StarbucksWatch: a pinch of salt

We can’t believe it either, but apparently one of the fall drinks Starbucks is launching is Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. This is a custom variant of its new Signature Hot Chocolate — kind of like a suggested customization of the drink. “Sprinkled atop the whipped cream is French sea salt, blended with Hawaiian Turbinado sugar. The salt is smoked over burning chardonnay barrels in Woodinville” notes the P-I, while StarbucksGossip tracks the reaction from customers.

2 Comments so far

  1. Starbucks I Love You - Until You Take it AWAY! | Danielle Morrill (pingback) on September 30th, 2008 @ 3:25 pm

    […] just learned via Seattle Metblogs that, miracle of miracles, Starbucks has come up with yet another inventive drink. This one is near […]

  2. jessejb on September 30th, 2008 @ 4:16 pm

    Starbucks definately must have a trend research team out there trying to keep them on the cutting edge. Ive been seeing salted caramel everywhere since last spring.

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