Thursday, November 11, 2010

Starbucks *Limited Edition* Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream GIVEAWAY!

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Every once in a while, something incredibly awesome happens to me as a result of writing this blog.

Besides, of course, the everyday awesomeness of having you all visit, try my recipes, leave me your feedback, and just the general encouraging way y'all have about you.

And, over the past two weeks, TWO things have happened that belong in the category "something incredibly awesome".

One of them - you'll have to wait on - but I'll be posting a little teaser about it later this week. It does, however, directly involve YOU!

The other - is right below here.

A couple of weeks ago, the PR firm for Starbucks contacted me regarding my LOVE for their Peppermint Mochas. I basically survived 5 brutal Midwest winters on these alone.

They asked me if they could send me a pint of their NEW Limited Edition Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream. Ummm...let me think...

ARE YOU KIDDING?

YES! YES! YES!

A few days later, I opened up a brown cardboard box full of dry ice, and guess what was inside?

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OH. MY. WORD!


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Swirled Peppermint and Mocha Ice Creams with dark chocolaty chunks?

No they didn't.


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Oh, yes. Yes, they did.


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No. No, they didn't.


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OH SWEET HEAVENS TO BETSY! Yes, they did!

My most favorite Starbucks drink - in ice cream form. Isn't it beautiful?

Well, who cares what it looks like, Sarah. What did it taste like?


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It was absolutely, positively, supercalifragilisticexpialidociously....


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DELICIOUS!


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And, that's when I put my camera down, ate about half of it, and hid it away in the back of the freezer lest my precious sweeties get their sticky little fingers on Momma's "Oh, this has coffee in it, buddies, so you can't have any of it" ice cream.

I wanted to tell you all about it, but because I love y'all, I just can't tell you about such wonderful things without sharing them with you.

SO, I wiped off my peppermint mocha, chocolaty ice cream rimmed mouth with my arm sleeve and sent an email off to my contact at the PR firm.

And, I asked them for TEN pints of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream to give away to you all.

And, they said, "Absolutely!"

So, today - you can enter to win one of TEN PINTS of this ice cream by leaving a comment in the comment section. All you gotta do is tell me:

What is your favorite drink at Starbucks?

That's it!

You can win up to FOUR EXTRA ENTRIES by doing any or all of the following:

1. Subscribe to Short Stop via email or RSS. The form is on my sidebar. (If you're already a subscriber, let me know in the comments.)
2. "Like" Short Stop on Facebook - http://facebook.com/shortstopblog. (If you're already a fan, leave a comment letting me know.)
3. Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter.
4. Post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook page.

You MUST leave an additional comment for EACH of these things that you do so that the random thingy will count each of your entries. If you only leave one comment letting me know all of the things you did, you'll only get one entry. BOOOO!

This giveaway will be open until Sunday night, November 14th at 8pm. I'll let the random thingy choose the winners and I'll announce the winners on Monday mornin'.

Happy Thursday, everyone! Let's win some ice cream!

*Disclosure: Edelman, the PR firm for Starbucks, sent me one pint of this awesome ice cream to devour. At my request, they provided 10 additional pints for y'all to devour. Pretty cool, huh?

194 comments:

  1. How fun! My favorite is the white chocolate mocha latte...it's my special treat that I get with a friend:)

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  2. For me it's a three-way tie between the white chocolate mocha, the caramel apple cider, and the Passion Tazo iced tea. Yum!

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  3. Year round I stick with a basic mocha, but when fall/winter hits I am completely a peppermint mocha fan. Yum! I might have to go get one today.

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  4. Caramel frappe in the summer, pumpkin spice latte in the fall, and white chocolate mocha in winter! yum!

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  5. Ooooo very nice. I love their white chocolate mocha.

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  6. I am a subscriber as well. :)

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  7. I already subscribe to your feed.

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  8. And I am now a follower on FB. :)

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  9. I love peppermint mochas....divine! I also like a good caramel machiatto (sp?)
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    Carrie in IL- can't remember my blogger password- tells you where blogging has fallen in the scheme of life :P

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  10. This is so exciting!!!! My favorite is pumpkin spice latte...I bet that would be an awesome ice cream flavor too!!!!

