Man Gets One Starbucks Drink That Costs Him $47.30 -- Seriously (VIDEO)

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Most expensive Starbucks drinkThink you’ve been spending too much on your Starbucks habit? Think again, my caffeinated friends: In a quest to set a new, earth-shattering record of "Most Expensive Starbucks Drink," a Washington State man named Beau Chevassus dreamed up a concoction that costs a walloping $47.30 and, presumably, will drive your barista totally insane.

Apparently, Chevassus found evidence that no beverage costing more than $23.60 had ever been ordered from the 'Bux, so he made it his mission to beat that pitiful number. What on Earth did he order, you may ask? Well, I shall tell you ...

A venti 40-shot mocha Frappuccino with soy milk, mocha drizzle, matcha powder, protein powder, caramel brulee topping, strawberry, two bananas, caramel drizzle, Frappuccino chips, and vanilla bean. Woah. I don’t even know what at least one of those things is. Plus, the baristas threw in an extra EIGHT shots. So is this basically a sort of crack cocaine meets milkshake situation? He calls it a "Quadriginoctuple Frap" -- I call it "Courting Adult Onset Diabetes."

It may interest you to know that, although this tasty treat will add up to nearly $50 if you order it yourself (please don’t) (and I would just like to point out that you could buy like five pints of Ben and Jerry’s for that amount), this thrifty fellow not only got a discount for bringing in his own 52-ounce mug that he purchased at Goodwill, but he ordered it on his birthday, so it was free. Side note: Are things free at Starbucks on your birthday, and why did I not know this?

Chevassus did say that he was only able to drink about half of it, and over the course of a few days at that, because "it was so sweet, it made my gums hurt." No kidding -- just thinking about it makes MY gums hurt. What did he do, keep it in the refrigerator and take a few sips/bites every day? And does his dentist know about this? Inquiring minds want to know!

You know what this makes me think? My Starbucks order is WAY too boring. I almost always get a tall latte. That’s it -- no extra requests about temperature, milk fat, or foam amount. Perhaps it’s because I once worked in a cafe, and the words “half-caff” make me cringe; perhaps it’s just that I like it the way they make their lattes at Starbucks, I truly do. Sometimes, I get a grande, and sometimes, if it’s hot out, I’ll get -- you guessed it -- an ICED grand latte. And when I’m really, really feeling wild and crazy, in the winter I’ll get a tall peppermint mocha WITH WHIP (what is the point of a mocha if there is no whipped cream, I ask you?), or, in the summer, a grande iced-tea lemonade, unsweetened. And yes, I always get a grande when I get an iced beverage because the tall iced cups are just not big enough to hold the required amount of ice AND liquid. I have a method to my boringness!

But, alas, compared to a Quadriginoctuple Frap drinker I am, indeed, so totally boring. Maybe I’m missing out. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll go nuts tomorrow and order a VANILLA latte!

What’s your favorite coffee drink? Do you always order the same thing or do you mix it up?



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Ally Swarrow

I only drink fraps from Starbucks, and I get either a vanilla bean frap or a mocha frap.

mommy... mommyof5cutties

I had one cost me almost $9 it was a vente Carmel frap with extra extra caramel and probably 6 espresso...

nonmember avatar singletonmom

Wanna talk boring? I get a venti iced coffee, black. Baristas don't know what to do. I get a tilted-head dog whistle look. For the third time, correct, that was no syrup. No, no flavor shot, thanks for asking though. Your ears do not deceive you. Just coffee, on top of frozen blocks of water.

Doomy234 Doomy234

50 shots of expresso?! How did he not have a heart attack? O.o

Samfan97 Samfan97

Yuck. And my husband was flipped out by being in line behind a guy with a $17 coffee (that he subsequently refused to pay for) a while back. Re: free coffee on your birthday - yes you get a freebie if you are a member of their rewards program, which is free to join. You can use it for 2-3 weeks before or after your birthday too, but you only get one. It's a nice treat, though!

qlarue qlarue

You get a free birthday drink at Starbucks if you are a Gold Card member.  I'm not sure if there are limiations but I think this would be a bit much.  If iI get a tall latte every regular day but then on my free drink day I order a super giant extra everything drink, they might give it to me but I'd have to live with being a dirtbag customer.

LadyM... LadyMinni

And now I'm sure that never drinking at Starbucks is a great idea. If I got stuck behind this guy I'd lose my mind.

Mocha... MochaCocoaBean

I almost admire his tenacity. But that does not sound appealing at all. I like to get a little fun and fancy with my Sbux drinks, but nothing beats a venti black iced tea in the summer or a mocha. But you can't just say mocha anymore :( sigh. okay, here goes: grande mocha, nonfat, and don't you dare touch my drink with whip.

Sweet... SweetMelancholy

That sounds disgusting...and 50 shots of espresso!?!?! That would make me a miserable, twitchy nutcase. I think I'll stick with my basic cinnamon latte. I'm drinking one now :)

melis... meliscool72

well so you know, bananas and strawberries are fruit LOL. You said you didn't know what any of those things were so I am just cluing you in LOL

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