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Don’t Mind If I Do

by Courtney on May 16, 2012

A little dark chocolate to start my morning?

dark chocolate

Well, don’t mind if I do!

(Photos from my phone today, hence the reason they look a little ‘eh’)

This morning I kept with my usual Wednesday routine and headed on over to Starbucks for some breakfast in between clients. As I walked in, I was quickly greeted with some free samples of their Caffe Verona blend coffee and some 70% dark chocolate.

starbucks free samples

I never drink coffee black and this blend is definitely dark, so my free sample wasn’t exactly my cup of coffee tea. But hey, I needed an excuse to take some chocolate. ;)


I did manage to consume a little more than dark chocolate for breakfast though, don’t worry.

I was too lazy last night and didn’t have time this morning at 5:30am to put anything together at home, so I had to splurge a bit more on food. I paired my usual grande blond roast + skim milk with an order of oatmeal.

starbucks oatmeal

I opted for the brown sugar + dried fruit toppings, used about half of each, and also added in half of a mashed banana that I managed to grab from the fruit basket before leaving the house.

I’m usually pretty picky about my oatmeal consistency (not too watery, not super gummy either) but this batch was decent. I mean, it was no French toast oatmeal, but I’ll take it. ;)

I actually put this post together earlier from my phone while waiting for my final client for the day. Now I’m back home and it’s about time to grab some lunch!

**FYI: You still have a couple more hours to enter my Reebok custom shoes giveaway…I’ll announce the lucky winner this evening!** :)

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1 Sana May 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I <3 free samples!
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2 Khushboo May 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Lindt 70%…Starbucks don’t mess around when it comes to chocolate :)
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3 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Samples are the best especially when it’s chocolate :) What a great way to start the day! I love Starbucks oatmeal. It’s yummy.
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4 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Mmm 70% is my favorite. Wish I had stopped in this morning! Cafe Verona is my favorite!
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5 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I’m picky about my oatmeal, too. Which is why I rarely eat it unless I’m making it! ;)
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6 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I didn’t even know you could order oatmeal at Starbucks!
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7 Linda May 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I want to try their food – never gave it a chance. You are quickly changing that!


8 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

hah I would never turn down dark chocolate either! mmmm. the oatmeal doesn’t look too bad either
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9 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Nice post for a phone post! I would probably never attempt to write a post from my phone! The Starbucks oatmeal isn’t all that bad, right!?
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10 Lisa May 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Samples are the best. That’s why I love to tag along with people to Costco! I’ve never really had any of their food from starbucks, I always just prepare my own if I go out for a coffee
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11 Lindsey May 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Starbucks’s oatmeal can be a savior when I have to have breakfast out! Easy to control the sugar intake, able to add some milk, and always at least decent…


12 Angelyn May 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I’m officially obsessed with your blog! And I take some free chocolate any day :)


13 kallie May 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

i’m such a sucker for chocolate in the morning! best way to start the day, in my opinion ;)
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