9.28.2012

Salted Caramel Mocha - By Starbucks!


Espresso and steamed milk, blended with mocha sauce and toffee nut flavored syrup, topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel sauce and a mixture of turbinado sugar and sea salt...

Today we're going to talk about the everything yummy that is in this seasonal drink from Starbucks.

And nope, Starbucks isn't sponsoring this or gives me anything for talking them up - it just looks and sounds amazing and worth blogging about.   (And now that I think about it... they don't give me anything even though I tweet about them almost daily over my Pike Place morning coffee either!) 

Right now 'salted caramel' anything is all the rage from cookies and desserts to shakes and chocolate candy bars to... coffee.  Yep.  Coffee too. 

Take for instance the drizzle of buttery caramel layered over sweetened whipped cream on a Salted Caramel Mocha.

No rainy day could dampen sitting down with a good book and one of those.  A tiny bit of premium sea salt and sugar topping deepens the rich flavors in this luxurious combination specially made to warm up the rainy days of fall.








Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)

Calories 420
Calories from Fat 140
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 290mg
Total Carbohydrate 66g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 56g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A  15%
Vitamin C  2%
Calcium 35%
Iron  20%
Caffeine 175mg

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.