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Senate Update: On-campus dining discussed

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: On-campus dining discussed

The UNC Charlotte etudent Government Association (SGA) held their weekly student senate legislative meeting April 20. Guest Speaker Director of Auxiliary Services Ana Alvarez addressed the Senate, mostly regarding dining services since Jody Thompson, liaison to Chartwell’s, could not attend the meeting. Alvarez started off by explaining all aspects of auxiliary services which includes dining, the […]

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Tasting the love one drink at a time!

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tasting the love one drink at a time!

Love is in the air… and in your drink! If you are familiar with the secret menu from Starbucks, you know there are many different drinks that you can try that are perfect for this Valentine’s Day. I decided to try the ¨Love on the Rocks¨ refresher from the Starbucks secret menu, and I found […]

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Senate Update: Chartwells liaison Jody Thompson gives updates on dining services, new orgs

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: Chartwells liaison Jody Thompson gives updates on dining services, new orgs

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their second weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Jan. 19. Guest Speaker Jody Thompson, the liaison for Chartwells spoke to the senate about current and upcoming changes to dining services. She spoke about the optional dining account incentive that gives students free meal swipes after […]

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Starbucks Secret Menu: Honey Nut Macchiato

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks Secret Menu: Honey Nut Macchiato

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand times, the caramel macchiato is the best and most versatile drink available on the Starbucks menu. You only have to substitute its one syrup, vanilla, for something else to create a totally new drink. This week, I decided to try out the “Honey Nut Macchiato.” […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Gingerbread Chai Latte

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Gingerbread Chai Latte

Welcome back to another week of Starbucks’ secret menu. This week, we decided to take an early look into a secret Christmas drink now that Starbucks is restocking their gingerbread syrup. It’s call the “Gingerbread Chai Latte.” I went upstairs to my local Starbucks and had it made. Here’s the recipe: Chai Tea Latte Gingerbread […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Mexican Hot Chocolate

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Mexican Hot Chocolate

We’re back again with another item up off Starbucks’ Secret Menu! This time: ‘The Mexican Hot Chocolate’ After the last debacle with a hot chocolate recipe, the ‘Pumpkin Hot Chocolate,’ I was kind of scared to try another one so soon, but the ‘Mexican Hot Chocolate’ really caught my eye, so I had to give […]

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PSA: Starbucks Frappula Frappuccino here for a limited time

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
PSA: Starbucks Frappula Frappuccino here for a limited time

Enjoy a Halloween treat from Starbucks. The vampire-themed Frappula Frappucino is now available at Starbucks, but only from Oct. 28-31. Don’t worry, if you miss the chance you can order the concoction as a secret menu item. Here’s the recipe: Start with mocha sauce and whipped cream at the bottom of the cup, then add white chocolate […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Vanilla Pumpkin Nut Latte

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Vanilla Pumpkin Nut Latte

I’ve been looking for a new drink to try that involves what is probably my favorite syrup addition at Starbucks, toffee nut. After a bit, I came across this little number, the “Vanilla Pumpkin Nut Latte.” That’s a lot of flavors in one drink, I thought, but it sounded really interesting, so I decided to […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

You know winter is coming when the weather decides that it’s going to drop 15 degrees and rain for a solid week. I thought that maybe this time we could take that delicious fall pumpkin flavor and see how it transitions into a winter drink. Hence, the “Pumpkin Hot Chocolate” was born. Sounds like an […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Pumpkin Caramel Macchiato

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu:  Pumpkin Caramel Macchiato

As I’ve said in the past, I really, really love caramel. Because of that, the caramel macchiato has always been my go to drink when I am craving something from Starbucks. Earlier this year, I showed off a secret menu item called the “Raspberry Caramel Macchiato,” which is essentially just a regular caramel macchiato with […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

I have another confession to make – before doing this review, I wasn’t exactly sure what a snickerdoodle was. It sounds like some kind of german candy bar that I probably had once or twice as a kid, but the drink said caramel so surely it couldn’t be bad, right? A quick search showed me […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Apple Jacks Frappuccino

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Apple Jacks Frappuccino

Going through all the items on Starbucks’ secret menu, I’ve realized that they seem to have a frap for every single cereal under the sun on there. I’m not a big cereal eater anymore, or breakfast at all really, but today I decided to venture back to a childhood favorite of mine with the Apple […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Shirley Temple

| August 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Shirley Temple

Ever gone to Starbucks looking to buy a cocktail? No? Well that’s probably why you’ve never thought about ordering this! Among the many iced teas and and berry refreshers that Starbucks has been selling, you can also get them to make a “mocktail” version of the classic Shirley Temple. I headed upstairs to the local Starbucks […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookie Dough Frappuccino

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookie Dough Frappuccino

In celebration of the first sub-ninety degree day we’ve had this month, I decided to round the week off with Starbucks’ interpretation of an ice cream favorite, cookie dough. “The Cookie Dough Frappuccino” is something I’ve been interested in trying for a while now. I actually heard of it before I ever saw it on […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Horchata Frappuccino

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Horchata Frappuccino

Hello and welcome back to another week of testing out all of the hidden treasures in Starbucks’ secret menu. This week I decided to go pick up something called the “Horchata Frappuccino.” From a quick look-up on Google, Horchata means (in Spain and Latin American countries) “a milky drink made from ground almonds, tiger nuts […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Vanilla Apple Spice (Hot)

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Vanilla Apple Spice (Hot)

When I woke up today, it was cloudy. By the time I got to work, it was windy . I stood by the back door window, alone, watching the rain, and I pondered to myself: “Starbucks, how will you enlighten me today?” So I headed on over and had my two usual baristas make up […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Swamp Monster

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Swamp Monster

A strong name. Mysterious. Disgusting… or beautiful? These are the questions we are setting out to answer with this week’s article in the secret menu series. The swamp monster is aptly named due to it’s green and brown conglomeration of colors with that golden caramel and chocolate cookie crumble topping. It is a drink built […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookies and Cream Frappuccino

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookies and Cream Frappuccino

The secret menu at Starbucks has a loooooot of cookie-flavored options. Going through them, I wanted to make sure that I kept it cool since summer is still in full force. The “warm sugar cookie coffee” and the “caramel snicker doodle macchiato” both sound amazing, but they can wait a while. Today, we’re going to dive into the Cookies […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Sour Apple Caramel Frappuccino

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Sour Apple Caramel Frappuccino

It’s 100 degrees outside. Every time I step out, I can feel the moisture being ripped out of my skin and evaporating into the air around me, so I say, “It’s time for an ice cold drink this week.” I was pretty excited for this one. I’ve always been a big fan of sour green […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The London Fog

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The London Fog

We’re back again with a new drink off of Starbucks’ expansive secret menu! This time around, I decided to go for something a little different – a little British – rather than the normal coffee base that we’re all used to at Starbucks. As you probably know, Starbucks serves a variety of iced tea and […]

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