Just tried this at the Starbucks near work. I may be a little biased because I have developed a rapport with the people who work there and I usually don’t pay full price for my drinks. I even got this one for free! Whoo-hoo!
Anyhow, I was talked into trying the CARAMEL BRULEE LATTE. My regular drink is a non-fat mocha or a white chocolate non-fat mocha. During the holidays, I have either an EGG NOG latte or a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I was never a fan of the caramel macchiato drink (it’s too sweet) so I had my reservations. I have to say, this store has a very good BARISTA (yes, it makes a difference!). My drink was served up real quickly and I was surprised as to how good it turned out to be.
The Caramel Brulee latte is VERY rich yet it isn’t as thick as the EGG NOG latte. It maintained that Caramel Macchiato taste with a hint of Egg Nog and coffee. I had the drink with whipped cream and I think they sprinkled something on it that looked like really fine candy sprinkles and tasted as such. Could’ve been something else, I didn’t bother to check. Surprisingly, this beverage wasn’t as sweet as I feared (maybe the barista just knew my preference) and it was perfect for my taste buds. I found it very refreshing for an afternoon beverage at work.
I have to say, I will probably have another grande cup of the Caramel Brulee latte. It took its spot as one of my favorite seasonal drinks at Starbucks.
Maybe it tasted better because it was free or because of the barista? We’ll find out…
Now if someone can come up with a chicken-flavored latte then we're good! Yep, I have weird taste in drinks...LOL!