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Oct 1, 2008 10:12 PM

Anyone tried Starbucks' Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate yet?

I was in Starbucks this morning and they have new hot chocolate flavors. The one that interested me the most was the salted caramel hot chocolate. Has anyone tried it or the other flavors? What did you think?

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  1. I saw it today too.
    So I ordered a tall with a shot of espresso and I actually really liked it. A little rich but the salted caramel was pretty good. I'd give it a shot if you've got hankering sweet tooth.

    1. Just had one (actually finishing it right now). I am a big fan of the salted caramel flavor and love this. It's very rich, and a small/tall is more than enough!

      1. What are the other flavors? Salted caramel sounds so good! I personally love the fall/autumn drinks. I could drink a pumpkin spice latte any day!

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        1. re: Chew on That

          Try the new Signature Hot Chocolate with Pumpkin Spice flavor and two shots added to it. Sounds odd but oddly delici-o-so! Gotta get my Pumpkin Spice fix any way I can before it goes away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        2. I just had one today - the baristas were going gaga over it. I definitely liked the salted caramel topping with the whipped cream, and I liked the hot chocolate underneath, but it felt like they were two separate experiences. Maybe a salted caramel latte would be the way to go... or maybe just buying some salted caramels!

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          1. re: maryv

            salted caramel latte sounds awesome.

            1. re: maryv

              Yeah, I was wondering if the whole drink is salted caramel flavored or if the salted aspect consists of sprinkles of salt on top. Does the salt flavor carry through to the bottom of the cup? I really like chocolate and salt together but wonder if this drink really is as good as it sounds.

              1. re: swissgirl

                The salt is just sprinkled on top, so it's a matter of technique. If you eat all the whipped cream first, there's no salt for your chocolate, but with a little attention you can make it last through the whole drink. Or, I suppose, you could ask the barista to mix the salt into the hot chocolate to start with instead of sprinkling it on top.

                1. re: maryv

                  Thanks, that what I suspected. Stirring the salt into the drink would flavor the whole drink. It's like hot chocolate and marshmallows - once the marshmallows are "eaten" off the top, you're left with regular hot chocolate.

                  1. re: maryv

                    AH!!! That is what was missing... I perfer my Hot Chocolate without whipped cream... so they probably didn't sprinkle the salt! :PPP


                    1. re: Dommy

                      I tried one the other day and the girl making the drinks called out my order "Tall- no whip- salted caramel... oops" and right as she said that she took the lid off and sprinkled in the caramel salt stuff.

                      The first few sips with this was divine, but after that it was just normal hot chocolate.

              2. They also have Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, which is everything you would expect - Hazelnut + Chocolate. But I really like Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate - it was so good and this coming from someone who is not a fan of caramel.