Saturday, November 5, 2011

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Review

I tried Starbuck's New Skinny Peppermint Mocha last night. If you are a mint hot cocoa fan you'll love it. If you want to taste espresso this is probably not the drink for you. The coffee taste is non-existent. It's not subtle mint and chocolate. It's ALL ABOUT the mint and chocolate. I could see getting it once or twice this holiday season but maybe adding an espresso shot and/or doing a few less pumps of the mocha.

I have to say this new Sugar Free Mocha Sauce is soooo much better than last one. No aftertaste. 2 years ago they made a version that tasted hideous, it was axed thankfully. This one is yummy. I'm thinking next visit I'm going to order a Sugar Free Hazelnut Latte with a pump of the Sugar Free Mocha Sauce. My very own Nutella Latte. Ooooh or a Sugar Free Caramel Latte with a pump of the Sugar Free Mocha Sauce. Nom.

I am glad Starbuck's is recognizing the need for holiday options for the skinny chicks, diabetics, and the weight loss surgery peeps of the world like you and me.

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25 comments:

Melting Mama said...

EWWWWWWYUCKNOTHANKS. I'd have to get a tall one of THOSE and add it to my Venti 5 shot Americano as sweetener.

Kristin Patterson said...

I make my own with the Inspire Dutch Chocolate Cake protein and 2T of SF Torani Peppermint in my STRONG Coffee :)Way better, and way cheaper... and I don't have to wait for the holidays either!

Grams said...

I tried it. I love peppermint mocha and I thought it was awful.

vsgmom.com said...

Totally my thoughts. It just wasn't for me. I was missing my coffee. I traded it back.

Jennee said...

I love it . . . I guess I am alone! LOL.

LoisAB said...

I loved it ... I knew it was more like a hot chocolate and not a coffee drink, so I was not surprised. I was surprised about how strong the peppermint flavoring was though. I think I would have it again.

LoisAB said...

I tried it and like it, but I knew going in that it was NOT a coffee drink. I was under the impression that it was more of a hot chocolate drink. I got the tall and was surprised it was plenty filling.

Deb said...

I tried it today and l liked it. The initial taste was all peppermint, but as I progressed, I found I liked the flavor. I was silly and thought it was a coffee drink..I mean mocha chocolate coffee right? LOL But Ill do it again and ask for a shot or two of espresso to tone down the peppermint, I think. I never would have thought to ask about SF if I hadnt read your post this week about it, Shel! Thanks! Deb

TheJuliaNelson said...

I agree, it tasted like mint hot chocolate rather than a mocha. Didn't taste bad, but not for coffee fanatics. I'll probably get it again, though, because I'm a chocolate freak.

geokatgirl said...

Love it.. I was bummed when i read they market tested sf pumpkin spice but it hadnt made it's way to Canada.
This is a nice festive drink that makes me feel included in all of the holiday hubbub.
If you need more coffee flavour add ano extra espresso shot, and make sure you sign up for Starbucks loyalty card program.. Free shots in coffee is a good thing

Dayna said...

Hm, I'll have to try this. Thanks for the review! For the hot chocolate lovers here, Starbucks is also doing "sugar free hot chocolate" - they just started offering them on November 2nd. (My husband harassed them all October trying to get them to make one early for me). The plain hot chocolate was kind of nasty, but the Sugar Free Hazelnut Hot Chocolate (has SF Hazelnut and SF Mocha in it) tastes exactly like their non-sugar free version used to... nutella or ferrero rocher style! mmmm. So good.

Amy said...

I'm so glad I read the review before I went to go get one! I'd have been all 'wth? that's not coffee!'

Roux en Y Mitzi said...

Thanks for the review. Not seen this in the UK. We are always so behind by a decade LOL

Joy4Tigger said...

I'll have to check out my local Starbucks again. Last week they didn't have the SF Mocha. Only SF options were the standard hazelnut, vanilla and cinnamon dolce.

jessikaowl101 said...

I can't wait to try this. My friend is a Starbucks fiend and goes everyday. She had posted on Facebook that she was having an eggnog latte and I was like, OMG that sounds sooo good. And I asked her if they made a 'skinny' version of that. She said she would ask next time she went in. And sure enough, ALL the holiday flavors at Starbucks can be made 'skinny' except for pumpkin spice.

Jody @ The Laslink said...

I picked up a case of the Peppermint Mocha Frappe things from Sam's Club the other day & am definitely not a fan. Waaaay too much mint & not enough coffee. My husband however loves them & thinks they taste just like those Andes chocolate things you get after a meal at Olive Garden.

maggiemcguire said...

I agree was not impressed oh how I wish they had more sugar free choices like pumpkin, but cin dolce is my all time favorite.
Maggie

Stacy E said...

For the last few years I looked forward to getting a white chocolate peppermint mocha around the holidays. This is a great substitution for me. I don't like coffee but I love caffeine. While I find this to be a little too sweet, it will be my drink of choice until I get sick of it. Lucky for me there is a small coffee shop on my way to work that is locally owned. I talked to the owner and he is willing to get whatever flavor sugar free that he can, even if I am the only one who will use it. I go there more than Starbucks, anyway.

Val M. said...

I just got home from Starbuck's and tried this drink. I loved it!! The peppermint isn't very strong and I agree that it needs some espresso, but overall I really liked it!

Jessica said...

I just had one today and thought it was amazing. I not skimping on fat (just sugar) so I had it with half-and-half instead of nonfat milk. Next time, I'll add another shot of espresso, so more coffee flavor will come through. But overall, I think this mocha is a wonderful treat for those of us who like a fancy coffee drink without the sugar!

rntarajean said...

Tried it, and thought it was really good (would have like a little more peppermint). So happy they made a skinny version, this is my seasonal favorite.

Merriemichelle said...

Loved it!!! I asked for one pump in my tall instead of three and it was so good! Not to sweet! No bitter aftertaste! L-O-V-E-D. IT!!!

Melting Mama said...

Okay. I did it. http://www.meltingmama.net/wls/2011/11/starbucks-skinny-peppermint-mocha-michael-review.html

Anonymous said...

I took your advise and played with it a bit. Tried the latte, too much peppermint/mocha like you said. Then tried latte with 5 shots of espresso, still too much peppermint/ mocha. Today I tried a venti bold cafe misto with non fat milk and 2 1/2 pumps of the peppermint and mocha syrups. That was delish!

Anonymous said...

I ordered a grande with an extra shot of espresso and 1 pump of the SF peppermint & the reg amount of SF mocha sauce... festive & yummy!