I don’t know about you, but I love coffee. As long as it has a little green mermaid on the front and it’s loaded with lots of sugar and calories.
That’s not being a diva, I just can’t stomach the taste of coffee without all the extra fixings and let’s be honest, Starbucks makes an early morning bearable. Upon reaching into my wallet in the SB drive-thru and realizing it was (surprise) empty, I started to re-evaluate my life. Unless I wanted to be a broke, Christina Aguilera circa 2011 version of myself, the caramel-frap-skim-extra-coffee-no-whip’s every morning had to end. While I’m totally (depressingly) being forced to sacrifice my Frappuccino, I’m not willing to sacrifice my morning caffeine. That being said, I’m here to offer an alternative.
I’ve done my research by testing out some coffee replacements and let me tell you—not a pleasant road. I tried caffeine pills and ended up shaking like I had pneumonia in front of all my coworkers. As you can imagine, I was pissed. Don’t do it. Unless you’re some kind of crazy person, or Luke Bryan. Ha! Get it? No. Ok.
What I CAN recommend, however, are these little on the go packets that have totally saved my career and mental sanity. They are Crystal Light Energy packets, in flavors of gross, grosser, okay, and peach mango. Not only are they affordable for a money hoarding college student like myself, but they are only 10 calories and your fear of turning into Christina will increasingly diminish.
You may be at a point in your life where giving up Starbucks is simply not an option. Luckily for you, Starbucks just brought back the “refreshers” which wake you up without the coffee taste and are fruity and delicious. New development: THEY NOW SELL THEM IN “ON THE GO PACKETS”—HELLO!
Boycotting fraps and other related coffee drinks are just one more thing you can do to keep from being a lardass. Breaking a Starbucks addiction is a very difficult thing to tackle on your own. If you feel yourself starting to slip, remember we are all doing this together and you CAN overcome it. If you can’t, you probably need to get your shit together.