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  11. My favorite drink is either the peppermint mocha or the pumpkin spice latte, but only while they are in season. I know the peppermint mocha is always available, but in my mind it is only in season in November and December. The rest of the year I am just a plain old latte girl!

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  12. I subscribe via google reader.

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  13. Oh and I am already a subscriber to your blog:)

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  14. Linked to my FB and I put you on my BLOG!!!!

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  15. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Caramel Macchiato. It's the perfect sweet & super strong to get me awake!!
    Bella_Baby1123@yahoo.com

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  16. I also subscibed to your blog AND liked it on facebook :) THANK YOU!
    Bella_Baby1123@yahoo.com

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  17. Starbucks makes the BEST hot chocolate in the world. It is SUCH a treat!!!!! Daily....just boring coffee!

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  18. I am a BIG OLE' FACEBOOK fan!!!! :)

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  19. Consider this plastered on my FB page. :)

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  20. I love anything with Peppermint in it!

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  21. For me it's a tie between the Peppermint Hot Chocolate and the Salted Caramle Hot Chocolate!

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  22. love the seasonal salted caramel hot chocolate!!

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  23. already subscribe to your delightful blog!!

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  24. became a fan on FB, fingers crossed now!!

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  25. Raspberry white chocolate mocha! mmmmmm...

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  26. I like the dark chocolate cherry frappuccinos!

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  27. Well,well -this time it doesn't say it's only open to readers in the U.S...............!!!!

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  28. I am currently torn between 2 drinks there -- both of which you know, but I'll share with everyone else: peppermint mocha and dark cherry mocha. Just had the peppermint version this morning. I cannot wait to try this ice cream!!!

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  29. Of course I subscribe in RSS. :)

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  30. I don't do the Twitter, but linking to Fb now...

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  31. It's a toss-up between the white chocolate mocha and the peppermint mocha - definitely peppermint for the holiday season, at least. Looks so yummy!

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  32. Favorite drink all year long is a Venti Soy Latte, but in the fall a pumpkin spice Latte is what makes my heart skip a beat! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Glad I found you thru Heather Nesbit!

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  33. I already subscribe to your feed.

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  34. Oh my, Sarah! I don't know you in real life, but I found your blog in 2009 when I was Googling Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Twist, which, by the way, is my FAVORITE Starbucks drink!

    That's one entry!

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  35. I just became a fan on FB, too!

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  36. Second entry - I have your blog in my Google reader!

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  37. Final entry - I'm a fan on Facebook! I love ice cream, too.

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  38. skinny vanilla latte for the norm, but pumpkin spice latte in the fall, white peppermint mocha in the winter

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  39. would love to try this flavor - never tasted it!

    Darleen

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  40. I became a fan on f/b

    Darleen

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  41. My favorite starbucks drink is a venti nonfat, no whip, 145 degree, one extra pump of chocolate mocha. :D
    Alexis

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  42. Definitely Pumpkin Spice Latte...or is it Peppermint Mochas? It's a toss up. I love em both!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  43. Peppermint Mocha IS the best Starbucks drink!!!! And this is an amazing thing!!!!

    Heidi

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  44. I posted a link on facebook! Thanks again.

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  45. And, I am a subscriber. Love it!

    Heidi

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  46. The regular Mocha is my favorite!!! I'm definitely trying the peppermint mocha next time.

    I'm a subscriber!

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  47. I already 'like' you on facebook!

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  48. my favorite is white chocolate mocha during the cool months and java chip frap in summer!

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  49. shared link on facebook- gosh I hope i win!!!

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  50. ummm... yum!! my favorite drink at sbux is a venti black iced tea w/ 3 splenda. occasionally in the winter i'll switch it up and have a signature hot chocolate w/ peppermint. delish :)

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  51. Im a picky girl. one of my faves is a grande iced light ice fat free sugar free caramel macchiatto with extra caramel. yum. lilcherrygirl at hotmail dot com

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  52. Ah, peppermint mocha. My favorite is probably a regular mocha, but at Christmastime I love the peppermint. And my mint-loving Brett goes for the peppermint year-round. I'll bet he'd give you a run for your money on who likes that ice cream more. Oh. my. stars.

    MB

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  53. I'm a subscriber, of course.
    MB

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  54. I look forward to a pumpkin spice latte every year!

