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Starbucks Handcrafted Refreshers

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 11, 2012 at 3:59 PM

So, as I was pulling up to get my latte this morning, the baristas were handing out samples of their new refreshers. I thought it tasted pretty good. I didn't feel like I was pouring straight cane syrup down my throat. I've been looking at the reviews and ingredients online, and it is honestly starting to look better than my daily latte and they come in VIA. They have a lower carb load than my latte and would be much more wallet friendly. Also, as I am low on energy (full time student and mom, and wife to a military man that is always TDY) I tend to reach for coffee a lot, which leaves me feeling dehydrated and nauseated. The refreshers being mostly water would be less likely to do that, and because of their lower carb status, would make me less likely to crave sugar in the afternoon.

Can anyone think of a reason that these would not be a good coffee replacement? I thought that erythritol, a sugar alcohol used in it, would be an issue, but it doesn't have nasty side effects and starves out the bacteria that cause dental carries.

Has anyone seen anything else on these? Obviously, I'm not going to be downing them like water, but for the points in my day when I need a little bump, is there any reason this isn't better than a latte?

Cd77fd01d8be999aa91b8678e262f419

(825)

on August 03, 2012
at 04:49 AM

The VIA packets do have sugar in them, though--I looked at the ingredients in one and the first one listed was sugar. The barista giving out samples at my local Starbucks said it was "all natural ingredients" when I asked if they were sweetened, and I wasn't sure if he was dodging the question...

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 24, 2012
at 09:30 PM

I like how you like to use personal insults, yet say that I act like a tree year old, and still can't actually manage to defend your position of not recognizing the colloquial use of words versus having to have everything spelled out for you. Not only are you smarmy, you are now also (unintentionally, I'm sure) ironic with your quote.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 24, 2012
at 08:44 PM

Troll away my dear. I'm out of feed for a 27 year who acts like a three year old. To quote one of my favorite characters created by one of my favorite screenwriters, "I hope it feels so good to be right. There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?" Except in your case you've only pointed out that you know how to move the goal posts and consistently abuse naturalistic fallacies.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 24, 2012
at 12:07 AM

No, I don't have to be, and I didn't start out that way. You did, however, and so I responded likewise. That was my choice and now I'm really thoroughly enjoying it. I am here to help, and I do very often if you'd like to check my answers and peek at my reputation score. If you're not enjoying this and are just feeling butthurt, I have no idea why you're continuing. Trying to teach the internet meanie a lesson? Does it make you feel righteous? Or are you just a masochist? I have no real interest in your answer, but whatever floats your chemical-ridden boat, dear.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 22, 2012
at 11:06 PM

I'm not a troll in general, but I will admit, it sure is fun trolling you in particular. Again, I assumed a certain level of understanding from you, as with understanding that while I know H2O is a chemical, I also know that is not the sort of thing that people generally mean when they use the term chemical. When using the term "vanillin" the synthetic part is generally implied, otherwise the term "vanilla extract" is more commonly used. Apparently you do not have the ability to use context clues. Your smarminess is hilarious!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 22, 2012
at 10:56 PM

I'm not a troll in general, but I will admit, it sure is fun trolling you in particular. Again, I assumed a certain level of understanding from you, as with understanding that while I know H2O is a chemical, I also know that is not the sort of thing that people generally mean when they use the term chemical. When using the term "vanillin" the synthetic part is generally implied, otherwise the term "vanilla extract" is more commonly used. Apparently you do not have the capability to use context clues. Your smarminess is hilarious!

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 10:34 PM

Don't ask things on topic? If you knew anything about botany, you'd know that by using vanilla extract that you ARE using vanillin. Vanillin is the main component of vanilla extract. Imitation vanilla extract uses a synthetic vanillin, which is always labeled as synthetic. You don't know what you're talking about, and you're a troll.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 10:29 PM

I tried watermelon in seltzer water last night, AWESOME. Your suggestion was helpful and relevant.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Just because there are other people being rude, you have to be rude? This is a community of people whom follow a similar food philosophy who are helping and supporting one another. This isn't a random forum or chat room where people are there to pick fights and sh*t on each other. If you feel like being rude, go there and have at it.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 22, 2012
at 06:45 AM

If you think THAT'S rude, you are apparently new to the internet. http://i.imgur.com/pm8gm.gif

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 22, 2012
at 06:44 AM

OH NOEZ PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET GET OFF TOPIC!!! Don't ask things in comments like "is it any worse than using vanilla extract?" and I won't answer them. Apparently gracious input is not what you were after, so I'm not going to continue offering it. How 'bout them apples?

