Think you're all fancy with your double whipped, half this, half that, stirred, shaken, and whatever else concoction you order at Starbucks? Oh, but you could be much fancier. It's true.
There's actually a secret menu at Starbucks that only an elite few know about. That means there are things on the Starbucks menu that aren't on the menu; you have to be in the know to get them. Those baristas have been holding out on us ... or maybe paying us back for all our high-maintenance orders. But now the secrets are out.
The Daily Meal put together a slideshow of some of the secret items you can supposedly order at any Starbucks. They do caution that all baristas may not be familiar with all of them, so you may want to come armed with the ingredients in case you're met with dumb stares. Included are some pretty tasty sounding items such as:
Dirty Chai (Chai latte with a shot of espresso.)
Triple C's (Cinnamon Dolce Latte with caramel syrup and chocolate mocha syrup.)
Green Eye (THREE shots of espresso added to your coffee. Be careful with this one.)
Cake Batter Frappuccino (Vanilla Frappuccino with vanilla and almond syrup.)
Captain Crunch/Crunch Berry Frappuccino (Hazelnut syrup in a Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino. Um, yum!)
I'm dying to go order one of these just to see how the baristas act. Do they give you a special nod, or wink, or something to let you know how cool you are for being in on the secret? If so, that would make my $6 drink totally worth it.
The site also reports that other eating establishments like Subway, Taco Bell, and Chipotle have secret menus too, and now I want to know what's on them. Especially Chipotle -- I thought I knew that place so well, and I'm feeling a bit betrayed.
Of course, once the secret is out and everyone knows, most of the fancy feeling is squashed and the fun ruined. But hey, a Captain Crunch/Crunch Berry Frappuccino sounds good no matter who knows about it?
Did you know Starbucks has a secret menu?
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