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Paleo drink options at Starbucks (and other cafes).

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Obviously, most things in Starbucks are not paleo. A quick Google search finds food options at Starbucks that can be considered paleo if eaten occasionally (e.g. bananas, roasted nuts), but not much info. on their drinks (other than simple teas). Recognizing that many paleo folks still allow for coffee (and some, milk), what are reasonable drink options at Starbucks?

Hot Drinks:

  • Hot tea
  • Espresso
  • Coffee
  • Americano (espresso + water)
  • Latte (whole milk) w/cinnamon

Cold Drinks:

  • Unsweetened iced tea
  • Iced coffee

The flavored syrups are not paleo, considering they're heavily processed and made with sugar. (Anyone know about their cacao mix for mochas and hot chocolates?)

8ad3275261eeab90faff4f98c86ca670

(0)

on May 25, 2014
at 03:34 PM

and I find the "nipple pus" comment misogynistic.

8ad3275261eeab90faff4f98c86ca670

(0)

on May 25, 2014
at 03:32 PM

Cutest story. I usually cringe when people use words like "naughty" and "sinful" about food, but coming from an older librarian, it's kinda perfect. I hope she had one for herself after you left!

4aa0203e74f766acf566aea13d1a8cdf

on October 28, 2013
at 06:37 AM

Whipping cream is paleo safe?

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1207)

on May 12, 2013
at 04:23 PM

milk is not pus - vegan lies!

40b065644e95a090f6a41808303773ae

(450)

on February 27, 2013
at 07:14 PM

Ah okay, thanks! Maybe it was reformulated since I originally posted (it was a year ago) or could have just mistaken it for another flavor.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:27 PM

The sugar-free mocha, I mean, sorry to be unclear.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:26 PM

Nah, it's a powder we mix with hot water. Don't remember what's in it right now, but it reads like a chemistry set.

Cbe1731034411e1ce373cdc62e7d4eef

(65)

on November 27, 2012
at 07:35 PM

thanks so much for the heavy cream comment. I will now be getting my tall bold with heavy cream instead of putting in half and half.

Da51943abcc3acd29440fe001c29a6a4

(50)

on August 11, 2012
at 02:16 AM

Can you get iced coffee at Starbucks that doesn't have sugar? I've never ordered it but looking at the website all the iced coffee contains sugar.

Da51943abcc3acd29440fe001c29a6a4

(50)

on August 11, 2012
at 02:14 AM

I found oak0y's comment helpful. I was going to ask if the heavy whipping cream contained good fats or bad. No reason for jumping on someone for being helpful.

A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on August 04, 2012
at 06:36 AM

As I read somewhere: decaf is just warm brown water.

A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on August 04, 2012
at 06:35 AM

Nipple pus? You just made me choke on my coffee..

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:55 PM

Ditto. I get a lb of ground coffee and put it in a pitcher of water over night then strain it off the next day

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:52 PM

Be careful with almond milk, because every commercial supplier adds sugar to it

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on June 07, 2012
at 02:21 AM

i get charged extra on coffee but not on tea. i tell them i want a little cup to put in my tea after it steeps. also, ask for LIQUID heavy cream. ....in LONDON they looked at me like I had two heads. You want heavy cream? OMG, the london girls would die, she said...all they drink is skinny this and lite that....and Iam thinking...how miserable...

408b32d0900853851167089d730f1881

on June 06, 2012
at 05:13 PM

I make this myself & have big jugs in the refrigerators at both work and home. It's also known as 'cold-brewed' coffee concentrate, and is all the rage here in Portland, Oregon. And it's AWESOME!

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on June 06, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Nikki answered below. In case you didn't see it the idea is that most people's problems with dairy is the sugar and protein. Heavy Cream has so much fat that the sugar and protein is greatly reduced and so it is tolerated much better.

