Salted caramel hot chocolate at Starbucks

As I’ve expressed in past posts, I’m digging on some of the recent additions at Starbucks (don’t hate), and I was recently informed of their new salted caramel hot chocolate. Anyone try it yet?  I picture something overly sweet and headache-inducing, but maybe the salt cancels all that out. I’ll give it a try and report back. And speaking of hot chocolate weather, I figured I throw out some of my other favorite hot beverages around town. And by hot I mean caffeinated.

DRINK: Sencha green tea
WHERE: Work of Art Cakes, 1332 N. Halsted St.  
WHY: It’s the real deal and pretty potent. Ask them to throw in a slice of lime to cut the chlorophyll factor.

DRINK: Taro or almond milk tea with tapioca
WHERE: Saint’s Alp Teahouse, 2131 S. Archer Ave.
WHY: It’s heavy, bordering on bloat-inducing, but still makes a great sweet ending to a big meal, plus you get your own individual pot and a little spoon to scoop up the tapioca (see pic).

DRINK: Double soy medium latte
WHERE: Sip Coffeehouse, 1223 W. Grand Ave.
WHY: Sometimes the top of the foam comes with a cool espresso leaf design.

DRINK: Regular coffee
WHERE: Atomix, 1957 W. Chicago Ave.
WHY: It’s the cure to writer’s block. Be prepared to be wired. For a long time.

Tea from Saint's Alp

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2 responses to “Salted caramel hot chocolate at Starbucks

  1. salty, sweet…yummy! but you know what? the ice cream you are eating in that picture you use for your blog header looks so delicious!! 😀

  2. UPDATE: I tried the salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks today and loved every sweet-salty-caramel-y sip. Hot chocolate is usually too sweet for me, but this the salt component really tones it done. This will be my winter drink of choice!
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