“I’d rather lick my shoe”: Today presenters try out Pedro Pascal’s viral Starbucks order
The hosts of Today Show have expressed their disgust at Pedro Pascal’s viral Starbucks order after trying the drink themselves.
Fans recently discovered this last of us star’s surprise coffee order, which consists of six cups of espresso on ice, after Pascal was filmed holding a Starbucks mug while giving his autograph to fans who stopped him in the street.
With the help of some zoom-ins, fans were able to determine that the actor’s Starbucks drink was nothing more than an iced quad espresso with added ice and six shots, resulting in a drink with almost 400mg of caffeine.
Despite the highly caffeinated drink’s unappealing nature, fans were quick to try the drink for themselves with the hosts Today show the latest.
Today Hosts Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Craig Melvin drank their own six-shot coffee during the Carson Daly-led POPStart segment on Friday, March 17, during which, unsurprisingly, they were horrified by the drink were.
In a clip of the taste test posted to Instagram, Guthrie can be heard saying, “No cream?” after Daly explained to the group what was in the coffee cups.
The camera then zoomed in on Kotb as she took her first sip, with the Today The show’s host was seen sitting back in shock and grimacing as she sampled the espresso-heavy drink.
Guthrie then made an identical grimace after taking a sip from her own mug before exclaiming, “Oh my god.”
Roker’s reaction to the drink was equally negative, as he loudly added, “Gosh. Oh dear God.”
“I’d rather lick my shoe,” Guthrie continued, while a shocked Roker said, “This is crazy!”
However, Melvin did come up with a suggestion to make the drink tastier, with which Today The show’s host suggests the coffee would taste better if you “melt the ice.” “Maybe it won’t be as intense then?” he asked.
Kotb also had a response, with the news anchor jokingly suggesting that the drink would be enhanced with cream.
Roker, however, summed up the group’s general reaction, telling his peers and viewers, “That’s not the way.”
On social media, viewers were amused by the reactions of the Today Show the hosts Pascal’s unusual drink selection.
“I literally laughed out loud when Al said that’s not the way,” one person commented, while another said, “Oh my god I was going to end up in the hospital.”
While many fans were surprised by Pascal’s drink of choice, others have defended the actor and urged fans to let him enjoy the caffeinated beverage without judgement.
“Leave the man and his coffee alone,” one fan wrote, while another urged Today Show moderators to let Pascal “enjoy his coffee in peace”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/pedro-pascal-starbucks-order-espresso-today-b2303272.html “I’d rather lick my shoe”: Today presenters try out Pedro Pascal’s viral Starbucks order