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 02:14 AM

I am gracious to people whom actually listen and give helpful feedback and pay attention to the question in the original post...The question above was the Refresher vs The Daily Latte. Ty to stay on topic.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 02:12 AM

Obviously, as this is a community of people, I am seeking differing opinions, not insults.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 02:10 AM

I don't feel like I have to justify anything. What I was seeking, and it's stated explicitly, was HELPFUL input. Neither of the above were helpful, nor relevant. They were snarky and rude. Why comment if you're just going to crap on my question?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:28 AM

If you are just looking for people to justify your "cheats" then maybe rethink posting questions at all. Be open to feedback if that's what you're looking for! And I doubt Mathgirl's lil comment about the name was a personal attack on you. No one here thinks you named the beverage. Chill!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:25 AM

PS = plant derived does not equal Paleo or healthy.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:23 AM

If you are looking for everyone to agree with you like sycophants, I kind of wonder why you are asking a question on PH. You should expect differing opinions, and if you thought that this beverage choice was ideal, I doubt you'd be asking.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:19 AM

PS - I do use vanilla extract, but NOT vanillin. Again, your decision on what you want to use to feed yourself and your family, but if you come asking for input on PH, then please be gracious and accept input that is offered in a friendly and non-judgmental way, which I believe my answer was.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:18 AM

Well, don't be one then. :) I say that in the friendliest of ways, but I hope that you caught my meaning there. There is a difference between chemicals that occur in nature, in whole natural foods that we eat, and things that are produced by humans. I'd like to think I don't have to spell out the difference, and I hope you'd grasp the difference without me spelling it out. In either case, that is YOUR decision and I think I was fairly nice in conveying that it is your decision, and still not the end of the world if you have a different preference than I.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Not to be an ahole, but sugar, water, sugar alcohols, they're all chemicals... Anyhow, they're all extracts from plants, so is it any worse than using vanilla extract?

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:01 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYsWECLaakI&feature=youtube_gdata_player wow, yeah I never knew that coffee came right off the plant ready to go in the French press... Oh wait... I looked up all the ingredients, and they're not synthetic, they're all plant derived. Would I drink these in lieu of water? No. I'm looking for a good substitute for my daily latte. These have less carbs and hydrate me better than coffee, and don't taste like I'm crunching down on cane sugar. Again, I didn't ask for snarky, rude comments. I asked if anyone could pin down a reason why these weren't better than a latte.

3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

(2262)

on July 16, 2012
at 12:42 PM

We love doing infused waters for something with a little flavor. Put fruit and water in a pictcher over night and let the flavor steep. Watermelon and basil is particularly good.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on July 13, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Coffee grows on a tree. Really. It does. Starbucks refreshers are made of flavors in a lab. No thank you.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 12, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Next time you're out for some drinks, try a mojito. If made right, they'll go down like limey-minty-rummy deliciousness! With a hint of simply syrup to bring out the tang.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 12, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Not sure if you could make a concentrated batch, as the fruits and mint leaves would start to break down and go bad. But if you plan on drinking all that you're making within a day, you should be fine ;) And if you're going to use a pitcher, you'll probably need an entire bunch of mint. I think pulsing the mint & fruit together in the blender would be easier for large batches. Also want to recommend adding lime juice for flavor & vitamins!

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Yeah, I'm trying just a few sprinkles in club soda and ice with some chia seeds because I like the texture

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Also, things like seltzer water aren't "made by nature". Does that mean we shouldn't drink it? Just because it's made by nature, doesn't make it okay. Arsenic, anyone?

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:02 PM

What is upgraded coffee?