1144bcd270d99a61c2bc6a23f6290d46

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on June 06, 2012
at 04:52 PM

A breve IS made with half and half. Try ordering a Cafe Creme-that is espresso and heavy cream. However, no one will probably know what you mean-you will always probably have to specifically ask. :-)

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on June 06, 2012
at 04:44 PM

Agree with Jared. Honestly...

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:03 PM

I've never been charged extra, and I've been to quite a few Starbucks. Sounds like the barista/cashier didn't know what he/she was doing.

Ec39179d4c06199471827a706adb2896

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on May 08, 2012
at 06:56 PM

They charged you extra?? I don't think they've been charging me any extra... I'll have to be on the lookout for that!

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on May 07, 2012
at 05:04 PM

Yah, I did this today, I explained I wanted HC and they charged me 60 cents :(

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on March 19, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Yeah, that's happened to me several times. Apparently you need to clarify that you _don't_ want half 'n half.

652bebf17798b2418f80e78200ff4245

on March 19, 2012
at 04:07 AM

Thanks Joe! Do you think coconut cream will keep all day? Does it have to be refrigerated once open?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on March 15, 2012
at 10:58 PM

+1 for librarian story :)

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on March 15, 2012
at 10:38 PM

baby food containers: http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Freeze-Reusable-Containers-12-Pack/dp/B002YQQQJW/

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on March 15, 2012
at 08:35 PM

oak0y.... The person who posted the question wasn't asking for a dogmatic comment. If you can't actually help answering a question, it's best not to answer. Sorry, pet peeve.

0e5045fb58c84420a8eb7ee8d41dfc12

(258)

on March 15, 2012
at 08:05 PM

+1 for the words "Naughty Cream" spoken by a librarian!

B61f6513a155cd874b42efdad55312f6

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on March 15, 2012
at 06:35 PM

Misto is a drink? I always ask for heavy cream everywhere I go, that's how I found out Starbucks stocks it, they always correct me and say "do you mean heavy whipping cream?".

033ceff8e23d4abf2ff122e223d7a123

(350)

on February 26, 2012
at 08:18 PM

just bought a venti iced coffee & asked for heavy whipping cream...had no idea this was an option. so yummy...so addicted. thanks :)

4afe09d59d78e670879aeb0fe8a27c69

(60)

on February 26, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Yes, they do seem confused by my ordering the "skinny" mocha with cream/whole milk. Gives me the urge to explain myself, but I don't want to be even more of a weirdo!

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:13 AM

I've tried to order a breve, but they always think that means half-and-half. I have to specifically ask for steamed whipping cream to get what I want.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:12 AM

I do four. But yes. Yum. If you have the starbucks card, you get free cream upgrades.

5aa057aabe02e83299e1e2137eab05e2

(108)

on February 19, 2012
at 01:11 PM

I knew someone who did an internship in a coffee factory in Seoul, and hensaid after seeing how it was made, he would never be able to drink decaf again. Did not provide details, but I got the impression there were a lot of chemicals involved.

4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

(1138)

on February 19, 2012
at 06:25 AM

I've heard that argument about the "trenta" as well, but it being "bigger than the average human stomach" would only be an issue if you sucked it all down in a matter of minutes. I usually get my venti/trenta iced coffee about 9 and sip it until my lunch at 12:30-1:00. Your stomach is digesting and emptying along with you refilling it, and keep in mind, most fast food restaurants still have cup sizes way bigger. Not sure why Starbucks was so ostracized about the cup size- I LOVE it. I am dead without my coffee ;)

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on February 17, 2012
at 04:42 AM

Yeah for Modesto.

Ee7c5b7b9d4cd48d61dc259e6966a725

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on October 21, 2011
at 07:25 AM

Can we get some confirmation that the cream is not sweetened?

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on April 04, 2011
at 01:13 PM

Yes, they pour real cream and vanilla sugar syrup into their "whipped cream" CO2 dispensers. I just ask for "Cold heavy whipping cream" and 90% of the time they know what I'm talking about (at Starbuck where I'm not already a regular).

