Starbucks holiday drink review


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Megan Splan, Lifestyles Editor

White Toasted Chocolate Mocha Latte- 4/5 stars 

    • This coffee was the perfect treat for someone with a sweet tooth. It’s very similar to an overly sweetened latte. The coffee had the perfect balance between white chocolate and mocha. Something that this drink does very well is giving you a very warm feeling on a cold, winter day. The drink also tastes good with milk substitutions such as oat and coconut milk. It tastes very similar each time it’s made and the sweetness is not too overpowering. 


Chestnut Praline Latte- 4/5 stars

    • With the right amount of espresso mixed with creams, sugars, and milks this drink will make your mouth water. Topped with cookie crumbles and added chestnut syrups, this drink will warm your stomach any given day. Although there may have been more milks and creams added than intended, it was still overall a great holiday drink.  


Caramel Brulee Latte- 3.5/5 stars 

    • The caramel brulee drink was like a regular coffee, with espresso shots and steamed milk, but with a twist. Caramel brulee sauce and crunchy caramel toppings are added, which gives this drink an overload taste of sweetness. It is similar to the Caramel Ribbon Crunch beverage, a non-seasonal drink, which consists of similar ingredients. Overall, this drink is more recommended for those who prefer sweeter beverages.


Peppermint Mocha Latte- 3/5 stars

    • If you’re a coffee lover, the taste of mocha isn’t as strong compared to the other Starbucks drinks. If you’re a hot chocolate connoisseur as well, the hot chocolate flavor is more gritty and less smooth. Some people did really enjoy how the peppermint taste was very prominent throughout the time they were drinking it. They thought the peppermint flavor wasn’t as strong as it should be. It was much sweeter than some expected, and tasted less like coffee than they thought. It’s understandable for a latte to be sweet, but this tasted more like a frappuccino than a coffee. 
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