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High Expectations for Starbucks Raspberry Mocha

The other day I get an email from Starbucks announcing their new summer drink, a raspberry mocha. Hey, a good combination – raspberry and chocolate! Just like the chocolatey, fruity goodness.

So I finally made it to a Starbucks to try out this new drink with high expectations. At first sip, my impression was yuck!

Starbucks describes the iced version of this drink as:

the cool tastes of raspberries and rich chocolate mingle with our premium espresso and milk, poured over ice and topped with whipped cream and raspberry drizzle.

And there’s the problem I think, the raspberry drizzle. So basically this drink is a regular iced mocha with a raspberry syrup layered on top. That’s why it tastes, well, like a mocha with raspberry flavoring added in. The chocolate and raspberry flavors aren’t mixed together to fuse the flavors. You taste chocolate. You taste raspberry. But you don’t taste chocolate raspberry if you know what I mean.

Maybe I overhyped the drink for myself, so I’ll have to give it another shot. As a comparison, I’d rather drink the Starbucks Orange Mocha. Although similarly made, the orange and chocolate combo is funky to drink. I wonder if the Orange Mocha is still available with the introduction of the Raspberry Mocha?

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4 Responses to High Expectations for Starbucks Raspberry Mocha

  1. Sooz July 2, 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    sounds a lot like seattles best!!!

  2. Sooz July 3, 2007 at 9:29 am #

    sounds a lot like seattles best!!!

  3. Gee Why July 2, 2007 at 11:48 pm #

    Yeah, but the Seattles Best version is actually better!

  4. Gee Why July 3, 2007 at 9:48 am #

    Yeah, but the Seattles Best version is actually better!

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