by Alexis Everett

Recently, I’ve been in my Starbucks era. I did not realize this though until my Starbucks Wrapped came out and let’s just say that my mom was not very happy. But through this era (that I am slowly trying to end), I have learned about the best drinks and food that Starbucks has to offer! 

5.) Bacon, Gouda, and Egg Sandwich

I don’t care what anyone has to say, this is THE best breakfast sandwich I swear. You have to eat this when it is piping hot because that is when the bread tastes the best and the cheese is gooey. This sandwich does need some minor improvements before it can be great though. First, they need to add salt. I hate having to get the salt packets when I order this sandwich. Next, they need to make the sandwich a little bigger. Sometimes I have to order two of these sandwiches and my bank account does not like that especially. 

Rating: 7.42/10

4.) Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade  

This is one of the most underrated drinks of all time. Personally, I think that customizing this drink is the key to it being the best it can be. With mine, I get 6 pumps of liquid cane sugar and 2 pumps of raspberry syrup. And I know that that sounds like a lot of sweetener, and it probably is, but it is very very delicious. I think that this is definitely not a morning drink, but more of a mid afternoon, after practice type of drink. 

Rating: 8.63/10

3.) Pink Drink (No Strawberries)

I have always loved a Pink Drink. This obsession started with James Charles, but has continued way longer than it should. I’m convinced that everyone secretly loves this drink, but are too embarrassed to still order it. Trust me, I order this drink with pride. I used to love the Guava PassionFruit Refresher before Starbucks decided to take away guava (aka the best ingredient that they had), so this is the closest drink I can get to that. I love it though so it’s okay!

Rating: 8.92/10

2.) Cheese Danish & Coffee Frappuccino

These two items are tied at this position because it is impossible to choose between them. The cheese danish is the perfect breakfast food to have. It is sweet with the cheese in the middle, but buttery with the croissant outside. I could eat this every morning to be honest, it’s just THAT good. But on the other hand, there is the Coffee Frappuccino which is just amazing. When I was younger, I used to get frappuccinos every time I went to Starbucks, and now, they are making a much needed comeback. You can customize this drink however you like and it will still be good.

Rating: 8.99/10

1.) Iced Chai Latte with Sweet Cream Cold Foam

I have not been able to find anything better than this drink at Starbucks (since the Guava Passion Fruit drink was discontinued). I absolutely love it. I will drink it every day, every minute of the day. It’s sweet, yet not too sweet. You get the perfect amount by just getting a Grande. The sweet cream cold foam is really just the cherry on top that makes this so great. Get this drink right now!

Rating: 9.24/10

Through my rating, it’s clear that my Starbucks pallet still has room for improvement. I am looking for that 10/10 drink that will truly lead to the breaking of my bank account. I hope that this inspires you to get into your own Starbucks era! But I recommend getting a job before that happens!