Just found out BIL, who is an awesome person otherwise, buys a huge Starbucks frappacino...
EVERY. WEEKDAY. MORNING.
That's 20+ of them per month, at $7 or so...
$140+ per month on frappacinos.
There are no words.
Not very mustachian, but sounds yummy. Another downside, though, is the calories. Aren't frappucinos something like 500+ calories each?
I was at a client's office, and one of the bookkeepers was mentioning how she is trying to lose weight ahead of her wedding. She was discussing with another lady how she was exercising more and eating only salad for lunch, but she couldn't drop the last five pounds. As she is talking, she is sipping at a huge iced frappa-mocha-caramel-latte-something (I'm not a coffee person, can you tell?
) from Dunkin-Starbucks, the same thing she had my previous days there.Me:
"If you're really having a hard time with the weight, maybe you could only get that drink once a week?"Bookkeeper:
"What? But it's coffee! Coffee doesn't have many calories."Me:
"I think that's just for normal, plain coffee. I think they put a lot of sugar in those fancy drinks. Why don't you look it up online? I'm sure they have the nutrition info somewhere on their website."Other Lady:
"You should follow Herring's advice. She's a nutrition expert." [I'm not; I'm an accountant.]Me:
"Yes, you gave me really good advice a couple years ago!"Bookkeeper:
*looking online* "OH. MY. GOSH. This has, like, 700 calories! What the heck?! I am never getting another one of these! Look at the sugar and fat! Where does it all come from?!"Me:
"I think it's all the fancy syrups they use. Those shops add a lot more sugar to coffee than you would if you made it for yourself."
So, yes, those drinks have a LOT of calories. Apparently, this knowledge is not as common as one would expect. For the price and calories, I would rather have an occasional milkshake!