucks flavor, marvo at impulsive buy does a cool item on the new hard-to-find Cocaine Energy drink, which is selling like hotcakes on ebay

 
At October 27, 2006 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing against the Maple Starbucks but I have better ways to "end my week"

http://www.drinkboy.com/Cocktails/recipes/Margarita.html

 
At October 27, 2006 12:36 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

I noticed that they have brought back their Oatmeal Walnut Maple scone, too. At first, I thought it was only in Boston when I was there last weekend, but I was delighted to see that they have them in the Dallas area, too.

Word verification: mpbnokto. Isn't that the name of one of the actors in Catch A Fire?

 
At October 27, 2006 12:50 PM, Blogger BK said...

They had small freebies of the macchiato twice in the past 2 weeks at the Preston and Royal store. It's very sweet and just not my cuppa.

I do, however, love maple syrple and have lots of the real Canadian thing in the fridge, next to the cans of runnin' 'round my brain.

 
At October 27, 2006 1:04 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

#3 syrup is the best, in my opinion, BK. But, like you, I can't fathom putting it in coffee.

 
At October 27, 2006 2:56 PM, Anonymous ex-coworker said...

Which is sweeter, the maple or the pumpkin? I've always had trouble conceiving the logic of a pumpkin-flavored coffee beverage.

 
At October 27, 2006 7:18 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Starbucks needs to get serious and start serving pancakes.

 
At October 27, 2006 7:33 PM, Blogger Dean said...

Definately Maple, ex-coworker!

TG, does this taste anything like SB Maple ice-cream, and can you get it in Maine?

 
At October 27, 2006 8:15 PM, Anonymous ms. marples said...

If sbux opened in Uptown on Maple, could Marples get a Maple on Maple?

 
At October 30, 2006 2:25 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

I missed this item Friday, but I do like maple, tho I wouldn't want it in an overly sweet concoction. As a child used to make maple-flavored snow ice cream, using maple extract, not the syrup (I didn't live in maple tree country). Just a few drops made it cooling and refreshing.

A comment re the item on Luna Sunrise nutrition bars: I tried them on your recommendation,and my deluxe Kroger's has lots of flavors, including lemon, cranberry and chocolate pecan. I found them very dry, and milk didn't seem to help much. Then it occurred to me that, like a biscotti, they needed to be dipped in red wine. Pretty good that way, tho not as good an accompaniment as your very excellent biscotti, which I was priviliged to try once.

I don't mind a little red wine for breakfast.

 
At October 30, 2006 3:42 PM, Anonymous ms. lush said...

and how many bottles had you guzzled before writing that post, ms.ery?

 
At October 30, 2006 4:26 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

why, ms. lush, sometimes i don't even finish a bottle before lunch,

 
At October 30, 2006 5:10 PM, Anonymous andrea immer said...

You pair anything with wine, it's going to taste good.

 
At October 30, 2006 5:28 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Ms.ery's idea is the best I've heard in months. Nobody's going to drink red bull and vodka from this day forth.

 
At October 30, 2006 8:47 PM, Anonymous red said...

ms.ery might try dipping them in a glass of bourbon. guaranted to be a killer taste.

 
At October 30, 2006 11:33 PM, Anonymous cup of joe said...

I would like to hear from someone who has tried the maple coffee drinks. Anyone?

 
At October 31, 2006 10:52 AM, Anonymous Gold Hat said...

Taste it? We don't need to taste it. I don't have to show you any stinking reviews.

 
At October 31, 2006 11:18 AM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

I don't mind a little bourbon for breakfast, Red.

 
At October 31, 2006 11:37 AM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

BOO.

 
At October 31, 2006 2:06 PM, Anonymous Kim Lee Chung said...

Dogs should be tasted, but never heard!

 

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