Starbucks Christmas Beverages ROUND 2

ROUND 2! So this year there aren’t very much on the menu for Starbucks Australia Christmas drinks compared to last year. So because the pickings are slim I will be trying out hot and cold versions of drinks if they have both options. Sometimes drinks work better as a cold drink and taste like shit as a hot or vice versa.

This week we are trying out a:

GINGERBREAD LATTE

How Starbucks Described it…..

“Inspired by everyone’s favourite Christmas cookie, the sweet and spicy flavours of gingerbread are the perfect match to our bold espresso. A special spice-infused whipped cream is then lovingly drizzled in golden ribbons of brown sugar sauce.” – STARBUCKS AUSTRALIA Website.

Well I was already sold on this being as I love gingerbread.

My Thoughts on the Beverage….

To start off sorry there is no photo, I ended up getting the latte through the drive through and it was a hot beverage so it really looked like any old latte. With something Ive never done which was have whipped cream and syrup put on my hot drink! I thought why not try it on top. this will taste great I will enjoy it for sure a bit of extra sugar might perk me up. A little bit of info I’m not a person who likes the idea of putting whipped cream on hot drinks (that includes hot chocolate) I find it weird. Sure its ok on warm desserts or cold drinks but I feel it doesn’t have any business on top of hot drinks.

Anyway about the drink. Smelling it straight away I had that Christmassy gingerbread scent that I love so much (seriously I want to bake gingerbread just so my house smells of it). Now the first sip I got a big ass mouthful of the cream and syrup mixed with the drink, it didn’t have the gingerbread taste I was expecting. It was a pretty strange taste to be honest it started off with a faint gingerbread taste but then morphed into something off. I thought it was the cream and syrup so I scooped the cream and syrup off to see if it had made any difference in the flavour and no it didn’t change a thing. It kind of tasted like the milk was bad or someone got the mixture wrong but it wasn’t pleasant. I was looking forward to this being similar to the chai/pumpkin spice lattes that they have with the spices all working together so well – some of them taste more like a freaking gingerbread cookie anyway. So this was a bit of a disappointment as in the flavour was not good, I will try the frappuccino version of this to see if it works better as a cold drink rather than a hot. Well see.

IM OUT!!!

 

Also: If you are wanting to check out last years round two beverage adventure the link is below, since some of the drinks (not all) are on this years menu 

TRYING OUT CHRISTMAS BEVERAGES: ROUND 2

 

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