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Mar 16, 2010 10:51 PM

Starbuck's fabulous Dark Cherry Mocha .... admit it... you want it.

Oh yes you do. Really. You want it.

While this is not saying much, it is the best drink Starbucks has ever made. It lis like a liquid chocolate covered cherry. I had two today. It is the chocolate shavings on top that make this drink. They forgot the shavings on the second drink so I went back. There's an iced version as well. I'll get that soon.

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  1. What immediately jumps out from the link you posted above is that just one of these drinks has a whopping 45 PERCENT of the recommended daily allowance of saturated fat. Good lord!

    So the two beverages you consumed contained almost a full day's worth, or (as just one random example) more than the saturated fat content of three bacon-topped BK Quad Stackers at Burger King.

    Of course I want it.

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    1. re: Arthur


      worth every crappy ingrediant and calorie

      1. re: Arthur

        Well, FWIW, its saturated fat content and overall nutritional statistics are a fraction of how onerous this linked item is:

      2. How do you think it will stand up to MY favorite Java Chip Frappuccino?? That one has 60% of my daily saturated fat value. Guess I'm just gonna be saturated!

        1. I *almost* got one yesterday when I was there and now Im disappointed! Guess Ill go back later this week :) Maybe getting it with skim milk would make it a little less of a fat bomb? Or so I like to tell myself! :)

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          1. re: jenwee

            It'll probably taste a little off without the creamy to balance all that bitter (dark chocolate & coffee). As with everything else, a drink every once in a while can't hurt, no? :)

          2. I tried the iced version and it wasn't as good. Those chocolate shavings melting into the hot mocha make this drink. Either I didn't get enough cherry syrup or the heat accentuates the cherry flavor.

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            1. re: rworange

              Interestingly, I actually prefer this drink iced. You're right that the cherry is accentuated by the heat, which is probably why I prefer it iced - I prefer the cherry much more subtle than in the hot drink.

            2. Tried one iced and it was a disappointment.

              I think my barista may have been in training but there was barely any cherry flavor. She was led through it by another barista, but he didn't really check the amounts of syrup,etc. she was putting in.

              My Java Chip Frapp is half the calories and way better IMHO. Should I try again?

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              1. re: Midlife

                Yeah, but only hot. The iced is a disappointment. I turned a friend on to the hot cherry mocha drink and he would not listen and got the iced next. Same comments. Not much cherry flavor and not as good as the hot version

                1. re: rworange

                  Thanks. I'll give it a try.

                  Looks like there are no Starbucks in Guatemala. They do get coffee beans from there though. :o)