Starbucks is offering you a great idea for a chocolate Valentine’s gift: your choice of three molten chocolate drinks. You have to act fast to get one of these yummy new drinks, because Valentine’s Day is the very last day you can have access to them!
Although the Molten Chocolate Trio, as they are called, are basically just Starbucks drinks with chocolate chips melted into them, they are worth driving to a nearby Starbucks to get.
Inspired by Valentine’s Day, Starbucks listed the descriptions of these sexy new drinks on their website.
“Molten Chocolate Latte: Chocolatey chips are melted into espresso, then topped with steamed milk combined with bittersweet mocha sauce. This latte is finished with mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and an espresso mocha drizzle. It’s available hot and iced.
“Molten Chocolate Frappuccino® Blended Beverage: Coffee with rich mocha sauce and chocolatey chips blended with milk and ice. This beverage is finished with mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and an espresso mocha drizzle.
“Molten Hot Chocolate: Bittersweet mocha sauce and chocolatey chips melted into steamed milk for a smooth and creamy taste. Mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and espresso mocha drizzle tops off the beverage.”
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) February 8, 2016
The Molten Chocolate Frappuccino taste test yielded a cold drink that was very chocolatey, reports MLive. It tasted like a chocolate shake and was very good. What was surprising was the little pieces of chocolate in it. It tasted like little bits of candy bar were in it. Coffee was not a strong taste in this drink.
The Huffington Post reported that the “special whipped cream was nowhere to be seen. But once you get over that, the drink is a rich symphony of deliciousness.” A grande sized drink is $4.95.
A taste test of the Molten Chocolate Latte resulted in chocolate on the nose. So be careful when you drink it, because of all the chocolate layered on the very top. It was a very yummy latte, not overpowering.
It is a nice change for someone who enjoys lattes as it does not have a strong sugary taste. The coffee and chocolate flavors are pretty balanced. The Huffington Post reported that “[i]t just tastes like mocha.” A grande size price on this drink is $4.95.
The Molten Hot Chocolate tasted like hot chocolate but with a richer chocolatey taste. It was thick and rich. Taste testers for the Huffington Post reported on their experience with the drink.
“It’s way better than the current hot chocolate because it’s not as bitter, and it’s not too chocolatey.”
The grand sized Molten Hot Chocolate cost is $3.75.
You can find these luscious chocolate treats at participating Starbucks locations in the United States and Canada from February 8 through February 14.
If you need some other Valentine gift ideas to go along with Starbucks’ new chocolate drinks, you might want to check out their other offerings.
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The coffee company created GIF Giver, which provides Starbucks-inspired animations to send to those you love. It also has tumblers and coffee mugs you can purchase which are decorated with lovey messages, such as hugs and kisses, hearts, x’s, and o’s.
What are you doing for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day? Will you be checking out the Molten Chocolate Trio for your loved ones?
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