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Question About Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Latte

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Yes, I know I can google or search this site. I have. Google hasn't helped me. I do find some threads on here about Starbucks but they're either old or they're about other drinks. My question is specifically about the Skinny Peppermint Latte. (or is it the Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte?) -- it's the one that's listed on the boards as "100 calories for a tall") -- I had one last night and woke up this morning with that horrible gluten headache. I called Starbucks and the guy couldn't tell me the ingredients in the sugar-free syrups (either the peppermint or the mocha). He said because it's seasonal they don't have it in their computer yet. um..okay.

He said I could go to the shop and ask to see the ingredients list on the bottle. I will do that this evening when I'm over there (my hangout while dd is at dance class) but I'm just wondering if anyone has more of an answer for me.

I think I will email them and complain about them not having the info available for a seasonal drink, when it's not like it's a *new* seasonal drink. I mean, haven't they had peppermint for awhile? Anyway, how hard is it to enter ingredients into a computer. <_<

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I have no help on the ingredients you are looking for. However, I would say that it is best to avoid companies that are not open with potential allergens.

The liberal use of soy milk and the lack of allergen information (for their drinks) online keeps me out of Starbucks. Their main Canadian competitor is much more open about potential allergens, and they get my business.

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I have no help on the ingredients you are looking for. However, I would say that it is best to avoid companies that are not open with potential allergens.

The liberal use of soy milk and the lack of allergen information (for their drinks) online keeps me out of Starbucks. Their main Canadian competitor is much more open about potential allergens, and they get my business.

I agree. My problem is that there isn't any other place to hang out and wait while dd is at dance class. She takes two classes back-to-back for a total of two hours. And we live just far enough from the studio that it's not worth it to me to drop her off, drive home, be home for about 45 minutes then drive back. -- But, what I should do is just get hot tea, then investigate other places where I might be able to get my seasonal gingerbread or peppermint coffee fix. lol.. :P

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I tried one and didn't get any of my usual glutened symptoms. I did think the artificial sweetner taste was too much and I know a lot of people are sensitive to those.

Edited to add that my Starbucks says this drink is safe but I've heard that some locations make the mocha syrup in house so that could cause issues.

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I was just trying to research this last night also! I was craving some sweet coffee!

I could find nothing. I know like McDonalds if you get a Latte, with no flavoring. Its just steamed milk and coffee, then I add 2 packets of sugar. Thats gluten free.

However I know with Starbucks I can't have any of their sugar free syrups because they contain Splenda (sucralose) and it makes me VERY ill. Worse than my gluten pain.

I should say too...I have totally thought about carrying a bottle of vanilla around and flavoring my own drink too....because the flavored drinks I really miss.

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I was just trying to research this last night also! I was craving some sweet coffee!

I could find nothing. I know like McDonalds if you get a Latte, with no flavoring. Its just steamed milk and coffee, then I add 2 packets of sugar. Thats gluten free.

However I know with Starbucks I can't have any of their sugar free syrups because they contain Splenda (sucralose) and it makes me VERY ill. Worse than my gluten pain.

I should say too...I have totally thought about carrying a bottle of vanilla around and flavoring my own drink too....because the flavored drinks I really miss.

If you are looking for a lower calorie flavored latte, you could just halve the amount of flavoring they put in a drink. If your regular latte has 4 pumps of flavoring you could ask for just two. Then you have less sugar but still get some flavor. I know when I worked at starbucks the clear flavored sweeteners were all gluten free but that could have changed in the last year. I suggest asking the starbucks that you are going to get your drink from about ingredients instead of coperate. They can show you the ingredients on the bottles/packaging that they use.

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Well, for now I found my solution. (although I will ask to see the syrup ingredients the next time I'm at that Starbucks.) My dh came home yesterday with a small "frother" thing... not sure what it's called, but it's a manual one -- you put the milk in and pump the handle and the milk froths. Then I found International Delight peppermint/mocha coffee creamer. And voila, there's my peppermint mocha coffee drink. Not quite the same thing, but pretty good. And cheaper. And no chance of gluten. Isn't my dh a sweetie? :wub:

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If you can handle milk you can froth your milk/cream/half n half and add extracts (vanilla, peppermint, almond, etc.).

A tiny drop of extract goes a loooong way.

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If you can handle milk you can froth your milk/cream/half n half and add extracts (vanilla, peppermint, almond, etc.).

A tiny drop of extract goes a loooong way.

Yes, actually I should do that with the extracts. They keep for a long time, so I could have a peppermint coffee even in July! Great idea! :)

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No Starbucks where I live. Probably because the majority of people in this state believe caffiene is a drug and its not good for the soul. IMHO coffee smells terrible. yucky gross. We had one starbucks about 25 miles away, went there once got a decaf and it spilled all over the car (my mom was so angry and stressed as hers spilled too) so we never went back. Then it closed about 2 years ago. Must be a Starbucks embargo.

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