The 48-Shot Espresso Starbucks Frappuccino Order You Probably Shouldn't Try

As we all know, people have ordered some pretty crazy Starbucks drinks over the years. From combining "every juice and tea" available to "sinking" a three-sticker-long order with every sauce, syrup, and sweetener, Starbucks customers are truly something else. Not necessarily a bad something, just something else.

For instance, one customer rose to fame in 2020 after his Starbucks order totaled $83.75 and contained 101 shots of espresso (via People). Personally, we can't even start to imagine the caffeine buzz from drinking that, nor do we want to, but we can say this –- do not try this drink if you want to sleep ever again.

Another Starbucks customer ordered a similarly ridiculous coffee back in 2013, though thankfully his drink was slightly scaled back. And by that, we mean he ordered only 48 shots, rather than 101 (via Today). We know, we know, good on him. But what else did he have baristas put in his monstrosity of a Starbucks order?

No need to drink 48 shots of espresso

For the record, the FDA recommends limiting daily caffeine consumption to 400 milligrams or less. That translates roughly to six shots of espresso. Yes, only six. So you can imagine how much caffeine was in those 48 shots of espresso ordered by that Starbucks customer back in 2013. In addition to espresso, the drink also contained protein powder, banana, vanilla, soy, and caramel drizzle.

His drink was rung up for $47.30, but it could have cost him a whole lot more in medical bills. According to The Atlantic, this particular order was more than three times the threshold for "caffeine toxicity," meaning consuming the entire drink in one day could result in life-threatening symptoms. Per Healthline, caffeine overdose symptoms may include convulsions, rapid heart rate, and/or hallucinations. 

Of course, this is an extreme case, but even consuming caffeine in smaller amounts on a regular basis can have negative consequences. At the end of the day, it's up to you to do your research and do what's best for you.