home

connect

contact

learn something new every day:

Nov
17

I met the most amazing craftspeople when I was in Portland last week. Read my USA Today piece, 10 Portland makers who will make you say, “Please take my money!” and get all your holiday shopping done early!

Read All Entries

get the latest from Lois

Stay connected to the Oasis!


silk iced latte: my personal barista

I spend half my life in coffeehouses – and probably enough money to, well, I’m not even going to go there.

So, when Silk offered me the opportunity to test their new Iced Latte coffeehouse drinks, I was wary but I grabbed my free coupon and headed to the grocery store. That first day, I picked up a half gallon of the Mocha Soy Latte and have since been back twice – sans coupon, mind you – for another one of those plus a half gallon of the Vanilla Soy Latte.

Here’s why Silk has turned me into a homebody, and why my local coffeehouse’s days just may be numbered:

* These soy lattes taste like a barista custom-made them just for me. (I’ve chosen Ryan Gosling to be my personal barista. A girl can dream.) As someone who enjoys drinking out of plastic cups with straws, this is a huge statement. I tend to dislike my own creations so the fact that I can just pour this into a large glass of ice and have it taste smooth, rich and just like I would have ordered it is amazing.

* A half gallon costs less than $5.00. That’s about the cost of one drink at a coffeehouse. With all that money I’m saving, you’ll now be able to find me at Anthropologie instead.

* An eight ounce glass of Silk Iced Latte is only 100 calories. And because I fill my glass to the tippy top with crushed ice, I bet it’s even less. This means I can have one as an afternoon snack and one for dessert. The taste is so creamy and so delicious, a little goes a long way toward making me feel like I’m drinking something sinfully luxurious. Did I mention it has only 100 calories?

* Silk Iced Latte has brought me an extra 45 minutes a day, which I can now spend more productively than driving to the coffeehouse, finding a parking spot, waiting to order my drink, waiting to pick up my drink, then driving home. Think of all the writing I can get done – or all the shows I can catch up with on my DVR.

For someone who is as obsessed with iced drinks as I am, Silk is a life-changer. I do have one request, though. Silk, can you please start a punch card program? I’m pretty sure I’m already due for a free one.

#TasteSilk

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. This post originally appeared on my former blog, StyleSubstanceSoul.