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:02 PM

Finally! A helpful solution. Thank you for this suggestion. I've never made or had a mojito, so I didn't know that they had similar favors and ingredients. Making a big concentrated batch once a week then adding it to a glass with some seltzer water sounds like an excellent idea.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:59 PM

Coffee is HIGHLY processed, so don't get all high and mighty there. Paleo isn't supposed to be reenactment. We all have to live in the real modern world. Also, most of the ingredients in the refreshers are in fact, "made by nature".

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Again, what part of my initial question did this answer? There are actually quite a few options that are Paleo friendly at Starbucks, but that wasn't the issue here.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Hmmm, not sure where the helpful advice is in either of these comments... I didn't come up with the name. I assume they say "Handcrafted" because these same drinks also come in VIA and in cans, so when you're ordering there is no confusion. In the future, if you don't have anything other than a snarky comment to add, then maybe rethink posting anything at all.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:44 AM

Luckie. You rock!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:43 AM

Coffee is made by nature? REally!? That's funny

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 11, 2012
at 07:20 PM

"Organic" and "All-natural" is their new target market.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 11, 2012
at 04:35 PM

My favorite part is the name. A company that mass produces tons of merchandise is schlepping "handcrafted" drinks. Perhaps the first batch was handcrafted, but guarantee there are huge machines "crafting" them now!

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 11, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Why wouldn't you just make them at home minus the sweeteners? All you'd need is a muddler and a tall glass. Heck, you could make a whole pitcher of them for what one of these would cost, lol.

  • Seltzer water
  • Fruit
  • Crushed mint

It's basically a mojito minus the cane syrup & rum.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 12, 2012
at 11:53 PM

Next time you're out for some drinks, try a mojito. If made right, they'll go down like limey-minty-rummy deliciousness! With a hint of simply syrup to bring out the tang.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:02 PM

Finally! A helpful solution. Thank you for this suggestion. I've never made or had a mojito, so I didn't know that they had similar favors and ingredients. Making a big concentrated batch once a week then adding it to a glass with some seltzer water sounds like an excellent idea.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on July 12, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Not sure if you could make a concentrated batch, as the fruits and mint leaves would start to break down and go bad. But if you plan on drinking all that you're making within a day, you should be fine ;) And if you're going to use a pitcher, you'll probably need an entire bunch of mint. I think pulsing the mint & fruit together in the blender would be easier for large batches. Also want to recommend adding lime juice for flavor & vitamins!

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B41cdb2253976ba9b429dd608d02c21f

(1495)

on July 11, 2012
at 10:20 PM

I'm pretty sure there's nothing Paleo about Starbucks.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Again, what part of my initial question did this answer? There are actually quite a few options that are Paleo friendly at Starbucks, but that wasn't the issue here.

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3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

on July 12, 2012
at 12:26 AM

I just googled it, they sound like a reasonable indulgence, not to be made a habit out of, but I do not see the harm. I am not a paleo purist, so as long as most of your diet is in check enjoy one, in fact I might even give them a try myself. I reccomend rooiboos tea at starbucks too, no caffine, fruity, delicious, and yes...paleo too.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Yeah, I'm trying just a few sprinkles in club soda and ice with some chia seeds because I like the texture

3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

(2262)

on July 16, 2012
at 12:42 PM

We love doing infused waters for something with a little flavor. Put fruit and water in a pictcher over night and let the flavor steep. Watermelon and basil is particularly good.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 10:29 PM

I tried watermelon in seltzer water last night, AWESOME. Your suggestion was helpful and relevant.

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99ac392257e444e014be6d4da6a900e4

(1036)

on July 12, 2012
at 01:23 AM

If energy is your real problem, grab a 5 Hour Energy and drink water. I feel better after one of those than I do after coffee. And yes, I drink Upgraded Coffee.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:02 PM

What is upgraded coffee?