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on April 04, 2011
at 01:09 PM

anything with bergamot...yum...but i just found out certain levels of bergamont block potassium ...but i dont know what "certain level" count is...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 04, 2011
at 09:10 AM

heavy cream at starbucks wont be grass fed or organic.

B51cfd1b62eff5c2816ff8f8dee46e26

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on March 28, 2011
at 04:00 AM

I like Modesto for the most part. :)

Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

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on March 26, 2011
at 11:56 AM

I'll have to try that. I was unaware they had heavy cream on the premises that was not whipped and sweetened.

5a726c5fe988a1783a39a75ff2ce82f7

(454)

on March 26, 2011
at 09:16 AM

Yeah...a lot of people have bad things to say about Modesto, but I've traveled allllllll over the country and trust me, there are a LOT worse places to live.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 26, 2011
at 02:21 AM

I think Biggby Coffee carries the same brand. Its so amazing.

B51cfd1b62eff5c2816ff8f8dee46e26

(80)

on March 25, 2011
at 09:38 PM

A rare compliment to Modesto. I grew up there. :)

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

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on March 25, 2011
at 08:35 PM

They keep heavy cream around? Good to know.

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on March 25, 2011
at 07:17 PM

Similarly, I ask for a small with "2 or 3 ounces heavy whipping cream."

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

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on March 25, 2011
at 07:17 PM

no kiddin' about the prices!

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033ceff8e23d4abf2ff122e223d7a123

on February 27, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I thought this was funny...I just ordered a small coffee with heavy whipping cream at my public library and the older woman who made my drink said "I like to call this naughty cream, because it's full of fat and so yummy." She then said my request was something she never hears and when I told her I was on a high fat diet she said "Well that just sounds delicious."

Made me smile. :)

0e5045fb58c84420a8eb7ee8d41dfc12

(258)

on March 15, 2012
at 08:05 PM

+1 for the words "Naughty Cream" spoken by a librarian!

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on March 15, 2012
at 10:58 PM

+1 for librarian story :)

8ad3275261eeab90faff4f98c86ca670

(0)

on May 25, 2014
at 03:32 PM

Cutest story. I usually cringe when people use words like "naughty" and "sinful" about food, but coming from an older librarian, it's kinda perfect. I hope she had one for herself after you left!

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B51cfd1b62eff5c2816ff8f8dee46e26

on March 25, 2011
at 07:25 PM

You can add heavy whipping cream to any drink that they make. I get a Misto which is half coffee and half steamed heavy cream.

Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

(1387)

on March 26, 2011
at 11:56 AM

I'll have to try that. I was unaware they had heavy cream on the premises that was not whipped and sweetened.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78417)

on April 04, 2011
at 09:10 AM

heavy cream at starbucks wont be grass fed or organic.

Ee7c5b7b9d4cd48d61dc259e6966a725

(90)

on October 21, 2011
at 07:25 AM

Can we get some confirmation that the cream is not sweetened?

033ceff8e23d4abf2ff122e223d7a123

(350)

on February 26, 2012
at 08:18 PM

just bought a venti iced coffee & asked for heavy whipping cream...had no idea this was an option. so yummy...so addicted. thanks :)

B61f6513a155cd874b42efdad55312f6

(231)

on March 15, 2012
at 06:35 PM

Misto is a drink? I always ask for heavy cream everywhere I go, that's how I found out Starbucks stocks it, they always correct me and say "do you mean heavy whipping cream?".

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on March 15, 2012
at 08:35 PM

oak0y.... The person who posted the question wasn't asking for a dogmatic comment. If you can't actually help answering a question, it's best not to answer. Sorry, pet peeve.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on June 06, 2012
at 04:44 PM

Agree with Jared. Honestly...

Da51943abcc3acd29440fe001c29a6a4

(50)

on August 11, 2012
at 02:14 AM

I found oak0y's comment helpful. I was going to ask if the heavy whipping cream contained good fats or bad. No reason for jumping on someone for being helpful.

