Product Type: Starbucks Coffee
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Starbucks Discoveries Caramel Latte
Member Name: mrshez
Starbucks Discoveries Caramel Latte
Advantages: Tastes Great and means that you can have your fix anytime!
Disadvantages: I am climbing the walls from the caffeine
I have visited a few Starbucks in my time and I am rather partial to their lovely Mocha coffees but have never really been tempted to try the iced coffees that they serve.
Due to a job, husband, three kids and a house to run after my trips to Starbucks have dwindled to almost nothing and when I noticed the Starbucks logo in my local store like the magpie that I am I went straight for it and was slightly disappointed to realise that it was an iced coffee but rather than walk away I thought it's the closest that I will get so I bought it!
The coffee is called Discoveries, Qandi - Latte Caramel Flavour and comes in a plastic cup with the usual white lid and attached to the side of the cup is a handy plastic extendable straw perfect for on the go.
The coffee itself is caramel blended with Starbucks Fair Trade espresso roast.
The name Qandi as the cup tells us comes from the Greek island that the Arabian candy makers called "Qandi" which means crystallised sugar and they introduced this flavour to the world.
The purpose of the cup and the straw means that you can drink it on the go although I brought mine home as lets face it its January and its rather nippy!
Before you open the coffee you need to give it a good shake to mix both the coffee and the caramel together, I held onto the lid while I did this just in case but the lid was sturdy and never moved.
When I lifted the lid of the scent from the coffee was rather heavenly and was a perfect mix of caramel and coffee although the coffee scent is more dominant and it made me feel like I was sitting on a comfy sofa in star bucks apart from the noise of the noise and the kids.....actually yes just like my local Starbucks.
Taking that first sip was rather heavenly and the coffee had a really rich quality to it and the coffee came through really strongly and was full of flavour, the consistency of the drink was thicker than I expected and was somewhere in between an average cup of coffee and a milkshake!
The caramel flavour is quite strong and I noticed it more as an aftertaste although not an unpleasant one I should add, the coffee was really well mixed and was very smooth to drink and did not leave any lasting aftertaste or a film on my tongue which according to one of my friends was something she felt after a iced coffee.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this coffee although perhaps as a treat rather than an everyday drink as
Unfortunately I am now having theses rather too often as its easier and cheaper than going to my local Starbucks!
The cup states that it has a high caffeine content (947mg /100ml) which is why is should not be consumed too often
Energy 270kj/60 kcal
I purchased mine in my local Cost cutter store for £1.50 and for me it was worth every penny!
Summary: Great Starbucks taste from your corner shop
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