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This Starbucks Mega Latte Contains 101 Shots of Espresso

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Why can’t we just leave well enough alone? Someone has to keep abusing the Starbucks Gold Reward loyalty program, coming up with some insane concoction to claim as their free drink that inevitably drives their Starbucks barista mad. The latest in the “most expensive Starbucks drinks ever” saga is a mega latte that boasts 101 shots of espresso.

Ordered in Florida, William Lewis brought his own 160 ounce mug for the big occasion, which took a measly ten cents off his overall total thanks to Starbucks’ bring your own cup discount. Unlike other uber lattes that go for the big ticket items like bananas to break the Starbucks record, Lewis ordered a grande latte with 99 extra shots of espresso. In case you were wondering, 101 shots of espresso turns out to be nearly 7,500 mg of caffeine. Because all that espresso would probably taste like crap on its own, Lewis added 17 pumps of vanilla syrup to sweeten it up a bit, bringing the drink’s grand total to $83.75.

Of course, you’d have to be pretty damn stupid to drink that much caffeine in one sitting, so Lewis split the mega latte up with three friends. Starbucks is none too pleased with the latest expensive ass drink quoting a policy that “drink creations should not be larger than 20 ounces for hot drinks”. We have to at least give the guy credit for sharing this monstrosity with his buddies.

H/T Eater

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The Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino is Now the Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Ever Ordered

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After a short three months the record for the most expensive Starbucks drink has finally been broken. Weighing in at 128 oz, the Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino clocks in at $54.75, dethroning the $47.30 Quadriginoctuple Frap.

The drink was purchased in Texas by a smart dude named Andrew. You see Andrew ordered this crazy ass drink knowing that he wouldn’t have to pay a single cent. As a Gold Member of Starbucks’ loyalty program Andrew gets one free drink for every 12 transactions, and he happened to have a free drink reward to use up for the special occasion. As a fellow rewards member I tend to use those rewards on the most expensive drink on the menu, but this guy took it to another level. Oh, and Starbucks is none too pleased that their rewards system was used this way.

Andrew didn’t want to just break the record, he wanted to create something delicious that was drinkable. After strategizing with the baristas on what to put in the drink that would keep the flavors edible while also fitting in his glass a plan was formulated. Instead of adding bananas and various powders to rack up the price Andrew decided to stack up on espresso shots to get the drink past the $50 mark, 60 shots to be exact. The drink was made up of a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 60 shots, protein powder, mocha, white mocha, mocha drizzle, caramel drizzle, hazelnut drizzle, and topped with whipped cream.

Of course with that many shots the caffeine levels in that monster of a drink wouldn’t exactly be safe to drink in one sitting. Caffeine Informer estimates the drink had over 10 times the amount of caffeine considered safe for daily consumption. Andrew drank about a third of the drink and finally polished it off after five days.

H/T + PicThx Consumerist, Daily Zone

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This Guy Orders the Most Expensive Starbucks Drink for $47.30 [VIDEO]

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It’s named the “Quadriginoctuple Frap” and it costs $47.30. Yes, one brave soul has ventured where not even the most persnickety caffeine addict has gone before. Beau Chevassus (said brave sold) rolled up to his local Starbucks at Washington State and ordered a 48-shot mocha frappuccino soy mocha drizzle matcha powder protein (because healthy) powder caramel brulee topping, strawberry, two bananas, caramel drizzle frappuccino chips vanilla bean venti-sized drink.

Now say it 3X times fast. We’ll give you a cookie, maybe.

Watch the video below and relive Chevassus’ glory.

H/T Eater