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  55. I subscribe via google reader.

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  56. I already suscribe via email.
    Carrie in IL

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  57. I already am a fan of the facebook page.
    Carrie in IL

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  58. Grande cafe mocha with whole milk and whipped cream. On a really good day I'll throw in an extra shot of expresso! YUM!

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  59. Plain coffee or hot chocolate.

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  60. Liked on FB. :-)
    MB

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  61. just got a peppermint mocha yum lol. follow on facebook too lisa moore gee

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  62. shared on twitter @brianswifey05 http://twitter.com/BriansWifey05/status/2823090883006465

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  63. I am a subscriber of short stop---and I love all you do! YOU Bless me!

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  64. I just posted the Link on Facebook

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  65. I have already in the past liked the site

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  66. I liked you on FB--how could I NOT----you are UGH MAZING!

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  67. I have previously subscribed to your blog... ;)

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  68. I am a HUGE fan of chai tea latte... ;)

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  69. my favorite drink is a Caramel Macchiato skim with extra extra extra extra extra extra caramel. I mean I want that goodness all over the inside of the cup and on top of the foam. I want that last sip to be the thick caramel goodness----MMMMMMMMMM --and in the summer I would like it iced please.

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  70. I tweeted as well about this awesome giveaway

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  71. PEPPERMINT MOCHA! I just got an e-mail about this new ice cream today and I can not wait to try it!!! Starbucks ice cream is always amazing, but I'm sure it can't get any better than this

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  72. I facebooked you too--good luck everybody =) think I might need to find some on the way home----the baby really wants some =)

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  73. My go to at Starbucks is a Chai Latte (with soy) but come the fall/Winter, I just can't stay away from the Pumpkin Spice Latte/Peppermint Mocha Lattes!!

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  74. Grande Eggnog Latte is my Christmas fav, Grande, 6 pump, non fat, no whip mocha is my favorite when it is cool outside, and Grande, 6 pump, non fat, no whip mocha Frap June, July, Aug. Not that I go to Starbucks a lot.

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  75. I subscribe in a RSS reader on my BlackBerry!

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  76. I am old fashion. I like my Starbuck's coffee black, in my own Starbuck's mug, which I bring with me.

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  77. pumpkin spice latte is my favorite!

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  78. My favorite drink at starbucks is a grande mocha latte : )

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  79. Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha is also my favorite!

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  80. I just subscribed to Short Stop!! (and I love it!)

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  81. It's all over my Facebook page!!!!

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  82. I posted a link to this giveaway on Tweeter!

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  83. I posted a link on Facebook page! and I "liked" Short Stop on FB

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  84. My favorite Starbucks drink is MOST DEFINATELY the White Chocolate Mocha! It is like drinking in Heaven!

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  85. Just posted a link to this here giveaway on my facebook page! Oooooh, I can almost taste the ice cream - gonna have to find me a pint if I don't win one! :)

    Carrie in IL

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  86. nice!! My favorites are vanilla late, cafe mocha and mocha frapp. y.u.m.

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  87. Quad-shot venti americano!

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  88. And I get your RSS feed!

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  89. I love anything pumpkin so I have to go with the pumpkin spicke latte

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  90. It depends usually it's a nonfat vanilla/caramel latte but in the winter it has to be a PEPPERMINT MOCHA for sure! :)

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  91. grande peppermint mocha with extra mocha extra peppermint! if i'm splurging on SB, i'm going all in!

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  92. i "like" shortstop on facebook--i actually love it, but that's not an option :)

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  93. OMG...I think I died and went to heaven!! You're killing me!

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  94. caramel macchiatto thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  95. LOVE the peppermint mocha...can't wait to try it in ice cream form

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  96. and i 'like(love)' short stop on facebook!

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  97. I love a carmel macchiata

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  98. I love the caramel frapp...I'm a facebook fan of yours

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  99. Got you on my email

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  100. I like you on Facebook too.

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  101. I love an iced caramel macchiato!

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. your post cracked me up! I would love to try this. My favorite starbucks drink is caramel apple spice - like apple pie in a cup! I love that stuff.

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  103. yummm - I love their hot chocolate with a splash of peppermint

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  104. I like you on facebook

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  105. Pumpkin Spice Frap. Hands down.

