I admit that I have been partial to Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Soy Lattes this time of year, but now that Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto, that latte seems much less appetizing. What's a girl to do?
Not that I bought that much Starbucks coffee before, it's pricey. And what's more important, it requires getting out of my pajamas. One of the main reasons that I have designed my life so that I work at home, is to be able to work in pjs. Sometimes for days at a time. (Don't tell anyone, but don't just pop in unexpectedly for a visit, either.)
However, on occasion, it has been worth it to actually get dressed and drive the 1.7 miles to get my $7 coffee treat. Although in addition to the Monsanto issue, I have other concerns--I'm avoiding soy, I don't do dairy and I'm aware that there are lots of chemicals and additives in the commercial gourmet coffees. I didn't realize how many, though, until I read FoodBabe's blog. She says that Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte includes the following ingredients (and no actual pumpkin!):
Two doses of Caramel Color Level IV (coloring made with ammonia and considered a carcinogen.)
Monsanto milk (cows fed GMO corn, soy, and cottonseed or soy milk that contans carrageenan, which is linked to intestinal inflammation and cancer.)
A toxic dose of sugar (over 50 grams in "Grande" size.)
Artificial flavors made from substances like petroleum.
Even the soy version of this coffee drink has dairy in it.- Advertisement -
And more, from FoodBabe.