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Nov 20, 2010

Review: Starbucks - Gingerbread Latte

Starbucks' holiday-themed seasonal Gingerbread Latte features steamed milk and espresso mixed with a gingerbread-flavored syrup and then topped with whipped cream and nutmeg. A 12-ounce Tall costs $3.75; a 16-ounce Grande is $4.45, and a 20-ounce Venti is $4.75.

Initially, my Gingerbread Latte tasted more like spice and could have used a bit more molasses and ginger flavors. I guess I would say it's more gingerbread and less gingerbread cookie. You'll get better gingerbread flavor if you stir it up a bit as the syrup will sink to the bottom.

My complaint is that I didn't get my sprinkle of nutmeg; I guess they forgot.

Overall, the Gingerbread Latte a nice, warm holiday flavor that gets me in the holiday spirit, especially as winter chill sets in.

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Nutritional Info - Starbucks Grande Gingerbread Latte (16 oz)
Calories - 380 (120 from Fat)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 8g)
Sodium - 140mg
Carbs - 39g (Sugar - 37g)
Protein - 12g
Caffeine - 150mg


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2 comments :

  1. I LOVE the gingerbread latte! I actually ordered my own syrup off of Amazon, and I purchased an espresso maker so that I can create my own lattes at home. Starbucks only offers the gingerbread latte over the Christmas season so this will allow me to have my happiness in a cup all year around. The only problem is, I've gained 11 lbs since Christmas becasue of these... ugh!

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  2. Yikes! You gotta watch out for all the sugar in those syrups.

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