Wednesday, July 20, 2011

the moco-coco {giveaway}

Thanks for all of the sweet comments on my new blog design! I love it, and would definitely recommend Designer Blogs if you are interested in a new look for your own blog!

Today, I wanted to share my latest obsession with all of you. It's the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino from Starbucks, or as C & I call it, the Moco-Coco (or Moconuts if you like that better!!!). First of all, I despise coconut! It's not a flavor I like at all. Second, I can live without chocolate. I'm one of those people that prefers savory over sweet and chocolate has never really been my thing (unless it's covering bacon that is, or a Snickers bar).

Anywayyyyyyyyy.....back to the Moco-Coco:


It's delicious! There is a hint of coconut but the flavor is definitely not overwhelming. The chocolate is a nice touch and you can just barely taste the coffee mocha flavor. It has whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and toasted coconut flakes on top. To me, it tastes just like a Samoa cookie!

Have you tried it yet? Well maybe now you can....

It's been awhile since I've done a giveaway so leave a comment on this post about your latest summer obsession, your thoughts on the Moco-Coco, your drink of choice from Starbucks, or anything else you want to tell me! I'll pick one winner to receive a $25 Starbucks gift card (funded BY ME!!) so you can get your drink on this summer!! Last day to enter will be July 26.

Oh, and PS - DON'T be tempted to look at the calories in this drink. It'll ruin your day. Or you can be like me and pretend that those calories don't count because it's a "beverage" and not real food....you know, like I do with wine and tequila :)

47 comments:

Stephanie P. said...

I had a Moco-Coco for the first time about a month ago, and I LOVED IT! I'm just glad there isn't a Starbucks too close to where I live/work, or else I'd be there constantly!!

Erica said...

That sounds delish! I normally go for a blackened sweet iced tea since it's one of the cheapest things on the menu, but when I really want to splurge I like the toffee mocha or white chocolate mocha.

Simply Sara said...

Skinny Caramel Machiatto is my fav...yours sounds pretty darn good though too!!!

Thanks for giving me an opportunity to win!!

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Southern in the City said...

Iced Passion Tea Lemonade (sweetened) from Starbucks is my all time favorite drink & it is especially delicious during the summer!

What a wonderful giveaway! :) Everyone could use a Starbucks card. Those morning visits really start to rack up!

Mary A. said...

Whimpering at the yummieness. Chocolate & coconut are 2 of my favorite flavors.

This can be my splurge when I hit 20lbs.

sob!

Laura said...

Oh my god, i wish i didn't read this post. That looks AMAZING! I have a Starbucks less than a block from my work, and that 3pm slump is fast approaching. Have you tried coconut m&ms? Yum Most mornings i get a Starbucks grande pike place coffee in a venti cup (and then fill the rest up with soy.) Not super exciting but a Starbucks gift card would sure make it better. :)

Elizabeth said...

I tried this a few weeks ago, and was pleasantly surprised. It was like Almond Joy in a cup! I am a starbucks freak. My normal drink is a Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte. Delish. Thank you so much for doing this giveaway!!

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Janna said...

OH...I love the mo-co...

SHHH...don't tell...but my latest summer coffee obsession comes from the coffee bean...the iced dark chocolate latte...yeah...I am only allowing myself ONE a week!

YOU are so sweet to do giveaways!

runningoneagleswings said...

I have to say the Iced Black passion tea lemonade (sweetened). Perfect combo of sweet tea & lemonade! I had one but am trying to hold off for more!

Kori Donahue said...

I'm a venti black iced tea with 3 splendas kind of girl! Love the new design honey! Kori xoxo

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suburban prep said...

My husband is all over the Moco-Coco. I love the vanilla coolers. I also am all about mixing cherry and limeade this summer. great combinations to keep cool with.

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Micah said...

I don't like coconut either, but you've given me hope that perhaps I too will love the moco-coco! My best friend and I always say that calories don't count if you share--so I'll let someone have a tiny sip, and save the rest for myself! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Team Clancy said...

OK, I was totally skeptical of the flavor until you compared it to a Samoa! My new summer obsession? Crystal Light Mocktails. The mojito flavor is yumm-O!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

You are so lucky to have a Starbucks close by. I think the closest one to me is 30 minutes away. I've been there twice in the past 2 weeks or so. Thankfully, it's only about 10 minutes from the hospital where I'll be, so TLS will be making A LOT of trips out there! I'm not sure if they have this drink in the States, but I love the Mango Passionfruit frappuccino.

Mackenzie said...

What a great giveaway! I'll have to go try that drink the next time I stop in to Starbucks!

pinkandgreenpolkadots said...

Sounds yummy. I will have to try. I am still faithful to a skinny vanilla latte even when its hot out! Fun giveaway!

KEM said...

this hot weather has renewed my love for a sweetened passion team lemonade. very refreshing. and the i love the color!

Jen said...

I don't even want to discuss how many of these moco-cocos I have had this summer. These, and the passion tea lemonades. SERIOUSLY! I need help :-) Wish we lived closer so we could go chit-chat at Starbucks and have one together :-)

Lauren said...

ok, i know it sounds weird, but have you tried the new "blackberry refresher" at Sbucks?! I am in love, and only a little embarrassed every time I order it :)

Michelle said...

