So, a couple of weeks ago Kelsey told me about a new delicious drink at Starbucks: Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. As a huge fan of sweet and salty I was intrigued. However, I was a little worried about the sweet and salty in a cup. Kelsey's description of the drink was first that it is AWESOME. Second, that it is hot chocolate, layered with whipped cream, layered with caramel with a sprinkle of sea salt. I was sold up until the sea salt....not sure about what I thought about that.
So, last week I went to Starbucks, asked the barista for her opinion. Again, the review was AWESOME. Tastes like a Snickers bar. I thought to myself, "I like Snickers Bars." But, I ordered my usual White Chocolate Mocha. I wanted to stay safe.
Today my mom wanted to treat my mil and me to Starbucks and since someone else was buying (thanks mom!) and since the barista reminded me he would make me another drink if I didn't like it, I decided to go for it. Review #3, again, AWESOME. Reminded him of a chocolate caramel covered pretzel. Like those too.
So, I finally got my cup of deliciousness and I will attest it is AWESOME!! The salt is sooo subtle you would not even know it was on there. It just brings out the caramel perfectly. I think of the snickers and pretzel associations, I would say it tastes more like a chocolate caramel pretzel. My mom and mil also agreed that they would get it again. So, thanks to Kelsey for my new favorite Starbucks treat!!!
For more information, here is the description from Starbucks' website:
This delicious sweet and salty combination brings together our rich, indulgent Signature Hot Chocolate and the flavors of buttery caramel and smoked sea salt. It is topped with whipped cream, a swirl of caramel and a sprinkle of our sea salt topping - a combination of artisan sea salt and Turbinado sugar from Hawaii.
If you guys decide to try, let me know what you think! If you are a sweet/salty fan you will not be disappointed!