This holiday season at Starbucks, we saw some old favorites return to the menu, like the Peppermint Mocha and Caramel Brulée Latte. We taste tested all of them and then ranked them from worst to best.
The Irish Cream Cold Brew had great flavor and was almost luscious in its smooth texture, which is a feat considering how little dairy it had aside from the thick cap of milk.
We don’t know a lot about chestnuts besides their whole thing about roasting over an open fire, so we don’t know if this latte actually tasted anything like chestnuts.
Even we were surprised at how sweet this latte was. It would have benefited from leaning more into its coffee side. If it were a little thicker, it probably could have passed for a melted milkshake.
This made us feel like we were drinking a York Peppermint Patty. We could barely taste the chocolate and could not taste the coffee. If we order it again, we’ll ask for half the amount of syrup.