Cbe1731034411e1ce373cdc62e7d4eef

(65)

on November 27, 2012
at 07:35 PM

thanks so much for the heavy cream comment. I will now be getting my tall bold with heavy cream instead of putting in half and half.

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C26942a79fbd94cf7c383c596c847d06

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on February 26, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Blarf. I work there and I am sick of any and all beverages EXCEPT the iced decaf willow coffee (have to ask for it on the rare clover machine). Delicious, like honey. Pinch of stevia, nutmeg, and cream and it is just divine. Otherwise. Everything is fake garbage. EVERYTHING. (non-organic milk = nipple pus).

A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on August 04, 2012
at 06:35 AM

Nipple pus? You just made me choke on my coffee..

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1207)

on May 12, 2013
at 04:23 PM

milk is not pus - vegan lies!

8ad3275261eeab90faff4f98c86ca670

(0)

on May 25, 2014
at 03:34 PM

and I find the "nipple pus" comment misogynistic.

3
9ac8a7b68cf079b22de42b703e466e64

(787)

on March 26, 2011
at 07:58 AM

americano. no cream. no nothing. pretty good (for starbucks)

3
21e8ad2e1dcdb3a7c439b261f7efd9f0

on March 25, 2011
at 09:33 PM

I only do this once in a while, I ask for an espresso shot with heavy cream "all the way up, COLD". They are horrified...

3
B4313b18cc03036a6147543d7b0872d6

(566)

on March 25, 2011
at 07:46 PM

three shot latte with heavy cream. yup.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:12 AM

I do four. But yes. Yum. If you have the starbucks card, you get free cream upgrades.

2
9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

on April 04, 2011
at 01:29 PM

I confused a barista this weekend by ordering a Mocha latte with sugar free syrup but heavy cream instead of milk. It was delicious. A once-in-a-while treat though with the flavoring.

4afe09d59d78e670879aeb0fe8a27c69

(60)

on February 26, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Yes, they do seem confused by my ordering the "skinny" mocha with cream/whole milk. Gives me the urge to explain myself, but I don't want to be even more of a weirdo!

2
B952863fcaea35e6fd926ddb1f88123b

(130)

on April 04, 2011
at 05:32 AM

Funny that you get weird looks-- I worked at Starbucks in college (late 90s) when low carb was all the rage and people asked for breve lattes (latte made with cream) all the time. I can't do dairy at all so I either get a plain Americano, or if I know ahead of time I'm going to coffee I bring a little container with some coconut milk in it and throw it in there. It's a little weird, but yummy!

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:13 AM

I've tried to order a breve, but they always think that means half-and-half. I have to specifically ask for steamed whipping cream to get what I want.

1144bcd270d99a61c2bc6a23f6290d46

(234)

on June 06, 2012
at 04:52 PM

A breve IS made with half and half. Try ordering a Cafe Creme-that is espresso and heavy cream. However, no one will probably know what you mean-you will always probably have to specifically ask. :-)

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1144bcd270d99a61c2bc6a23f6290d46

on June 06, 2012
at 05:04 PM

REAL iced-coffee! Cold-pressed, it is very different from iced-coffee served at 95%+ of the coffee shops. Hard to find a coffee shop that makes and sells it, but if you find a place that carries the real deal, you have found a great coffee shop!

Regular places just use their regular coffee that has been brewed hot and add ice to it, lame. Cold-pressed is steeping coffee in room-temp or cold water for extended time (like 8-16hrs). It lowers the acidity, making the coffee naturally sweeter. Also, changes the chemical profile of the coffee because it is never heated. Packs a hell of a caffeine punch too-much stronger than espresso or regular coffee. Tastes so much smoother and just wonderful compared to any regular coffee or even the smoothest espresso.

So, not that easily found but it is delicious! I've moved and now can't find any places near me that sell it.

408b32d0900853851167089d730f1881

on June 06, 2012
at 05:13 PM

I make this myself & have big jugs in the refrigerators at both work and home. It's also known as 'cold-brewed' coffee concentrate, and is all the rage here in Portland, Oregon. And it's AWESOME!

