Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Misto

When I hear of a beverage called a "Misto", I typically think of this:

That delicious combination of Rita's Italian Ice and custard...

But have you ever seen the "Caffe Misto" on the menu at Starbucks?  

Last night I got a coupon in my email for $1 off of a breakfast sandwich at Starbucks.  I also had earned my free drink with my gold card, so I treated myself to Starbucks this morning.  The thing was, I didn't want to spend a ton of calories on my drink, and I wasn't feeling the heaviness of my usual soy latte. 

I did, however, want something other than just plain coffee.  What I really wanted was plain coffee with steamed soy milk in it.  I did a little Googling and found that's exactly what the "Misto" is!! It's also known as "Cafe Au Lait" at most coffee shops.  It's equal parts brewed coffee and steamed milk - exactly what I was looking for!

Here's the real bonus - it's a calorie saver!!!

Tall Soy Latte: 130 calories
Grande Soy Misto: 100 calories (If you're a skim milk drinker, it's 70 calories)

Yep, that's more drink for less calories!!  It's also cheaper than a latte - around $2.50 for a grande! 

Less money, less calories - more drink, same flavor?!?  This is the best discovery I've made in a long time.

(P.S. - I got the Spinach Egg White Wrap - which is my favorite sandwich there - and only 280 calories!)

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