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Cappuccinos from the machines at gas stations.

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Created September 19, 2011 at 2:19 PM

When I'm on the road and need a pick-me-up I usually go for half coffee and half original flavored cappuccino out of the machines. Does anyone know if there is sugar in those cappuccinos in the machine?

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on September 19, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Never knew that about flavored coffee beans/DD flavored coffee. Thanks!

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on September 19, 2011
at 06:38 PM

Thanks for the inside information Jessica! I never thought that they were actually grinding up hazelnuts and adding them to the coffee, so it's good to get a definitive answer about where the "flavor" comes from.

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:51 PM

I was just asking... real cappuccinos shouldn't have sugar added.

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:51 PM

I used to have a job roasting and flavoring coffee beans, and yes, those flavor syrups contain plenty of sugar. The "flavor" is added by tumbling roasted beans in the same kind of syrup that is added to a flavored latte (e.g. Torani).

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:46 PM

Wow.... Thanks!

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:05 PM

LOL...I don't expect much from a gas station unless it's the Get Go near Pittsburgh.

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:02 PM

I figured it did, just didn't see any ingredients listed for any of them. Straight coffee it is then. Thanks everyone!

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on September 19, 2011
at 02:51 PM

I always go with the hazelnut myself, but I often wonder if that's got sugar in it as well. I know the (delicious) pumpkin spice at Dunkin Donuts does.

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on September 19, 2011
at 02:35 PM

Usually what goes in those machines is pre-made.. so who knows what's going on there. You could always ask the attendant to show you the bags so you can see, they shouldn't have a problem with that. IMO I would just make a really milky coffee to play it safe.

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on September 19, 2011
at 02:23 PM

Hahaha they are laden with sugar. And hydrogenated oils. Go for coffee black or with some cream, if you tolerate it.

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on September 19, 2011
at 02:22 PM

does it taste sweet? If it's sweet at all there's sugar. Coffee, and espresso especially, is bitter.

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on September 19, 2011
at 02:37 PM

The "cappuccino" that comes out of the gas station dispenser is indeed laden with all sorts of "natural & artificial" flavors, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or, if "sugar free", aspartame, sucralose, etc.

I have found that just about every gas station has actual half and half ("mini moo's") so I generally dump about 4-5 of those in with brewed coffee. Most also have cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa powder (albeit often laced with sugar, but real sugar at least) if you need a little flavor.

The flavored brewed coffees (not the syrup) like hazelnut, french vanilla, etc. would also be a better option vs the dispenser cappuccino.

8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:51 PM

I used to have a job roasting and flavoring coffee beans, and yes, those flavor syrups contain plenty of sugar. The "flavor" is added by tumbling roasted beans in the same kind of syrup that is added to a flavored latte (e.g. Torani).

F5a8a14fc6a4d33c2563d0dd3066698a

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on September 19, 2011
at 02:51 PM

I always go with the hazelnut myself, but I often wonder if that's got sugar in it as well. I know the (delicious) pumpkin spice at Dunkin Donuts does.

78972387772c994caa78513a83978437

(2290)

on September 19, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Never knew that about flavored coffee beans/DD flavored coffee. Thanks!

Medium avatar

(19479)

on September 19, 2011
at 06:38 PM

Thanks for the inside information Jessica! I never thought that they were actually grinding up hazelnuts and adding them to the coffee, so it's good to get a definitive answer about where the "flavor" comes from.

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:03 PM

a venti starbucks drip with steamed heavy cream is a much better option than anything you're going to get at a gas station. and its only $2.

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:02 PM

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E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:05 PM

LOL...I don't expect much from a gas station unless it's the Get Go near Pittsburgh.

52862274613456b42d4f2b777c62b938

(5)

on September 19, 2011
at 03:51 PM

I was just asking... real cappuccinos shouldn't have sugar added.

52862274613456b42d4f2b777c62b938

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on September 19, 2011
at 03:46 PM

Wow.... Thanks!

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on September 19, 2011
at 02:53 PM

Yes. Even if there were no sugars, though, think about the processing and preservatives that must be in a powder to allow it to sit in a machine for months at a time. Definitely better off going with the brewed coffee.

Add some cream or half and half. Just try not to add too much because it already tastes like water.

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on December 07, 2012
at 04:26 AM

My latest Starbucks drink is an Americano with heavy cream. $1.95.

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on December 07, 2012
at 03:36 AM

The cappuccino machines dispense what is essentially General Foods International Coffee at hyper-strength.

Note that GFIC were my crack for years - I peaked at two tins per week. That stuff is sacrilicious. I'll miss it on my next road trip.

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