A few months back, we taste-tested the Starbucks Pumpkin Latte against the Via Ready Brew counterpart and were surprised to discover tasters preferred the Via instant coffee over the store-made latte. When Starbucks sent us its latest instant offering, Via Peppermint Mocha ($8 for six cups), we knew what we had to do: a taste-off! Between the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, which combines espresso, milk, bittersweet chocolate, and peppermint flavor, and the Via package, find out which one our taste-testers preferred.
When you're out running holiday errands, do you stop at Starbucks for a little pick-me-up? Let me tell you: Those cups are full of more than holiday cheer; some of the drinks pack in an amazing amount of calories and fat into a 16 ounce cup. Not surprisingly, that Eggnog Latte is the worst offender, but thankfully it doesn't come with whipped cream. Even without the extra dollop of saturated fat, this holiday latte contains almost 25 percent of your daily caloric intake.
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