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:55 PM

Ditto. I get a lb of ground coffee and put it in a pitcher of water over night then strain it off the next day

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4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

(1138)

on February 19, 2012
at 06:20 AM

Venti or Trenta iced coffee, cream, no sugar... I sip on it all morning :)

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40b065644e95a090f6a41808303773ae

on February 16, 2012
at 07:41 PM

As no one's touched on the mocha syrup -- It's made from a pre-packaged powder that is mixed with hot water.

Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Chocolate Liquor, Potassium Sorbate, Vanillin.

Unsure of the sugar-free variety, it's one of the bottled syrups which have more crap in them.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:27 PM

The sugar-free mocha, I mean, sorry to be unclear.

Df3557c3165afa6c5576ced2f028e8a3

(50)

on February 26, 2013
at 08:26 PM

Nah, it's a powder we mix with hot water. Don't remember what's in it right now, but it reads like a chemistry set.

40b065644e95a090f6a41808303773ae

(450)

on February 27, 2013
at 07:14 PM

Ah okay, thanks! Maybe it was reformulated since I originally posted (it was a year ago) or could have just mistaken it for another flavor.

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Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

on April 04, 2011
at 01:10 PM

Doppio (two shot espresso) and fill with cream. Cost $2.09 in N. Florida if they dont charnge for heavy cream... or in a a pinch I fill the tiny cup with 1/2 and 1/2..

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65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on March 26, 2011
at 02:06 AM

I get a large iced coffee (last week they asked if i meant the venti or the new trenta size and I explained that the trenta size is bigger than the average human stomach) or four shots over ice. I use the raw sugar and some half and half (after reading this post I'll be switching to heavy cream!) and ask them to shake it up because the sugar settles on the bottom. This morning I got a banana. I used to get the almonds for breakfast but they've cut the size in half and put the roasted almonds in the back behind the glazed almonds. Go america. I much prefer coffee from whole foods... cheaper too and organic.

4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

(1138)

on February 19, 2012
at 06:25 AM

I've heard that argument about the "trenta" as well, but it being "bigger than the average human stomach" would only be an issue if you sucked it all down in a matter of minutes. I usually get my venti/trenta iced coffee about 9 and sip it until my lunch at 12:30-1:00. Your stomach is digesting and emptying along with you refilling it, and keep in mind, most fast food restaurants still have cup sizes way bigger. Not sure why Starbucks was so ostracized about the cup size- I LOVE it. I am dead without my coffee ;)

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Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

on March 25, 2011
at 11:47 PM

"Venti bold drip (or Americano), filled to Grande level, then fill the rest up to the top with cold heavy whipping cream."

Yeah...I, too, get the incredulous, eye-popping looks from the baristas.

GO PALEOBUCKS!

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on March 25, 2011
at 09:57 PM

I order a short latte made with half and half. It foams up a little better than the heavy cream. It's a compromise but a little better than straight whole milk.

1
1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on March 25, 2011
at 08:49 PM

I generally avoid Coffee, Inc., but I've discovered that Caribou Coffee's Cinnamon Rooibos tea is divine.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on March 26, 2011
at 02:21 AM

I think Biggby Coffee carries the same brand. Its so amazing.

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5a726c5fe988a1783a39a75ff2ce82f7

on March 25, 2011
at 08:24 PM

Luckily here in Modesto, CA we have an AMAZING local coffee shop called The Serrano Social Club. They offer almond milk and you don't even have the option of "flavors" because the coffee is just. that. good. :-D

5a726c5fe988a1783a39a75ff2ce82f7

(454)

on March 26, 2011
at 09:16 AM

Yeah...a lot of people have bad things to say about Modesto, but I've traveled allllllll over the country and trust me, there are a LOT worse places to live.