The Moco-Coco is the bomb diggity! LOL I love it. It's not my FAVORITE drink from Starbucks, though. I'm perfectly happy with a venti iced hazelnut breve coffee. Gosh, I haven't had one in a while!!

As for a summer obsession? My Sanuk yoga mat flops. I wear them year-round, though, so I suppose I'm just obsessed with them...period.

Keri said...

My fav drink from Starbucks is the Passion Tea Lemonade. I drink it all year long. Also, the Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate. They should make an iced version of this. So yummy!

Love your glitter TOMS....has me thinking I may need a pair of TOMS too. :)

Mrs. Jansson said...

That drink looks amazing! (chocolate and coconut are two of my favorite things) I think you just blew my mind with your drinks have no calories cause they aren't real food. I love that!

S said...

I Adore the Moco-Coco drink at startbucks. Its my sweet indulgence. Next to the Moco-Coco love my favorite summer indulgence is Chic Fil A banana pudding and peach shakes! YUM!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I actually just tried the moco-coco today and LOVED it! I don't get to go often though. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, so sweet of you!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

love the new re-design. that's so funny - i was just looking at that company to do a re-design.

act and said...

even in the hot hot hot summer weather we have here in kc...i'm obsessed with soy chais! yummmmm! i also love their mini desserts! other summer obsessions: reading this blog ;), sweet tea (well, that's year round), sweet tea vodka cocktails, neons and neutrals, wedges, fresh peaches from the farmer's market, and always guacamole...happy friday!

Dollface said...

YUm. Please enter me :) miss u!

Elizabeth said...

Great giveaway idea. Who doesn't love a Starbucks gift card. I love the nickname you've attached to this drink - you should let Starbucks know!

zentmrs said...

That sounds delicious! Thanks for the fun!

Kate said...

Oooh I haven't tried that yet but I need to! I don't love actual coconut but I do love coconut flavored things....weird, I know. I think its a texture thing.

My fave summer Starbucks drink is the Passion Tea Lemonade.

miss andrea lee said...

I tried it a few weeks ago and I'm loving the mocha coconut too! (had one this morning!) It's weird I don't like coconut either!

ewatson said...

I love coffee & coconut so I'm sure I'd love this drink. I can't wait to try one. It would be the perfect way to cool down during this SC heat wave :)

Shirley said...

OH NO!! I looked, and gained 5 pounds.
But who cares? I don't. Sometimes a girl just has to go with it.
I LOVE these things. Thanks to YOU and SB for the giveaway.

Krista said...

We used to make these at Starbucks back when I worked there about a decade ago! I'm surprised it took this long for them to come back. I'm not a coconut person, so I don't drink them. I usually stick with my basic non-fat hazelnut latte ~ hot or iced, I love them both!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

yay! I've had this one and it is delish!!! I really love the sound of "moconuts"! haha I do love coconut flavor and love mocha, so for me it is a perfect combination.

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Blessings & Aloha!
Hope your weekend is full of fun!

Shoshanah said...

Starbucks has a fairly new frap that I like, although I can't remember the name... something like toffee chip? But during the summer I love their lemonade iced teas. I'm not normally an iced tea fan, but they are so good!

Denise said...

I have tried the mocha coconut frappuccino but my favorite is an extra hot quad non fat carmel machiato.

Denise
eggplant28@hotmail.com

Turtles and Pearls said...

Just found your blog! New follower. Love Starbucks passion iced tea in the summer, and white mochas when it is cold! Can't wait to read more.

Melissa said...

this frap is amazing I LOVE it tried it a few months ago!!

Ladytink_534 said...

I love their cinnamon soy vanilla latte with whip of course!

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Belle on Heels said...

i'm not a big frappucino girl, but i have a super embarassing order at christmas: double tall one pump peppermint one pump white chocolate non-fat no whip extra hot peppermint white chocolate mocha. i'm embarassed just to type that!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Your blog design is cute and I need a new one, I'll check out the site - thanks!

I hate coconut and I'm not a huge choc person either, but if you like it maybe I will too! My latest obsession is the beach. I know it sounds corny but I hadn't been in so long and now that I recently visiting all I want to do is be near the ocean.

Thanks for the opportunity :D

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

Sweet giveaway, Miss Sweet Tea! I am loving the Moco-coco as well, which I will call it from now on! So good even my coconut hating hubs said "mmm, that's pretty good!"

Can't Help but Wonder said...

I love any coffee drink that has caramel! And I do that same thing... calories don't count when I drink coffee because it helps get me through the day :)

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

Mimosas on Mondays said...

Moco-Coco sounds amazing! I'm a Starbucks fanatic but I tend to stick to my usual... maybe I'll have to throw a change in my day!
You're too sweet to have this give away!

BroncoMom said...

My new summer "thing" is all the fresh produce I can handle. Like fresh ranier cherries, fresh blueberries, raspberries and watermelon. I can't get enough. Crazy?
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Laur said...

This might be perhaps my FAVORITE giveaway! If Starbucks was cheaper, I'd prob be there everyday! I love their coffee, and as boring as it is, I just get a black coffee and add some Stevia to it. Mmmmm

 
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