Monday, December 13, 2010

the best thing I ever drank. salted caramel hot chocolate

Posted By: Leah
so I am not a starbucks girl. If someone's going on a starbucks run I will only get some if they are buying. I am down for pumpkin spice frappiccinos, chai lattes, the normal stuff. but it wasn't until people around my office started getting the salted caramel hot chocolate that I took an interest. I think thought getting hot chocolate at starbucks was just odd... I mean open up a pack of swiss miss people, it's all the same.

....and then it was this past weekend. I had an early gav drop-off so he could go out of town w/ his dad and I found myself cold, in the car at 8am with nothing to do. So I did my favorite activity, I went to Target! I got inside and they were playing trans-siberian orchestra's christmas cannon

I thought I was pretty chilly and for some random reason I was hungry so instead of getting food at the starbucks in target, I figured a salted caramel hot chocolate would be equal to breakfast and lunch (at 16 g fat and 450 calories, it totally is).  But whatever, I ordered it regular and

oh
my
freaking
God ! ! !

I had to literally stop in my tracks in the $1 section to try to get a hold of myself. The taste is unlike anything I have ever tried. I just did a little c&p from the starbucks website (because if you have not tried this, it sounds kinda random, I mean hello? salt? but no, trust your girl on this...)
Hot chocolate with mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup, topped with sweetened whipped cream, a caramel drizzle and sprinkled with our sea salt and Hawaiian Turbinado sugar topping.
hold on here's another discription from the starbucks website:

What could make chocolate even richer than chocolate? What could add even more depth, more levels of flavor, more of that sensual warmth that only chocolate seems to give us? Caramel, of course – and a few of its friends.
A smooth, buttery drizzle of caramel adds so much to this classic warmer, but we didn’t stop there. We went deeper, with mocha and toffee nut syrup and just to be absolutely sure that you could taste every layer of this mouth-watering delight, we added a sprinkle of our sea salt topping blend that features Hawaiian Turbinado sugar for a hot chocolate like no one has ever experienced before.

Ok that's what's up. No wonder I didn't eat lunch until like 4pm. Oh! I will have to show you my mani/pedi I got with Lauren. But I'll talk about that tomorrow because this is all about the hot choc. With the music playing, it was just a little piece of heaven. And just a side-note, I have had a salted carmel brownie before (people say they are so delicious) and I disagree. This is different/better/more amazing than that. You must go to Starbucks today, right now, go get it. Seriously! Mary, and other vegan friends, they can do it with soy! See, no excuses! get it already!!!!! You will thank me!

1 comment

  1. I'm pretty obsessed with hot chocolate these days. I try to drink it with skim milk but now i'm seriously wanting to try this starbucks one even if it's equivalent to lunch.

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