B51cfd1b62eff5c2816ff8f8dee46e26

(80)

on March 25, 2011
at 09:38 PM

A rare compliment to Modesto. I grew up there. :)

B51cfd1b62eff5c2816ff8f8dee46e26

(80)

on March 28, 2011
at 04:00 AM

I like Modesto for the most part. :)

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on February 17, 2012
at 04:42 AM

Yeah for Modesto.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:52 PM

Be careful with almond milk, because every commercial supplier adds sugar to it

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21415)

on March 25, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Iced green tea. Thats pretty much it for me. It's a tazo mint green tea that tastes nothing like a good green tea, but it breaks the monotony and gives me a little caf.

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101b3a5c96d313d22262f65bdff20acf

(539)

on March 25, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Decaf Americano with heavy cream, raar.

5aa057aabe02e83299e1e2137eab05e2

(108)

on February 19, 2012
at 01:11 PM

I knew someone who did an internship in a coffee factory in Seoul, and hensaid after seeing how it was made, he would never be able to drink decaf again. Did not provide details, but I got the impression there were a lot of chemicals involved.

A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on August 04, 2012
at 06:36 AM

As I read somewhere: decaf is just warm brown water.

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D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on March 25, 2011
at 07:09 PM

I usually get coffee black. But sometimes I will get a large coffee: 3/4 coffee, 1/4 heavy whipping cream. They will then ask you "you want the REAL cream just poured in there plain and cold?" Yep.

I avoid anything that has a name or requires a mixture.

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(1416)

on March 25, 2011
at 08:35 PM

They keep heavy cream around? Good to know.

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(8868)

on March 25, 2011
at 07:17 PM

Similarly, I ask for a small with "2 or 3 ounces heavy whipping cream."

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(7970)

on April 04, 2011
at 01:13 PM

Yes, they pour real cream and vanilla sugar syrup into their "whipped cream" CO2 dispensers. I just ask for "Cold heavy whipping cream" and 90% of the time they know what I'm talking about (at Starbuck where I'm not already a regular).

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on October 28, 2013
at 06:37 AM

Whipping cream is paleo safe?

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on February 26, 2013
at 07:17 PM

There is no such thing as Paleo Dairy. The idea being that our ancestors did not consume dairy after the first year or so of life. How does it make sense then to consume dairy from a cow or a goat?

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on November 27, 2012
at 07:31 PM

Organo gold highly recommended http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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on August 11, 2012
at 01:00 AM

@JMack383: That must include the Classic (i.e. sugar) syrup that is included in the standard recipe. You have to specify if you want it unsweetened.

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:54 PM

I didnt realize this about Starbucks Iced Coffe but a Grande 16oz size has 21g Carbs. I dont know how this is possible. I wish I would have known before I was drinking one a day.

Starbucks.com Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz) Calories 90 Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0g 0% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 5mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 21g 7% Dietary Fiber 0g 0% Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C0%Calcium0%Iron0% Caffeine 165mg *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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on June 06, 2012
at 04:39 PM

@ Shane: There is little to no lactose/lactase in heavy cream as it is 99.9 % fat. Most people who don't tolerate dairy well can usually have cream and butter (just heavy cream churned).

I know it sounds weird, I'm relatively new to paleo too. But just remember that fat is your energy now (instead of carbs) so fat is your friend. :)

http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/cream-heavy-fluid

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:36 PM

"Iced Venti Unsweetened Breve Starbucks Doubleshot."

It's 5-6 shots of espresso shaken over ice with a splash of half and half. I get it without syrup and add in a few drops of stevia, splenda, or whatever (yes, this is a "cheat" for me). Make sure you tell them you only want a splash of dairy or they will treat the 1/2 & 1/2 or Heavy Cream as normal milk and pour in way too much.

This is a legacy drink and really just am amped up Iced Americano, but they normally don't charge you for the extra shots if you order it by name, and it actually comes out cold since they shake it over ice whereas I normally find the Iced Americanos to be lukewarm at best.

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on May 07, 2012
at 03:52 AM

Hi,

I'm new to this paleo thing. What is the idea behind being able to use heavy whipping cream in the coffee. Is that allowed more than milk is.

