I don’t like Starbucks much. I mostly think their coffee tastes like a lukewarm muddy puddle.
Unfortunately, if I’m outside of London, sometimes I have no choice if I want a coffee on the go.
The lovely Leah (from the blog Naturally, Leah) recommended I try the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte, so today when I was doing some shopping in Hertford I thought I’d give it a try. However, I lost my nerve when I got to the counter and opted for the decadent-sounding Salted Caramel Mocha instead.
It was ok. Like any Starbucks coffee that has tons of flavoured syrup added, the first few mouthfuls are great until you reach the bottom half where the sweetened syrup stagnates. Even with an additional espresso shot to offset the cloying taste, it was still a little overpowering.
Calorie-wise, it packs a punch at 420 calories per serve (less without the whipped cream, which I skipped). There’s also a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate on the seasonal menu for those who want the same basic flavour, but without the coffee hit.
Have you tried the seasonal menu at Starbucks? What do you think? Is it worth giving the Pumpkin Spice Latte a try?