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  106. Oooh...what a cool (cold?) giveaway! My favorite Starbucks drink is the Caramel Macchiato. It's a special treat for this mama.

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  107. I like white chocolate mocha.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  108. My favorite is the caramel frappuccino. Thanks!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  109. I'm officially subscribed to shortstop!

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  110. You are liked on facebook too! This is amazing, by the way.

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  111. You know I love a good short stop link as my facebook status! Thanks SG!

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  112. Oh, and I guess I should post my favorite drink...Peppermint Mocha!

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  113. Tall Pike's Place blend, pump of pumpkin, pump of caramel and a little steamed soy!

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  114. I like their vanilla lattes. Yummers!

    Emily

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  115. My favorite this time of year is the pumpkin spice latte.

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  116. My fav and addition - Venti no fat no whip Mocha. Would love to get my hands on the Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream no where to be found!

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  117. peppermint mocha--or pumpkin spice latte it's a toss up!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  118. This time of year...pumpkin spice latte hands down!

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  119. Yes ma'am, I FB'd it, too!

    Already subscribe so that's it for me :D

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  120. My favorite is chai tea latte!
    Elise

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  121. I love Starbucks blended Caramel Frappacino! I subscibed to your e-mail feed, "Like"ed you on Facebook, and posted a link on my Facebook page.

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  122. My favorite is a Caramel Machiatto.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. Skim latte w/ one pump hazelnut!

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  124. My absolute favorite is and always has been Peppermint Mocha. Just this morning I wanted to try the Toffee Mocha however I just couldn't sway from my best 'Starbucks" friend. I enjoyed every last sip. I didn't even know they had it in ice cream form. Uh oh.

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  125. And I LIKE you on FB!

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  126. love peppermint mocha frappuccinos... yummy!

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  127. just subscribed to the e-mail feed

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  128. "liked" your site on FB...

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  129. shared the giveaway on my FB page.... thanks for the chance to win

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  130. My FAVORITE is the Peppermint Mocha-nonfat & no whip :)

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  131. I already "like" Short Stop on FB :)

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  132. my fav is the pumpkin spice frapp! it is a party in my mouth!
    scrumptious!

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  133. I love Caramel Apple cider (I think it has a new name but i still call it that!) this time of year... or else peppermint hot chocolate. Yum!!

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  134. I love the peppermint mocha too. I get it decaf usually but I'd make an exception for ice cream. :-)

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  135. A grande nonfat Marble Mocha Macchiato! My favorite Starbucks treat...

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  136. my favorite is the salted carmel hot chocolate!

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  137. Well I live in rural Maine and never have had Starbucks coffee. Probably would like Mocha though.

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  138. Carmel apple cider, mmmmmm good! ;)

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  139. oops I just realized, my email is pbiegel15@aol.com

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  140. Pick me pick me ....I have some dimples on my rump that really need to be filled in and ice cream would surely do the trick : )

    Love your blog! Kindly Karen
    thiakarenblogspot.com

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  141. This is one of my entries!! Best Starbucks drink EVER!

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  142. Skinny Vanilla Latte typically... but peppermint mocha is my favorite seasonal,and I can't wait to try the ice cream!!!

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  143. Tweeted on my personal and blog Twitter account! :)

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  144. Liked your page on Facebook! Looking forward to reading more from you :)

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  145. I am a subscriber to the email!

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  146. I posted a link on my FB page!

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  147. Oh, and I forgot to say that Peppermint Mocha is my favorite!!!

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  148. Love pumpkin spice lattes! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  149. shared on fb as Dee G

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=128651440525928&id=1449584700

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  150. subscribe through google reader


    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  151. deeg131 at gmail dot com

    I like you on fb as Dee G.

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  152. deeg131 at gmail dot com

    tweeted! :)

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/3923721983102976

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  153. This is worth a try! My favorite drink is the white chocolate mocha, and I've never tried the peppermint mocha. I really think I'd like it!

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  154. I LOVE, love, love Peppermint Mocha and am so excited to think there is now an ice cream version! Yeah!!! : )

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  155. I like the White Chocolate Mocha but around the holidays I go nuts for their Caramel Apple Cider.

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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