Has anyone tried the new Starbucks "Chantico?"

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  1. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    Starbucks has this new drink Chantico that they’re calling “drinking chocolate.” It’s basically a hot chocolate, except instead of cocoa powder, it’s made with cocoa butter. It supposedly tastes like a melted Hershey’s bar – extremely rich, extremely chocolaty.

    Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had tried it yet, or if anyone plans to. I’m heading over to Starbucks in about an hour to try it for the first time. :D
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Sounds good. I'm about to go to Starbucks a bit later on today. Maybe I'll give it a whirl :p Sure does sound yummy.
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    O gosh, sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen.
     
  4. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I'm a mocha frappachino. BTW. But I will try this one.
     
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    From the Starbucks website:

    Drink at your own risk!
     
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    I tried it for the first time this afternoon, as a matter of fact. It did taste good -- basically, like the dregs from a regular mug of hot chocolate -- but I don't think it was worth the $2.65 for that tiny six ounce cup.
     
  8. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    I'll have to try it. They recently put a starbucks in my town.

    -----Edit

    Wow i just read those nutritional facts. OMG as a doctor thats discusting. I should buy one for my friend who works in cardio and after he drinks it show him that.
     
  9. dotnina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so yeah, I just had the Chantico. It is REALLY good -- not as rich as a melted Hershey's bar -- but definetely richer than any other hot chocolate I've ever had.

    It didn't taste like 21 grams of fat, but, umm ... I guess it has 21 grams of fat. That's okay, extra long workout tonight. :D

    I agree w/Lyle though -- $2.65 is way too expensive for a 6 oz. cup, especially when you consider that the 12 oz. regular hot chocolate is $2.20.

    Oh ya -- the dipping cookie is really cool. It's a thin, wafer like tube that expands dramatically when you dip it in the Chantico. Like, it goes from a thin tube to a big fat clogged tube ... not unlike your arteries, perhaps! :eek:
     
  10. mactropy macrumors member

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    I had it last week for the first time! And I loved it. Try it in the "tall" size cup with lots of whipped cream (yummy) or with a shot of espresso! Even better.
     
  11. verozov macrumors regular

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    ahhh...

    i can feel my arteries clogging just thinking about it... oh well im sure its worth it...
     
  12. virividox macrumors 601

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    im sticking with the chocolate sacau from max brenner if i wanna drink chocolate!!!
     
  13. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    See! I've always had knack of knowinf fattening stuff before I even buy it.
     
  14. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Well I had one last night. It is quite good actaully, but a little too good. It's very rich. Probably wouldn't have one as often as I would normal coffe at Starbucks. But good nonetheless.

    Be kinda nice if they gave you some more of these tube cookies though.
     
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  16. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Yea I think you got it close.

    Shan - teco

    The "Shan" sounds like the name "Sean" or "Shawn" and "teco" has the "e" sounding like an "e" as in "Email" and the "c" sounds like the "c" in "Cat" and the "o" also sounds like an "o" as in "Oatmeal"
     
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  18. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Chocolate is naturally caffienated.
     
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    Starbucks had a coupon running in the local paper - brting in your old chocolate (xmas stuff, halloween, whatever) and get a free Chantico. I tried it - not bad but not worth the $$ if actually paying for it - and from the looks of it it's not a very healthy drink either. Beats the heck out of a cup of swiss miss though.
     
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    If you look at it another way, it's not really that bad a deal--2X more expensive for 3X more calories! :)
     
  21. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    A quick search on Google showed the "official" pronunciation: Chantico (shan-TEE-ko)... I'm guessing its "shan", not "shawn."
     
  22. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I will give it a shot and try it out if I remember to when I am at Starbucks. More than likely I will forget and just order a Mocha.
     
  23. michelle macrumors member

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    ew..it would be weird if they made it out of the old chocolate you bring in.
     
  24. wdlove macrumors P6

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    My wife picked up the literature about Chantico on Sunday.

    Today on way home from work she picked up some. She said that it tastes very smooth. A strong full bodied hot chocolate. I think that it tastes very rich and strong. A nice treat.
     
  25. dotnina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I didn't post this earlier, I just found about it ...

    Today (in the LA area, anyway) they're doing free "samplings" (where "sampling" = the full 6 oz. cup) of Chantico between 4pm and 6pm. So, if you hurry, you can get yourself a free Chantico. :)
     

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