When I first went online to purchase a Starbucks Doubleshot coffee drink can, I got confused. I began to wonder which drink I had started looking for: a Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Coffee or a Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso? Now that I have gained a better understanding of what each category has, I’d like to share. I’ll list and discuss Starbucks Doubleshot Energy coffee drinks to distinguish them from the rest, so you don’t get as frustrated as I did back then.
6 Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Coffee alternatives.
There are six Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Coffee drink alternatives that you can get from Amazon. These are Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Coffee, Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Hazelnut, Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Mocha, Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-White Chocolate, Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Vanilla, and Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Vanilla Light. The can for each of these states “Starbucks Doubleshot Energy” on the facing side, and the variant-Coffee, Hazelnut, Mocha, White Chocolate, Vanilla, or Vanilla Light-just below the rim.
Other than the weight watcher’s favorite Doubleshot Vanilla Light, all the other Starbucks Doubleshot Energy coffee drinks have about 135 mg of caffeine, 29 grams of sugar, and a total of 220 calories in the 15 fl. oz. can.
Being energy drinks, they share the same energy drink ingredients as non-coffee energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar. These are Guarana, Ginseng, B-vitamins, Taurine, and caffeine. These Starbucks Doubleshot Energy coffee drinks have 1800mg of taurine, 450mg of L-Carnitine, 325mg of ginseng, 180mg of B8-Inositol, and 90mg of guarana.
Now back to the Starbucks Doubleshot energy coffee drinks. What are they?
Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Coffee
If you enjoy a punchy cup of coffee in the morning, then this is the drink for you. Of all these coffee energy drinks here; this is the one that tastes the closest to espresso. This also happens to be my favorite drink on this list-as I love my coffee without too much sweetness. The coffee flavor is made from a brew of espresso and natural milk proteins. This drink is guaranteed to keep you awake and energetic all morning. The coffee taste in the drink is slightly altered by the creaminess in the rest of the cuppa, creating a pleasantly smooth overall experience.
Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Hazelnut
This flavor is made for you if you have a sweet tooth. It brings delectable energy as close as your fridge or pantry. As the name suggests, this drink is a blend of snugly sweet hazelnut flavor, espresso, B vitamins, and natural milk protein, with the requisite energy drink dual of guarana and ginseng. This drink guarantees to keep you pleasantly energized all morning.
Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Mocha
Do you love the chocolatey bittersweetness of mocha? Then this is the drink for you. Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Mocha Drink is a sweet blend of espresso, mocha syrup, guarana, ginseng, B vitamins, and natural milk proteins. But don’t let the delicious taste fool you. With close to 135mg of caffeine in the can, this drink gives an energy boost that will keep you alert the whole day.
Starbucks Doubleshot Energy -White Chocolate
Another coffee energy drink on the menu for those with a sweet tooth. This Starbucks Doubleshot Energy blends espresso, white chocolate, guarana, ginseng, B vitamins, and natural milk proteins. The sweet white chocolate flavor makes an otherwise plain energy drink mellow with sweetness, a treat for you if you don’t care for a coffee aftertaste. Anyone who says chocolatey drinks are only for the evening hasn’t tried the white chocolate Doubleshot coffee energy drink. Just like the other drinks on this list, it is guaranteed to help you start or pick up the day’s tasks with a renewed burst of energy.
Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Vanilla
Vanilla’s smoothness and creaminess are equal to no other flavor. This drink has all that and more. It is made up of a revitalizing blend of espresso, vanilla, low-fat cream, and, of course, guarana and ginseng. Like the rest on this list, the drink is not carbonated, but it has a thicker texture compared to a standard soft drink.
This flavor reminded me of yogurt, which is to say I didn’t like it much, as I am rather a coffee purist. If you love vanilla flavor, then by all means go get it on Amazon or at a Starbucks store near you. I can assure you it will give you an energy boost as good as any other drink here.
Starbucks Doubleshot Energy-Vanilla Light
This alternative tastes much like the vanilla version, only that it has a lower calorie count. For comparison, the non-light version has 220 calories, mostly from the 29 grams of sugar.
The Vanilla Light Doubleshot Energy Drink has 130 calories and 14 grams of sugar.
The difference between the Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Coffee drinks in a can is the flavors. The cans are a convenient alternative to multiple trips to a Starbucks, especially if there is none in your neighborhood. However, they serve only part of the Starbucks experience, as the ambiance can’t be packaged in a can.