Hey Ladies- is it ok to drink a holiday drink from Caribou this afternoon if it is decaf? I am CRAVING a HoHo White Chocoloate Mocha (skim milk, no whip, decaf)...
Im just curious about the flavorings/chocolates in it... safe or unsafe in 1st tri???
I drank everything Caribou had to offer when I was pregnant....I never gave up caffeine.
I had Caribou today- they are having a deal where its $2 for any hot medium drink today. I had their med spicy milk chocolate mocha with soy and just made sure I left a couple inches at the bottom...I normally would get a small but its a better deai to get the med today as far as price.
I drink a small coffee just about everyday- not decaf. Or if I skip the coffee, I treat myself to one caffinated soda. Just try to keep it 12oz or less of caff a day.
There shouldn't be any issues with the flavorings and you should be good to go with decaf. Almost everything is okay in moderation - just don't do it everyday and you'll be fine.
bcmanteuffel:Just a FYI about coffee, it generally is not better for you health-wise to drink decaf- the process that they use to make the coffee decaffeinated actually uses a lot of chemicals that end up in the coffee- so you have less caffeine and chemicals.
I have heard this as well and am also not giving up caffeine during pregnancy. I loved coffee before, but with m/s still going on it is not appealing very often. However, if it does sound good I don't feel bad about having a cup or a drink from the coffee shop.
Go for it!
The info about Caribou using the water process for decaf coffee just made my day!!!
I LOVE coffee, drink it every morning, but if I drink it past noon, I'm up all night- so excited I can enjoy it in the afternoon!!!
BFP#1 8/24/11, EDD 5/5/12, D&C 10/24/11 due to missed m/c
BFP #2 2/1/12, EDD 10/11/12. Baby arrived 10/9/12
BFP #3 5/6/14, EDD 1/14/15