Adventures in Eating & Cooking
Sadly enough, probably the best place I could swipe my school ID for food is the Starbucks on Drexel’s campus, so I often go there after Physics with my friend Resh. As strange as this sounds coming from a food-o-phile, I could be pretty calorie-conscious sometimes, especially at Starbucks since they list their nutrition facts (which in my opinion is both a good and bad thing).
But I decided to splurge a little and get a creme-based green tea frappe. I love practically all of Starbucks frappes. I mean, I usually hate drinking coffee, but the sweet and creamy blends Starbucks make are absolutely irresistable! I liked the green tea frappe, although I thought the nice tea aroma was not strong enough. I suppose I just enjoy a richer green tea taste. The frappe was still cold, smooth, and sweet, with a hint of green tea. My only complaint is that there are always a few bits of ice inside the frappe that doesn’t get blended. I guess this is the downside of an express service.
I also wanted to see how perfect their perfect oatmeal is. It turned out to be not-so-perfect, but a major improvement from instant oatmeal. I hate how instant oatmeal tends to be runny, whereas Starbucks’ oatmeal was warm, chunky, and viscous. Still, it wasn’t very impressive, especially not for $3. Word on the street is that Jamba Juice’s oatmeal is a lot better, but I have yet to try it.
And another thing I have to mention: The seasonal hot pumpkin spice lattes are amazing!
Grade: A- frappe, B- oatmeal, A pumpkin spice latte
Conclusion: When at Starbucks, order drinks, not oatmeal.