My caution to you is to stay away from Starbuck’s new Salted Caramel Mocha bottled drink. Found at grocery stores, this limited edition drink sounds wonderful but falls short on the promise. Not caramel-y enough, not mocha-y enough, and (thankfully) not salty enough, this drink isn’t worth its cost of +$3.
Today, Starbucks has two additional drinks on their menu, the Tiramisu Latte and the Caramel Flan Latte. The Caramel Flan Latte actually debuted last year but is back as part of the caramel motif at Starbucks. So while I initially thought the Caramel Flan Latte didn’t really taste like its namesakes, I think the Tiramisu Latte is spot on. After my first sip, I instantly recognized tiramisu.
The price of the Tiramisu Latte is a whole lot of fat. I went with non-fat milk and light whipped cream, and it’s still a loaded drink. But I think you really need some whipped cream for the full tiramisu experience, just not the same without it. I’m thinking this drink is a great seasonal addition. I can’t imagine this as a full-time menu option since it’s kinda too sweet.
The first sip of Starbucks’ new Caramel Flan Latte was surprising, so I had to try a second sip (or I should say a second drink, especially since it was free today). This time I went iced, non-fat, and no whip. I know, I know, where’s the fun in that, but I also got a chocolate caramel muffin so I had to offset them calories.
The iced version looks much lighter in color than the hot variety, and usually, the lighter the color, the sweeter the taste. On second sip, the iced CFL didn’t taste as dark as my first sip and felt more “swirly.” It’s sweet, not quite Caramel Macchiato, but little more custardy.
After my initial sip of the new Starbucks Caramel Flan Latte, here’s my review:
This is darker than I would’ve thought.
I was expecting sweet, light, custardy. But instead, the drink tastes “dark” like the chocolate. There is, of course, the caramel whip cream which helps balance out the entire drink.
What is a Caramel Flan Latte? Here’s a description from a receipt I got.
Oh about that caramel-infused whip cream with caramel drizzle. It looks like this in real life.
Next, I need to see what an iced flan tastes like.