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Old 02-25-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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Today at Starbucks!

I don't go there very often and wanted to make sure I didn't blow it...I ordered a "venti latte made with heavy cream, nothing else in it"......it even said that on the cup so I'm assuming it's o.k. Anybody?

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Old 02-25-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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Other than being about 600 calories, it was probably fine
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I get a sugar free vanilla latte with HWC all the time. About 2-3 times a week. I don't count calories though. Also - I WATCH when they make it. There are times I've seen the barista pull out half and half and even milk! That's the reason I never use the drive thru and always go inside and watch them make it.
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I don't count calories either!! Think I'll try it your way tomorrow....sounds delish!
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Precision in nomenclature is hard there. "heavy cream" means heavy whippING cream to me, but some baristas think it means "lots of half and half". "Whipping cream" often gets interpreted as WhippED cream" (sweetened). One barista argued with me that a latte with sugar-free syrup could not be called "skinny" if i had whipping cream or half and half when all the other baristas go by the syrup. Sigh...
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I wonder what the volume of the heavy cream is in a Venti? There are .8 carb per ounce and 6.64 per cup of heavy cream. So maybe three carbs? I can't do that high of fat and calories at this point but I think some people just think that heavy cream is zero carb which it is at some level but not in larger amounts.
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I order my lattes half hot water and half breve...breve is half and half at my starbucks because their whipped cream is sweetened there...it is a small kiosk at work so no heavy cream w/o sugar...this cuts down on calories and keeps the carbs in check...I have had it the way you irdered and it is soo rich it's like dessert...If you don't have to count calories, I would say enjoy!
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Precision in nomenclature is hard there. "heavy cream" means heavy whippING cream to me, but some baristas think it means "lots of half and half". "Whipping cream" often gets interpreted as WhippED cream" (sweetened). One barista argued with me that a latte with sugar-free syrup could not be called "skinny" if i had whipping cream or half and half when all the other baristas go by the syrup. Sigh...
Exactly! That's why I never trust them to get it right unless I'm watching. I have to see them go in the fridge and pull out the carton of HWC. The one closest to me is inside of a Target. I buy the HWC they sell there. Dean's.They use the same HWC that is sold in Target so I know what the carton looks like. When I go to other locations, sometimes I ask to see the carton.

By the way, I usually order a tall. Its so very filling. It sometimes serves as a meal for me. I'm not going to have a meal after that. Or halfway thru it I'm stuffed and I'll have the other half later or tomorrow.
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Precision in nomenclature is hard there. "heavy cream" means heavy whippING cream to me, but some baristas think it means "lots of half and half". "Whipping cream" often gets interpreted as WhippED cream" (sweetened). One barista argued with me that a latte with sugar-free syrup could not be called "skinny" if i had whipping cream or half and half when all the other baristas go by the syrup. Sigh...
I have been working for Starbucks for 4 years now. A skinny latte means "non fat milk and sugar free syrup", in Starbucks lingo. Most definitely not a drink for a low carber

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I wonder what the volume of the heavy cream is in a Venti? There are .8 carb per ounce and 6.64 per cup of heavy cream. So maybe three carbs? I can't do that high of fat and calories at this point but I think some people just think that heavy cream is zero carb which it is at some level but not in larger amounts.
A venti is a 20 oz drink. You have to add the shots to it, so 2 shots in the cup. Then the amount of syrup pumps--that would be 5. Then adding in the foam on top. You would count about 16 oz of actual cream in your cup. But it could be some more or some less. I know I overfill my customers cups! I am a very generous barista

I don't know the exact amounts because we have lines on the cups we steam the milk/breve in. Not actual oz markings.

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I have been working for Starbucks for 4 years now. A skinny latte means "non fat milk and sugar free syrup", in Starbucks lingo. Most definitely not a drink for a low carber
I think officially that's what it means. But I've seen that translate to other things at different locations that's why I am very specific about what I want and have to watch them make. Once, I placed my order for a latte with HWC and sugar free syrup. The cashier rang it up as a skinny latte w/HWC. When I asked about it, ( I knew that skinny is usually made with low fat milk, did that before LC) I was told if it has sugar free syrup - its a skinny - Thats why I have to watch them make it. The barista proceeded to pull out half and half and told me a skinny with HWC usually means with half and half.
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so 800 calories for a DRINK???? And it's not even alcoholic with an umbrella in it?!

For me, calorie counting or not, I can't justify 1/3 to 1/2 of my daily calories for a coffee, much as I love it
Lucky you can!
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A venti is a 20 oz drink. You have to add the shots to it, so 2 shots in the cup. Then the amount of syrup pumps--that would be 5. Then adding in the foam on top. You would count about 16 oz of actual cream in your cup. But it could be some more or some less. I know I overfill my customers cups! I am a very generous barista

I don't know the exact amounts because we have lines on the cups we steam the milk/breve in. Not actual oz markings.
Thanks for the info! Sounds like a lot of heavy cream!
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:15 AM   #14
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I ended up having the venti latte with heavy cream and it was filling....only ended up having that for breakfast and lunch as I was in and out of meetings all day! Came home, broiled up some lamb chops with a salad and was down 1/2 pound!
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I talked with a girl at Starbucks one day about there heavy cream. You need to let them show you the container. The one I went to had more carbs than what you get at the store. She was real nice to tell me I was getting way more carbs than I thought.....
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