“ The Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte is a real seasonal favourite. Whilst it is not the cheapest option, it tastes great and is perfect for an occasional treat. „
I am a fan of Starbucks, mostly because I enjoy getting the seasonal flavored syrups in my coffee! Starbucks do several Christmas seasonal lattes, one of which is the Toffee Nut latte which is my second favourite, my first of course being the gingerbread latte which I previously reviewed. Getting a Christmas latte from Starbucks signals the start of the festive season for me!
I always get my lattes with one shot of coffee and with soy milk, they generally end up being quite sweet, especially once you add toffee nut syrup to them so if you are not a bit of a sweet tooth then this wont be for you. If however, you like sweet coffee, are a fan of toffee and nut flavors then I would highly recommend trying this. The syrup does give the coffee a very strong toffee taste, generally the baristas will put nutmeg on top to give it a warm nutty flavor also. The best thing about this is that Starbucks also release the red Christmas cups around the time they start serving these drinks, which just adds to the Christmas feel.
I really enjoy this coffee, however if you are watching your calories then be careful as the syrups do pack some extra calories in them! I don't think the toffee nut syrup comes in a sugar free version, but to lower the calories of the coffee overall get skim milk and don't get any cream on top!
Otherwise, enjoy! 5/5!
WHAT IS IT?
A Christmas coffee from Starbucks. The flavour is Toffee Nut and it is created using toffee and roasted nut syrups.
This coffee is very sweet because of the toffee so you do not need to add extra sugar. It is a latte so quite milky tasting but the flavours are so strong that you might forget you are drinking a latte. The main flavour under the coffee is definitely the toffee but the nuts are apparent too and take off from the sweetness a bit. The coffee is served with sweetened whipped cream and sprinkled with tiny pieces of nut, I did not like the nut pieces because they made the top of the coffee feel gritty because they weren't smooth like chocolate sprinkles.
WHAT I THINK
This is a very nice coffee but a bit too sweet for me. It makes me think of Christmas because of the nutty taste but I think a lot of this is because it is served in the red Christmas cups. The toffee is strong and sweet but I think it is more of a caramel flavour than toffee, the coffee is very tasty and the whipped cream is soft with a nice sweet flavour.
This coffee is more for flavour than giving you a caffeine burst of energy, it does not make me feel awake even when I drink it in the morning but I like to have it in the evening when I come out of the gym. It is a very filling coffee because of the sweet flavour and the cream but it isn't sickly even if I drink it quickly.
I will buy this once or twice now the Christmas drinks have been introduced into Starbucks but not too often because there are a lot of calories in it.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I'm not a huge coffee fan, but I absolutely adore the Starbucks Christmas range. Included in this range is the 'toffee nut latte'.
The toffee nut latte is a latte flavoured with a sweet toffee and toasted nut syrup. The latte is served with whipped cream and caramelized toffee nut pieces on top.
This latte tastes lovely, you can really taste the toffee nut flavour. The drink is quite sweet, so in my opinion no extra added sugar/sweetener is required. I do like regular coffee with a little spoonful of sugar, so the latte is the perfect sweetness for me. It may not appeal to those of you who prefer your coffee more bitter.
As this latte is an occasional treat, I don't worry too much about asking for it to be made skinny or without the whipped cream. I am unsure of the exact calorie content of the drink, but I imagine it would be pretty high. For those of you counting calories you can ask for it to be made with low fat milk/without the whipped cream, as with all Starbucks coffees.
I love the Starbucks Christmas range as when you order a coffee to go, it comes in the signature red cup with white snowflakes on it. This always gets me really in the mood for Christmas!
The Christmas range in Starbucks usually is priced at about 20-30p more expensive than their regular lattes. I think this is reasonable as you are paying a little more for the novel flavour! I do remember last year that the week the Christmas drinks was launched, they did an offer where from 3pm-5pm if you bought a Christmas coffee you got one free, which is a nice way to give them a try with a friend.
Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you enjoyed my review.
The arrival of the 'to go' red cups in Starbucks always signals the start of the festive season at Starbucks and the Christmas flavoured drinks, one of which is the toffee nut latte.
The Starbucks toffee nut latte has the rich, buttery flavour and aroma of sweet toffee combined with the warmth of toasted nuts. It is a smooth freshly ground espresso combined with velvety steamed milk and toffee nut flavoured syrup, topped with sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkling of toffee nut pieces.
I guess the toffee nut latte became a Christmas flavour as you normally see roasted chestnut sellers at Christmas time. The toffee nut latte is my husbands favourite Starbucks Christmas drink, whereas my favourite is definately the gingerbread latte.
I find the toffee nut latte to be slightly too sweet for my liking, the latte has a really strong taste of caramel, it is a bit too rich and too buttery for my liking, it does have a delicious aroma of toasted nuts though, kind of like just taken out of the oven nut brittle.
As is typical for all Starbucks hand crafted drinks you can choose your size; tall - small, grande - medium, or venti - large. You can add extra shots of espesso, or even have it as a decaf version. You can choose your milk; regular, non fat or soy. And whether or not you want whipped cream on top. You can also choose more of less pumps of the flavoured syrup if you think that the drink is too sweet, or maybe not sweet enough.
