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Sacto_Damkier Jan 10, 2007 09:20 PM

Anyone tried this? Is it any good? Thanks.

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  1. glazebrookgirl RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 10, 2007 09:24 PM

    I really like it. It tastes like the cinnamon-sugar you sprinkle on toast with an undercurrent of brown sugar taste. It can be a little on the sweet side, so ask for fewer "pumps" of the syrup if you dislike sweeter things. I have had it both iced and hot and it is equally delicious in both.

    1. rumgum RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 10, 2007 09:27 PM

      It's an alternative treat. I enjoy the cinnamony flavor throughout. It can get too sweet, I agree. I may have to try it iced. Sounds good. I'll have to wait till it stops snowing though.

      1. IndyGirl RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 10, 2007 09:30 PM

        Too sweet for me. I just tried it yetserday.

        1. NiKoLe1625 RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 11, 2007 02:56 AM

          Its actually really good. I really enjoy the sugar free variety! Its like eating a cinnamon bun (with a lot less calories!!)

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            swissgirl RE: NiKoLe1625 Jan 11, 2007 02:18 PM

            Ooh, it comes in a sugar-free version? Starbucks doesn't seem to have very many sugar-free versions of their drinks. I'll have to try this sugarless liquid cinnamon bun.

            I would kill for a sugar-free Mocha Valencia but that will probably never happen.

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              IndyGirl RE: swissgirl Jan 11, 2007 04:11 PM

              I got the sugar-free (that's what I was referring to above, actually) and it tasted fakey-sweet-yuck (for me, at least). But I don't have much of a sweet tooth.

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                NiKoLe1625 RE: IndyGirl Jan 12, 2007 01:49 PM

                i really like the sugar free version, however I really like sugar free things! Its somewhat of an aquired taste!

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              sweet ginger RE: NiKoLe1625 Jan 13, 2007 04:35 AM

              I'm usually a sugar-free vanilla latte gal, but tried the sugar-free cinnamon today. Not sure if my barista didn't make a good one, but it had NO foam (I asked for no-whip), a faint aroma of cinnamon, but I barely tasted the cinnamon flavor. I'm curious enough to give it another go, but wary...

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              ziggylu RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 11, 2007 02:30 PM

              I picked one of these up on my way to wokr this morning and am sitting ehre enjoying it!

              I like it a lot. It is a bit sweet but I'd gotten through half of it by the time I got to the office so I filled it back up with some strong black coffee(advantage of an almost one person office I can drink whatever coffee I like and not Farmers Bros swill! LOL) and it's really good like this!

              Definitely a hit I'd say! The only other one of their sweet drinks I've liked has been the peppermint mocha but this is now a good other choice.

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                Sacto_Damkier RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 13, 2007 01:26 AM

                Finally tried one this morning. It was OK, but nothing special. The cinnamon and sugar were a good compliment to the coffee, but it was not too sweet like everyone mentioned. I did not go to my regular place, so I will have to try again for consistency.

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                  tartetatin RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 13, 2007 01:29 AM

                  I have been waiting for these to come back this year - loved them last winter. I order a single pump - perfect sweetness for a special treat.

                  1. SauceSupreme RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 17, 2007 01:05 AM

                    The only way I can drink it is to have the sugar-free version of the syrup to pair with nonfat milk.

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                      scabbardgirl RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 18, 2007 03:40 PM

                      I just had one yesterday afternoon at the Starbucks out at Kimball Junction, UT (a Park City suburb). I enjoyed it. It wasn't too sweet, and that comes from someone who doesn't like sweet (I do my ice teas "naked" and mochas are always too sweet). I looked at it as a dessert, not my usual coffee. That way, it was a nice treat. A nice rescue from the brutal cold we've had!

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                        djquinnc RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 19, 2007 07:09 AM

                        Tasted like a liquefied cinnamon sugar graham cracker. Not terribly offensive, but kind of gross

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                          ekdd RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 20, 2007 10:21 AM

                          i like it... also sugar free, skim , no whip venti reportedly with only about 180 calories -if you believe their chalkboard

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                            pamalamb RE: ekdd Jan 31, 2007 07:11 AM

                            Why wouldn't you believe it? The only thing in there with calories is the milk - 2 cups of skim milk is 180 calories.

                            I've written to the company with praise about them having a new sugar free flavor. I'm glad to see (in swissgirl's post below) that there is such demand.

                          2. puppymomma RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 20, 2007 11:38 AM

                            I tried the sugar-free version last week. It didn't have a lot of flavor and I was disappointed. I decided not to waste my calories on it and I threw it away when it was half-done. Maybe I had a bad one?

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                              Sacto_Damkier RE: puppymomma Jan 20, 2007 05:58 PM

                              I tried it at two Starbucks and was also disappointed with the flavor. There were hints of cinnamon and sugar, but not enough to be unique. Back to my Grande Vanilla Latte.

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                              swissgirl RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 27, 2007 11:41 AM

                              Just read over at the Starbucks Gossip blog that there are severe regional shortages of the sugar free syrup used in the Cinnamon Dolce drink. I was just going to stop in tomorrow with a friend to try one. Looks like demand has been strong for the sugar-free version of the drink.

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                                akk RE: Sacto_Damkier Jan 27, 2007 11:51 AM

                                Hated it! I do like my coffee sweetened usually, but I found that this drink, like many of the Starbuck's drinks, didn't have any coffee flavor at all. And the flavoring was more suitable for hot apple cider or something.

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                                  momof3 RE: akk Jan 31, 2007 07:15 AM

                                  Get an extra shot next time. I love this drink and get a double tall skim version. More coffee, less sweet...all good :)

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                                    smrits RE: akk Feb 4, 2007 12:14 PM

                                    I had the latte and thought it was okay. However, I have a friend who works at a Starbucks and she actually recommended trying a couple pumps of the Cinnamon Dolce in their warm apple cider - it was delicious!

                                  2. jonnybee RE: Sacto_Damkier Feb 9, 2007 01:13 PM

                                    I have yet to order it, but I have sampled it twice. Though I finished my mini cup in less than thirty seconds, it seems like the type of drink I would never order. A little too sweet for a "coffee" and it appears to me that a grande would be like 500 calories. But that tiny cup with a little bit of whipcream (which really lends itself to the cinnamon-sugar sprinkles) sure hit the spot.

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                                      swissgirl RE: Sacto_Damkier Feb 9, 2007 03:47 PM

                                      The drink (sugar-free version) wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be and it had a hint of a buttery taste. It wasn't cinammon-y enough either. I liked it but since I only go to *$ once a month or so, it'll be awhile before I try another.

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