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Starbucks Doubleshot + Energy – First Time You, First Time Me

Before a meeting with Coco Bean, I headed out to Starbucks to check out their new summer drinks for 2008.


I went with a Doubleshot on Ice + Energy which contains vitamin B, ginseng, and guarana for some extra mental sharpness. At first, I thought this drink was a cop out using the canned Starbucks Doubleshot drink as its base. The barista corrected me and said they make the drink fresh.

It seemed like I was the first one to order this drink, at least for the workers on this shift. The cashier didn’t know how to ring up the Energy extra. Then the barista didn’t know that SD written on the side of the cup stood for Starbucks Doubleshot. And while assembling the drink, she had to repeatedly look at an instruction sheet. But she did have one great suggestion, telling me to go with the soy milk. Next to mom, I figured barista knows best so I agreed and was not disappointed.

The concoction is shaken and looks good when put together. It’s already pre-sweetened, and the espresso base has bold flavors, but the soy milk soothes the overall taste. With the caffeine, ginseng, and guarana, my caffeine-meter was pegged. Afterwards, I swear my pee was a fluorescent yellow brighter than a highlighter. Ewww, but true.

Anyways, I’d definitely get this drink again. I might try it in its classic form with 2% milk just for comparison sakes. While the Doubleshot on Ice + Energy doesn’t sound tasty, it is pretty darn good.

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