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D518fad01269b7e38e56a42e2ba11b93

on July 31, 2012
at 04:51 AM

Ok. There is a LOT of misinformation on this one- if y'all want to keep snapping at things to discount their 'paleo purity' I'm really wondering what kind of good info I'm getting from this resource. I'm new to paleo- but I've been handcrafting Starbucks for a long time. Paleo options are everywhere. Starbucks isn't a magical place where everything is specifically catered to you- but yes you can build your own paleo treat. Refreshers are the first drink to ever get me off drinking a regular cup of coffee. They are super hydrating (especially if u ask the barista to make them with green -or black- tea instead of water). "hand crafted" refreshers are made with water, fruit ( berries or lime), and added green coffee extract shaken over ice. Green coffee extract comes from pre-roasted coffee beans. You might say it comes from the most primal state of coffee. There is stevia added to the green coffee extract concentrate but otherwise no added sugar or sweeteners. It has low calorie content, high antioxidant (even more when u add the tea options), and similar caffeine content per ounce as traditional cup of joe. No venom. Its not as perfectly pure as your own dug well water - but I'm happy to make it my guilt free preference.

Cd77fd01d8be999aa91b8678e262f419

(825)

on August 03, 2012
at 04:49 AM

The VIA packets do have sugar in them, though--I looked at the ingredients in one and the first one listed was sugar. The barista giving out samples at my local Starbucks said it was "all natural ingredients" when I asked if they were sweetened, and I wasn't sure if he was dodging the question...

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 12, 2012
at 01:17 AM

I'd rather have a little refined sugar than a chemical, myself, but that's up to you. If you're only drinking them occasionally, consider them a cheat and enjoy!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:44 AM

Luckie. You rock!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:19 AM

PS - I do use vanilla extract, but NOT vanillin. Again, your decision on what you want to use to feed yourself and your family, but if you come asking for input on PH, then please be gracious and accept input that is offered in a friendly and non-judgmental way, which I believe my answer was.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Not to be an ahole, but sugar, water, sugar alcohols, they're all chemicals... Anyhow, they're all extracts from plants, so is it any worse than using vanilla extract?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:18 AM

Well, don't be one then. :) I say that in the friendliest of ways, but I hope that you caught my meaning there. There is a difference between chemicals that occur in nature, in whole natural foods that we eat, and things that are produced by humans. I'd like to think I don't have to spell out the difference, and I hope you'd grasp the difference without me spelling it out. In either case, that is YOUR decision and I think I was fairly nice in conveying that it is your decision, and still not the end of the world if you have a different preference than I.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 22, 2012
at 06:44 AM

OH NOEZ PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET GET OFF TOPIC!!! Don't ask things in comments like "is it any worse than using vanilla extract?" and I won't answer them. Apparently gracious input is not what you were after, so I'm not going to continue offering it. How 'bout them apples?

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 22, 2012
at 11:06 PM

I'm not a troll in general, but I will admit, it sure is fun trolling you in particular. Again, I assumed a certain level of understanding from you, as with understanding that while I know H2O is a chemical, I also know that is not the sort of thing that people generally mean when they use the term chemical. When using the term "vanillin" the synthetic part is generally implied, otherwise the term "vanilla extract" is more commonly used. Apparently you do not have the ability to use context clues. Your smarminess is hilarious!

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 02:14 AM

I am gracious to people whom actually listen and give helpful feedback and pay attention to the question in the original post...The question above was the Refresher vs The Daily Latte. Ty to stay on topic.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 10:34 PM

Don't ask things on topic? If you knew anything about botany, you'd know that by using vanilla extract that you ARE using vanillin. Vanillin is the main component of vanilla extract. Imitation vanilla extract uses a synthetic vanillin, which is always labeled as synthetic. You don't know what you're talking about, and you're a troll.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 22, 2012
at 10:56 PM

I'm not a troll in general, but I will admit, it sure is fun trolling you in particular. Again, I assumed a certain level of understanding from you, as with understanding that while I know H2O is a chemical, I also know that is not the sort of thing that people generally mean when they use the term chemical. When using the term "vanillin" the synthetic part is generally implied, otherwise the term "vanilla extract" is more commonly used. Apparently you do not have the capability to use context clues. Your smarminess is hilarious!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 24, 2012
at 09:30 PM

I like how you like to use personal insults, yet say that I act like a tree year old, and still can't actually manage to defend your position of not recognizing the colloquial use of words versus having to have everything spelled out for you. Not only are you smarmy, you are now also (unintentionally, I'm sure) ironic with your quote.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 24, 2012
at 08:44 PM

Troll away my dear. I'm out of feed for a 27 year who acts like a three year old. To quote one of my favorite characters created by one of my favorite screenwriters, "I hope it feels so good to be right. There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?" Except in your case you've only pointed out that you know how to move the goal posts and consistently abuse naturalistic fallacies.

