The Tabasco Man and his wife couldn’t finish a tall sized Orange Creme Frappuccino recently introduced at Starbucks so that didn’t bode well for these new orange flavored drinks. Today, I tried the orange mocha (iced, non-fat, no whip), and it’s okay, more on the funky side.
At first, the orange flavor hits you like a citrus kick in the pants, but then it’s a weird contrast of fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Each flavor is pretty distinctive and doesn’t really blend together. You taste the orange, you taste the mocha, and you taste the coffee… all separately. I prefer drinks with a blended taste, smoothed out like Maxi Priest’s Groovin in the Midnight if you know what I mean.
Anyways, the drink will last through the hot summer, and I’ll probably give it a second shot. The wintery Peppermint Mocha is still Starbucks’ seasonal drink to beat.
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