Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Starbucks Holiday Lattes

Image from Style Scrapbook.

I am currently sitting at Starbucks listening to old lectures from my evidence class and sipping on the end of my caramel brulee latte. It was quite excellent, and it has made me really question what my favorite holiday latte is. (These are the kind of things that keep me up at night.) I used to always say the pumpkin spice latte, but even though I will always have a soft spot for the p.spice, it is probably not my favorite now that I have tried more of the flavors. This is how I would rank them, but I'm curious to know your favorite holiday latte!

1. Peppermint mocha - I've never had a poorly made peppermint mocha, but I think that is because the flavors are so strong that it always tastes indulgent.
2. Caramel brulee - Slightly less sweet than the peppermint mocha which makes it more appropriate to have for breakfast, right?
3. Eggnog latte - I know many will disagree with me on this, but I kind of like how it tastes like it was spiked with brandy just like real eggnog. Does this mean I have a problem?
4. Pumpkin Spice - I have to admit, I think Starbucks always skimps on the pumpkin spice syrup, so these lattes end up tasting more like warm milk. With more flavor, the p.spice could definitely surpass the eggnog latte.
5. Gingerbread latte - I love gingerbread, so I wanted to love this latte. But the syrup is just not very good. It is bitter and often crystallizes.

PS: While not a latte, the salted caramel hot chocolate is to die for! It is tied with the peppermint mocha in decadence and perfect for a cold December afternoon!


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The Search for J Street said...

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