Starbucks Delicious Pairings of Food and Coffee. #DeliciousPairings

December 6, 2012

It’s no secret to my friends and family (And even my fans..) that I absolutely adore Starbucks.  I come from a state where the ‘main coffee shop’ is not Starbucks. Except, I can’t find a stinking thing that comes close to the beautiful taste of Starbucks Non-Fat Caramel Macchiato at the other store…

Enjoying Starbucks

Therefore, I purchase Starbucks coffee and tea’s from retail stores like Walmart, and all of the “fixins” for my home use from the Starbucks shops.

I was informed recently of the Starbucks ‘Delicious Pairings’. Starbucks has put together matching flavors for their coffee’s, that perfectly compliment and bring out the flavors in what you’re eating, as well as drinking. Delicious Pairings Walmart Display

I took a short trip to Walmart, just to check out their display, and to try out the Starbucks Holiday Blend alongside some Cream Cheese Icing Cinnamon Rolls.

Shopping Cart Cinnamon Rolls Coffee

I also thought about Andrew’s Preschool Teacher, and how she *MUST* be a coffee addict, especially after teaching 3-4 year old toddlers all day!  I figured I’d pick up a bag of the Holiday Blend and some Walmart Bakery Cinnamon Rolls. Something for her to Savor on her upcoming Holiday Vacation.

Holiday Teacher Gift Starbucks

Here’s my Instagrammed Photo of the gift Smile

At my trip to the Kalahari Resort this weekend, I was given the cutest basket filled with treats for the family – and I figured that I would up-cycle the container, the crinkle paper, and the ribbon, to present the gift to his teacher.

…But because my family here decided to eat an entire container of pastries (without asking!!) I’ve decided to wait until Andrew’s last day – and get her some fresh pastries just before then.  I think she’ll really enjoy it Smile

Thankfully my family knew better not to touch the pastries in the “gift” so we still had one container of pastries for us to sample the flavors on our own!

Home Starbucks Pouring Coffee

This morning I instructed my husband to brew the coffee and keep his paws OFF the pastries, until I get a picture Winking smile. (Now you all know the life of a blogger!)

Then after him whining about me not taking any pictures of his face at 6:30am – We tasted the coffee together.  Boy, He brews a strong cup.  I added a little milk into mine (the way I usually do).

First thought?  Pretty good! It’s a soft flavor – that kind of reminds me of how I would feel cozying up to a fire in the winter.  The taste of “Comfort and Joy” is spot on.

Coffee mug Starbucks Cinnamon Roll

Then we broke into the Pastries – and had a few bites, and then another few sips of the coffee.

Amazing. It’s really neat how well they compliment each other.  At first I thought the coffee would taste gross after a few bites of something SO sugary – but really, it was very calm, and perfectly matched! – Maybe that’s more the “Sweet & Spicy”?

Holiday Blend Coffee

The Starbucks Holiday Blend is meant to compliment anything that has the flavors of: ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, or cloves.  So if you have a special treat that you love (Like Gingerbread Cookies!) try it – I bet it would also be a great option!

I also was genuinely surprised at how fast my family ate up 8 cinnamon rolls.  I literally had about 3 bites of mine, before I (graciously) cut it into small pieces for my boys for their ‘after breakfast’ treat.  I’ve always been impressed with the Bakery at Walmart, and am a HUGE fan of their Donuts  <My Love Language> Winking smile.  Did you catch the “Yum” up In the first picture?? Doughnut Love

Are you a Starbucks Coffee Person? Have you ever tried pairing certain foods with your coffee? Tell me you love  Donuts….

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  1. Amy Orvin says:

    Wow, I love Starbucks too and all of these pics look heavenly!

  2. Sandy VanHoey says:

    This is the second time today as I’m craving sweets that I’ve read about Starbucks. We don’t have one near us but it all sounds so good.

  3. I love Starbucks coffee! After reading your post I really want some now, lol.

  4. Tanya White says:

    Starbucks has great coffee, I think ts also a great Christmas gift for the coffee lover in your life. The holiday coffee blend sounds delicious.

  5. *clawing at screen*
    *want all the coffee and cinnamon rolls*

    Ahhhhh! Why doesn’t my Walmart carry it!? 🙁

  6. I like tea and gingerbread cookies this time of year. (no coffee for me, thanks)

  7. I love starbucks and I love drinking it with donuts! Or anything sweet, really!

  8. Vickie Couturier says:

    that smile on your face says it all,that post made my mouth water,love starbucks an their danishes are to die for

  9. I love the treats from Starbucks, especially their muffins!

  10. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Delicious! I should’ve hung out with you! 🙂

  11. good lord…looks delish 🙂

  12. I can’t drink much coffee anymore but my husband ADORES it. He has only been to Starbucks when traveling, (and his company will pick up the tab) and he LOVES it. A great idea for him as a gift from one of the kids. And of COURSE the sweet rolls to go with. He’s an addict there for sure!

    thanks for the review!

  13. Jennifer Hedden says:

    Starbucks has some delicious drinks. I have never thought about pairing them with certain foods. I love the idea of the coffee and yummy treat as a gift. I do love donuts and cinnamon rolls are my favorite.

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