Starbucks' "Short" Coffee and Other Secret Menu Items

Not everything is on the menu at many fast food places

By Kevin Cokely
|  Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009  |  Updated 10:16 AM EDT
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Secret Fast-Food Items That Aren't on the Menu

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Is a "tall" coffee (supposedly Starbucks' smallest) still too big? You can order a "short" instead.

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Secret Fast-Food Items That Aren't on the Menu

Is a "tall" coffee (supposedly Starbucks' smallest) still too big? You can order a "short" instead.
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Is a "tall" coffee (supposedly Starbucks' smallest) still too big? You can order a "short" instead, one of many "secret" items that aren't on the menu.

Take the "white gummy bear," a smoothie that Wendy Fritz tried it at the Jamba Juice at Preston Royal.

"It's really good," she said, smacking her lips. "It's really good."

Just don't look for it on the menu.

"I've heard about it, but I've never like ordered it because it's not, like, on the menu," said Fritz's 18-year-old daughter, Margaux. "And so I'm like, 'What if it's not really there? That would be awkward.'"

Lots of fast food places offer things that aren't on the menu. You just have to know to ask for them.

It's "kind of sneaky," said Alex Grace, of Dallas, a sophomore at Booker T. Washington High School.

McDonald's will sell you a Neapolitan milkshake. Wendy's will hit you with a "grand slam" -- four meat patties stacked on a bun, also called a "meat cube."

"I've known different restaurants that do that," said Alex Grace's mother, Jackie. "You have to know about a certain thing that's on the menu. So yeah, I might ask, 'What do you have that's not on the menu?'"

Chipotle will put together nearly anything you can imagine if they have the ingredients, from quesadillas to nachos.

Get More: 10 Secret Menu Items at Mental Floss

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