Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte Review

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Another day, another Starbucks beverage review.  

This morning I decided to make my morning a little sweeter with Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte and I must say this is such a great treat!

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte ReviewThe first sip might’ve been too hot but once I let it cool down I really enjoyed this beverage.  Frankly, I enjoy any latte from Starbucks, because who can go wrong with rich espresso and steamed milk that tastes like cinnamon. Yum!  While enjoying the latte, I tasted not only cinnamon but I also tasted a little bit of brown sugar.  I wouldn’t say this is the most complex drink on the planet.  A little bit of this and a little bit of that, and that’s what you get.

I must confess, I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon but this was a very tasty beverage overall. However, I would say this is not a summer drink but this would be delightful in the fall!

They also have a cold beverage version, as is standard at Starbucks for most of their drinks.  If the day is a little on the hot side, you can get the same drink chilled – no problemo.  For me, I was perfectly happy to have this drink served hot even though the weather isn’t at all cold.  

Nutritional Facts 

I’ve finally realized  that Starbucks drinks are generally nothing but sugar – which by now I shouldn’t be surprised when I look at the nutritional facts.  Speaking of nutritional facts, here they are for this Cinnamon Dolce Latte – this beverage specifically has 31 g of sugar in a “tall” (small). Also the drink has about 9g of protein and if you’re counting calories it’ll be 270 calories. For comparison’s sake, I was on the treadmill the other day for about half an hour and I managed to burn 150 calories. Therefore, drinking this latte is the same as an hour on the treadmill.  I’m not a fitness expert, but that’s what it seems to boil down to.

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The Not-So-Secret Ingredient – Syrup!

If you go to Starbucks often, you’ll notice that they give many of their drinks specific flavors in the form of flavored syrups. So when I mention sugar, I guess I’m talking more about the sugar found in the syrup they squirt into your drink.   You can purchase the Dolce syrup online on the Starbucks site.

Personally, when I buy one of Starbucks syrups I find that I make it nothing like they do in the store, but I also don’t own any fancy equipment.  For my Christmas this year, I might just ask Santa for a really nice home espresso machine so I can actually try to replicate some of my favorite Starbucks drinks.

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I do enjoy this drink, however, I don’t imagine this is an everyday drink for the average person. For a tall latte it’ll set you back $5.00. Which for the everyday coffee drinker it’s just way too expensive. Let us do the math here… 7 x $5.00 = $35.00 a week, which is outrageous…not to mention that your average person doesn’t need the extra calories on a daily basis.  Therefore, this drink I’d say falls more into the “treat” category.  And like I said, I’m not a huge cinnamon fan, but once in a while it hits the spot.  I’d totally buy it again at some point, just not til next pay check!  – Christina

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