The toffee nut latte comes as standard with regular milk and whipped cream. I must admit that I always find Starbucks lattes to be too creamy with regular milk, and so I always have non fat milk in them.
I did have the toffee nut latte with whipped cream though as I wanted the toffee nut sprinkles on the top, and anway the non fat milk cancels out the whipped cream does it not!!!
I probably wouldn't get another, if I did however I would ask for less pumps of the toffee nut syrup, which may solve the sweetness problem.
So it's nearly Christmas and the red cups and Christmas menu is finally here. Something I and my friends have been very excited about. Being such a huge fan of starbucks (I really can't stress huge fan enough) I have been through most of the menu so was very pleased to find these new drinks. The toffee nut latte was the first that I chose and wow!
***Looks and tastes***
When I and my friend first ordered this drink, we weren't expecting much but having that first sip was amazing! It's not often we both stop talking during our coffee just to enjoy it but it was one of those kind of drinks.
This drink is certainly for those with a sweet tooth so I doubt those bitter coffee lovers are going to agree with this drink as much as I do. However, the sweetness is just perfect, just enough to not be sickly so you can go back for more. The mixture of toffee and nut is incredibly delicious and blend very well together. Although I haven't tasted the other drinks on the Christmas menu, it's going to be a very hard tasting drink to beat!
Not that looks really matter but the drink itself will normally (unless asked not to) come with whipped cream on top with sweet toffee sprinkles. Looks just as yummy as it tastes.
I can't remember exactly but I do remember it ranges from around £2.20 for the smallest size to around £3.20 for the largest size. Very good price in my opinion considering its starbucks and it's so darn scrummy!
By far my favourite drink from starbucks that looks, tastes and smells amazing. It's such a shame that it isn't on the menu all year round because when you taste that sweet toffee nut latte, you know its Christmas.
The best latte on the planet.
If you love mild tasting coffee and the creamy mix of frothy hot milk, then take this and mix it with the most thick textured and creamy whipped cream, toffee syrup and a sprinkling of tiny crystalised nuts - you simply cant go wrong.
This product is the best coffee in starbucks and on a cold winters day when you have been shopping it is simply perfect to go and have this especially in a take away cup, to warm up and have a thick wintery drink. Dont have it to wake you up, as its in no means a coffee fix, but it will fix you enough and make you warm and is incredibly comforting.
Cost is approx £2.60 so not a cheap cup of coffee, but you get your monies worth, the quantity is not small in fact even the grande which is the smallest is rather large. Its got the whipped cream and when eaten straight away with the nuts and syrup its almost a coffee and dessert in one hit.
I have found however that its not always that easy to get hold of it, many a time I have gone into starbucks for this and they have not had it avaliable so as an alternative try the egg nog latte because this is similar and pretty much on a par with toffee nut.
A perfect christmas drink, and you can make it at home to just buy the toffee flavoured monin syrup, found in coffee shops to purchase or off licences, make up a latte, whip cream and get some chopped nuts and sugar.
If you ask for extra cream at the desk they will usually give it to you so get that as an added bonus!
You know when Christmas is coming when Starbucks change their take away cups from white to red with snowflakes and Christmas trees on them. This also means that you get a couple of extra additions to the menu for the season.
Walking past Starbucks the other day I spotted that not only have the cups changed colour but the menus too have now gone red for Christmas and they had a sign outside saying that the Christmas Coffees were back by popular demand. Normally when I go into Starbucks I'm quite boring and have one of two choices but every year without fail I am tempted by the special ones they do at Christmas.
The first special flavour I picked up was the Toffee Nut Latte, tall £2.85 not sure how much the other sizes cost. These special ones are about 20 or 30p more than a normal flavoured coffee but are they worth it?
When you order you can do the usual skinny, no cream etc. that you can do with the other coffees in th range but as I don't have these very often I went for the full works. I think that along with the whipped cream that gets put on the top its made with full fat milk but I'm not 100% sure, the coffee though is fairtrade.
The coffee comes in the usual cardboard cup, though this one is red, which the cardboard sleeve so that you don't burn your fingers. I'm not sure which syrups go into this coffee but I would guess at Hazlenut and Caramel, though they may have a special syrup just for this one. Then you get the coffee and milk and it is topped with whipped cream (you don't have to have this) and sprinkled with some crystalised nut/sugar bits.
This was lovely you could really taste the two flavours of the nuts and toffee and was a pleasant change to the normal boring cup I normally have. After talking about this the next time I went in I also got my partner one of these and he's really fussy and said he liked it as well though he wasn't sure he could have anything bigger than a tall as he found it very sweet. It could be a man thing, as he's not a big sweet person, but I did have to agree with him slightly.
I'm not sure what the calorie content is on this, I tried to look on the starbucks website but it doesn't give any details. This could be due to the various different ways people could have the coffee prepared.
I can see why Starbucks have brought this coffee out but can't see why its only a christmas time one. As a special treat this is great but I would imagine if you had one a day, igoring the possible calories, you might find it a bit too much. I will definately be having another one of these before they take them off the menu and I go back to the normal coffee that I pick up however, as my partner found it a bit sweet for a tall its only going to get 4/5 stars as you might find the 2 bigger sizes a bit too much.
Beverages Type: Coffee / Brand: Starbucks