Twice recently we've treated ourselves to a pricey $6 soy chai latte at Starbucks only to get on the subway, take a sip, and find we just paid $6 for a black coffee. We have vowed never to get burned by the franchise again, because that's a lot of money! But it's not as much as one man's coffee at the joint (though at least he was given the correct beverage)—Logan A. Warren spent $23.60 on one specially-made concoction there recently. His Java Chip Frappuccino in a Trenta cup included: 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, Matcha powder, protein powder, and a drizzle of caramel and mocha. (To really give this over-the-top status he should have ordered it on the slopes in California.)

That's 31 ounces of what sounds like a way too sweet coffee drink, packing around 1400mg of caffeine (that's 3 or 4 times a more normal dose of the stuff). It cost him $23.60 (he had a certificate), and he reported back saying: "The flavor? Tolerable, but not good. Imagine a coffee-based health food smoothie that will put you in the hospital if you drink it all. That’s how it tastes… like Jillian Michaels with a touch of Chuck Norris."

So in the end, it costs nearly 24 bucks to find out that banana puree and espresso probably don't taste all that good together. [via Daily What]