Last Christmas was another round of Starbucks' yearly race for stickers to be able to get their planner. I for one never joined that race because I don't use one. Last year though, I was able to get one but I gave it to hubby instead.
I drink coffee but regular instant or 3-in-1's are okay with me. Starbucks is an occasional treat and their smallest size (tall) is hard for me to finish. Imagine having to spend so much just to get that many stickers in just a few short weeks, ugh! My only solace was that it was my favorite Toffee Nut Latte that I needed to get (or the Frap version since I got my wisdom tooth pulled out and couldn't eat or drink anything hot) that comes out only during the holidays. I got so sick of Starbucks that I rejoiced when I filled up the card and got the planner.
On my last SB trip I saw at the bottom of their shelves that they sold flavored syrups in 2 flavors-- Hazelnut and Vanilla. I was more surprised when they told me the price: Php165 for a bottle. I got one in Hazelnut!
You only need 1 - 2 tsp. per cup of coffee and you get the distinct SB Hazelnut flavor without the SB price! Ah, my morning cup of instant coffee tasted even better now :-)
I told my aunt who makes great tasting brewed coffee about this and she was so excited to hear about it. I ended up giving her a bottle of Vanilla as a gift. Hope they come out with more flavors.