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B5bd19e76142cca78c869d146ba4182a

(120)

on November 08, 2012
at 04:29 PM

I work at Starbucks...there is PLENTY of sugar in the refreshers. When you look at the grande, for example, just visualize about 4 teaspoons of white sugar. Worth it?

The buzz words tell you that 'pure cane sugar' and 'natural caffeine' make this drink a good choice, but...Domino's is pure cane sugar, and Refreshers' caffeine is added, just like Coca-Cola. The whole 'natural' green coffee extract is a huge mask for the chemical extraction of caffeine from these beans. Also, there isn't that much caffeine in a refresher: only slightly more than tea. When you get 'energized,' probably a significant portion of that energy is coming from the sugar.

If you want the berry/lime flavor but don't want to suck down the 'pure cane sugar,' get an unsweetened iced tea and ask for the berries or limes to be shaken with your tea. OR, if you need the caffeine, just get an Americano - delicious, smooth, and guaranteed to be scalding hot. We'll hand you the heavy whipping cream if you ask for it.

Edited to add: A grande latte made with breve (half and half) will run you about the same amount of sugar (milk sugars), but at least you'll have significant milk fat to help blunt the glycemic affects. In my mind, this is why the latte (if it must be a latte or a refresher) is the superior choice.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on July 11, 2012
at 06:27 PM

It's fake food. It's not natural and it's not paleo. At least coffee is made by nature.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:25 AM

PS = plant derived does not equal Paleo or healthy.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:43 AM

Coffee is made by nature? REally!? That's funny

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 06:59 PM

Coffee is HIGHLY processed, so don't get all high and mighty there. Paleo isn't supposed to be reenactment. We all have to live in the real modern world. Also, most of the ingredients in the refreshers are in fact, "made by nature".

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 12, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Also, things like seltzer water aren't "made by nature". Does that mean we shouldn't drink it? Just because it's made by nature, doesn't make it okay. Arsenic, anyone?

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on July 13, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Coffee grows on a tree. Really. It does. Starbucks refreshers are made of flavors in a lab. No thank you.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 22, 2012
at 02:12 AM

Obviously, as this is a community of people, I am seeking differing opinions, not insults.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 17, 2012
at 06:23 AM

If you are looking for everyone to agree with you like sycophants, I kind of wonder why you are asking a question on PH. You should expect differing opinions, and if you thought that this beverage choice was ideal, I doubt you'd be asking.

20aee218ca5bce816122348144db9792

(122)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:01 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYsWECLaakI&feature=youtube_gdata_player wow, yeah I never knew that coffee came right off the plant ready to go in the French press... Oh wait... I looked up all the ingredients, and they're not synthetic, they're all plant derived. Would I drink these in lieu of water? No. I'm looking for a good substitute for my daily latte. These have less carbs and hydrate me better than coffee, and don't taste like I'm crunching down on cane sugar. Again, I didn't ask for snarky, rude comments. I asked if anyone could pin down a reason why these weren't better than a latte.

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De4c9cfd19de6c86e7d780e0b967b68b

on November 08, 2012
at 03:57 PM

i just got nikkis coconut butter( with many flavors such as hazlenut brownie, vanilla cake batter), i have little mini containers (about 2-3) tablespoons it will hold, and just carry that in my purse, and stevia packets, and portion it out for when Im on the go..thats the best option for me right now

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on July 11, 2012
at 04:20 PM

Funny you should mention this.. I literally never, until last week, drink any sugar at all period. I sometimes drink a stevia sweetened soda and its good.

Anyway it was hot and my daughter gave me a can of the Green Coffee Refresher in the red can. I was super thirsty and it was low sugar and low calories and I've always figured green coffee must be very very high in antioxidants if espresso has so many after all its put through.

It was DELICIOUS.

Erythritol is perfectly safe in my opinion.
Not Paleo, but you already know that :)

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