Most Expensive Starbucks Drink: $23.60

Starbuks drinkIt’s not every day that you receive a coupon for one of the priciest beverage chains in the world! Armed with my Starbucks Rewards card, I decided to take the opportunity to find out just how much money I could pour into a Trenta—Starbucks’ whopping  31 ounce cup!   After about a half-hour with a laughing barista, we created the most expensive drink possible: one Java Chip Frappuccino in a Trenta cup, 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, Matcha powder, protein powder, and a drizzle of caramel and mocha.

Price: $23.60.

The resulting beverage contains 1400mg of caffeine.   According to Erowid, a widely respected drug catalog, a heavy caffeine dose is 400+mg.  This drink has 3 times that.  If I drank this all at once, it would put me in the hospital.  Two of these would kill me.
The flavor?  Tolerable, but not good.  Imagine a coffee-based health food smoothie that will put you in the hospital if you drink it all.  That’s how it tastes…like Jillian Michaels with a touch of Chuck Norris.





8 thoughts on “Most Expensive Starbucks Drink: $23.60

  1. i don’t know if you are misinformed or just want to generate traffic by being dramatic. please inform yourself and don’t spew crap to stupid people who might repeat what they read online like they usually do.

    FROM WIKIPEDIA: The LD50 of caffeine in humans is dependent on individual sensitivity, but is estimated to be about 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass or roughly 80 to 100 cups of coffee for an average adult.

    so if you weigh 70 kg or about 154 lbs, you would need to take in a whopping 12,25 grams of caffeine (assuming the median 175mg/kg). even if there are 1,4 grams of pure caffeine in your decadent joke coffee-smoothie, which i doubt, nope – you would not die. not even from drinking two of them. you’re either stupid or deliberately dishing out false info. shame on you.


  2. I think that it was George Carlin who said that you can tell how big an asshole someone is by how long it takes them to order their Starbucks. I’m just sayin’…


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