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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2019, 02:50:48 PM »
I was assuming the person was "traveling" :)

Seriously - how is Cafe Misto not a kashrus issue, but Regular coffee is?
They both are the same. I personally drink both.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2019, 02:56:37 PM »
As do I, and my hack was for those people who wanted to use 50 stars to get an ice coffee.

Or are you suggesting that the person who is spilling out the coffee doesn't want to drink a hot coffee b/c of Kashrus reasons?


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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2019, 03:21:14 PM »
As do I, and my hack was for those people who wanted to use 50 stars to get an ice coffee.

Or are you suggesting that the person who is spilling out the coffee doesn't want to drink a hot coffee b/c of Kashrus reasons?

That was my guess.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2019, 12:08:57 PM »
Tried hacking this a little myself.
I got a brewed coffee
Almond milk
Cinnamon Dolce syrup,
Two shots of espresso
For 50 stars.

I ordered via the app, and then when I came in I asked for a cup of ice. Poured the coffee over the ice and Voila!
Random Q - is this drink parve?

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2019, 01:56:09 PM »
Random Q - is this drink parve?

I assume you are talking about this drink:
Tried hacking this a little myself.
I got a brewed coffee
Almond milk
Cinnamon Dolce syrup,
Two shots of espresso...

That's a good question, I would assume that the better question is, is that drink kosher? :)

I specifically added almond milk to the drink because normally it's supposed to be a 25 point extra that I was tacking on for free.

I can' give you a definitive answer, only my own personal one - I do occasionally have this drink when I am fleishig - but I check the Almond/Soy milk to verify that it has a hasgacha on it (milks are usually sourced locally for starbucks, and not all might be kosher). AFAIK, Cinnamon Dolce syrup is sourced nationally and has an OU

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2019, 02:35:45 PM »
I assume you are talking about this drink:
That's a good question, I would assume that the better question is, is that drink kosher? :)

I specifically added almond milk to the drink because normally it's supposed to be a 25 point extra that I was tacking on for free.

I can' give you a definitive answer, only my own personal one - I do occasionally have this drink when I am fleishig - but I check the Almond/Soy milk to verify that it has a hasgacha on it (milks are usually sourced locally for starbucks, and not all might be kosher). AFAIK, Cinnamon Dolce syrup is sourced nationally and has an OU
Are you saying you earn stars on reward drinks? I don't think that's accurate.. or maybe I'm misunderstanding.
Yeah my understanding on parve was same thanks.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2019, 04:35:25 PM »
Are you saying you earn stars on reward drinks? I don't think that's accurate.. or maybe I'm misunderstanding.
Yeah my understanding on parve was same thanks.

No, With the new system, they're supposed to charge you 25 stars for Almond Milk and/or Flavored Syrup. When I added both to my brewed coffee, it only charged me 50 for the coffee (instead of the 100 stars I was expecting).

I also try not to go to Starbucks when I am fleishig - lifnei iver lo teetayn milchigs :)

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2019, 06:29:30 PM »
No, With the new system, they're supposed to charge you 25 stars for Almond Milk and/or Flavored Syrup. When I added both to my brewed coffee, it only charged me 50 for the coffee (instead of the 100 stars I was expecting).

I also try not to go to Starbucks when I am fleishig - lifnei iver lo teetayn milchigs :)
Free drinks always come with whatever modifiers you want. Under the old 125 star system it was the same. The chiddush is that adding espresso to Brewed coffee doesn't bump it up. And that a misto counts as Brewed coffee for this purpose.