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(788)

on June 06, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Nikki answered below. In case you didn't see it the idea is that most people's problems with dairy is the sugar and protein. Heavy Cream has so much fat that the sugar and protein is greatly reduced and so it is tolerated much better.

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(242)

on March 15, 2012
at 11:38 PM

Lame! I tried asking for "heavy whipping cream" after reading all of this and they just poured in Half and Half! Nooooo!!!

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(1906)

on March 19, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Yeah, that's happened to me several times. Apparently you need to clarify that you _don't_ want half 'n half.

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on May 07, 2012
at 05:04 PM

Yah, I did this today, I explained I wanted HC and they charged me 60 cents :(

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on May 08, 2012
at 11:03 PM

I've never been charged extra, and I've been to quite a few Starbucks. Sounds like the barista/cashier didn't know what he/she was doing.

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(242)

on May 08, 2012
at 06:56 PM

They charged you extra?? I don't think they've been charging me any extra... I'll have to be on the lookout for that!

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(1471)

on June 07, 2012
at 02:21 AM

i get charged extra on coffee but not on tea. i tell them i want a little cup to put in my tea after it steeps. also, ask for LIQUID heavy cream. ....in LONDON they looked at me like I had two heads. You want heavy cream? OMG, the london girls would die, she said...all they drink is skinny this and lite that....and Iam thinking...how miserable...

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(298)

on March 15, 2012
at 07:54 PM

I usually just make my own coffee, and usually have some cream in it, but today I went crazy and bought myself a mocha!!! Very NOT paleo. Oh well, I have never been a perfectionist! :)

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on March 15, 2012
at 05:13 PM

I carry unsweetened cocoa powder in my purse to add to a black coffee. It cuts the bitterness of plain black. I wish there was a way to carry coconut milk packets around! And the cocoa powder at the sugar/cream bar tastes sweet so I've avoided it. (whole30 thing)

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(1614)

on March 15, 2012
at 10:38 PM

baby food containers: http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Freeze-Reusable-Containers-12-Pack/dp/B002YQQQJW/

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on March 19, 2012
at 04:07 AM

Thanks Joe! Do you think coconut cream will keep all day? Does it have to be refrigerated once open?

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(1085)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:52 AM

Americano with pastured heavy cream brought from home. There's no other way to start work on a Monday.

Here's an interesting nugget provided by Martin Berkhan's twitter: Study suggests coffee improves metabolic health.

...as if us caffeine drinkers needed any further justification.

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(1392)

on March 25, 2011
at 09:03 PM

I drink my coffee black as well, but I put cinnamon in it-- most cafes (including Starbucks) have cinnamon (and sometimes nutmeg) over near their sugar/dairy/napkins station, and they both give the coffee a nice little kick.

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on March 25, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Also, the black iced tea is NOT the Tazo Black Tea that they sell in the boxes at the store. It is actually an iced tea blend that you can only buy in huge Starbucks sized bags online. It is a mix of black tea with a bit of bergamot in it. It's divine.

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(1471)

on April 04, 2011
at 01:09 PM

anything with bergamot...yum...but i just found out certain levels of bergamont block potassium ...but i dont know what "certain level" count is...

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on March 25, 2011
at 07:10 PM

They have a number of sugar free syrPus, if you are just wanting something to tickle your sweet buds. They come at a heavy price to your gut and are decidedly un paleo. Don't know about the cocoa, although back in the day I must admit it tasted pretty authentic.

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on March 25, 2011
at 07:10 PM

They also have a Protein Platter with a hard boiled egg, cheese and other stuff. There are some crackers I throw out, but in a pinch, it works.

If they don't have the Protein Platter I go with the Fruit and Cheese platter. It usually has apple wedges, some grapes, cheddar cheese and some brie and crackers. Again, I throw out the crackers.

Neither is optimal, the price is too high for the amount of food you get too.

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(4101)

on March 25, 2011
at 07:17 PM

no kiddin' about the prices!

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