So I've got this monkey on my back. And it's got icy cold fingers.
I'm not a coffee snob, and I am a tightwad, so I don't do Starbucks that often, or even fancy coffees that often. So yeah, I'll admit right here, that lately I have been indulging in McDonald's iced cofee. Did I say "indulging?" It's more like bathing in it. If the depth of my depavity is measured in frequency of indulgence, then I am 100% evil.
I've been secretly doing this for a while--secretly because
1) My husband is an even tighter cheapskate than I am and
2) I work in a place with a coffee bar that needs the support of our employees (church staff). I have a "tab" there, if you know what I mean. The barista/manager is a close, personal friend, who I feel like I'm cheating on when I buy coffee elsewhere.
So you can see how tricky this new addiction is: It's like I'm cheating on two men I highly respect with "Ol' Slewfoot Joe."
Then I decided to check how decadent McDonald's iced coffee is. The stats are bad, people, really bad. Their equivalent of a venti is 280 calories.
In addition to that bad news, I have fallen upon review after review telling me what a sick puppy I am for drinking this low brow stuff. Like this one where people are claiming McDonald's iced coffee cramps them up, among other gastointestinal woes. Worse than that, it insults their Gucci-Coffee tastebuds.
But me? It's like I've fallen in love with the coffee equivalent of Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront:" Bad, but, gooooood.
So I went to Starbucks today and ordered a grande iced coffee with skim milk and Splenda, just to see the difference.
Blech. It was NOT "a contendah."
And then, like someone givin' me a fat lip, I heard today that Mickey D's is dolin' out free iced coffees on Mondays! And I paid $2.41 for that Starbucks stuff today. This junkie's goin' back to her junk!
So have you tried McDonald's iced coffee? What do you think?