Starbucks Surprise From Mom
September 17, 2011
A Quick Lunch Recommendation
I am still stuck at home limping around, but today took very happy turn about noon when my mom stopped by at lunch with pleasant surprise. Starbucks has a new Sesame Noodles Bistro Box that is…..VEGAN! Still being new to the vegan diet (5 weeks and counting with only a handful of slip-ups) any convenient meals, like this one, I find very exciting!!
It has noodles, broccoli, carrots, red peppers, snap peas, and tofu along with a small piece of dark chocolate because you always want something sweet after lunch AND it’s only 350 calories. SCORE!
My mom, being the best, also brought me my favorite thing in the whole world: a large iced coffee (black and unsweetened). MMMmmmm…..
This lunch reminded me how excited I was to see this sign over labor day weekend:
Nothing says fall like a Pumpkin Spice Latte!
I swear that I sent a picture of this sign to at least 4 of my friends in anticipation of the first sip! Well guess what? The syrup used in the heavenly Pumpkin Spice Latte is NOT vegan which I learned from yourdailyvegan.com. So even a with soy milk it is not in my current diet. Boo….
I have not had much of an issue finding replacements for most items in my diet but I took this one hard. I will have to work on a replacement for this to be sure and get my autumnal coffee fix. Luckily, and to my surprise, most of the other latte syrups at Starbucks do not contain dairy or animal products, so maybe I will find another latte to fill this void…
We can only hope!