Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Starbucks Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate

The Starbucks website describes this drink as...This delicious sweet and salty combination brings together our rich, indulgent Signature Hot Chocolate and the flavors of buttery caramel and smoked sea salt. It is topped with whipped cream, a swirl of caramel and a sprinkle of our sea salt topping - a combination of artisan sea salt and Turbinado sugar from Hawaii.

I describe it as...amazing.  You must enjoy the whipped cream drizzled with caramel and sea salt first.  The salt and sugar topping is crunchy and powerful.  I was really only looking forward to the topping and I thought the "body" of the drink would be just like their regular hot chocolate with some caramel syrup in it.  Boy was I wrong.  The drink itself is a new blend of cocoas with a more sophisticated, European flavor.  The chocolate has a deeper, darker flavor and it isn't overly sweet.  I don't know what kind of caramel they put in it but it is heavenly.  The caramel flavoring is intense, buttery, and oh so tasty.

I highly recommend this drink.  I am craving one right now!  I was getting to the point of boredom with Starbucks, but they have redeemed their name!  THANK YOU STARBUCKS!  I LOVE YOU!

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Chocolate, caramel, and salt- How can you go wrong? ;) I wonder if there was some sort of copycat recipe out there that I could veganize...