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25 Nov 2011, Comments (2)

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Biscotti

Author: Healthnuttxo

Who’s obsessed with Starbucks!?!

meeeeeeeee.

I’m definitely guilty of going to Starbucks every week (err, day) to get my caffeine fix. What’s a girl to do when she has to do 8 million things in one day and needs caffeine to keep her going? It HAS to taste good and Starbucks does coffee right. Perfect in fact. So yummy.

Anyway, I got a caramel frappuccino and saw the Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Biscotti waiting at the counter. Oh, Starbucks, you are so sly. Not only am I spending over 5 dollars for a drink, now I am spending additional money on a biscotti that I probably don’t need. But, I saw it, it looked interesting, and well, I bought it. I. Am. An. Impulse. Buyer.

Moving on,

Here’s what it looked like.

There were three “layers” of the biscotti. A white layer on top with some sort of drizzled frosting, a middle thin brown layer, and a bottom layer that was frosted. The top layer tasted like a plain biscotti, nothing special. Crunchy, with a tad bit of vanilla flavor in it. The middle layer was also relatively bland, but had more of a coffee flavor to it. The bottom layer, my favorite, was sweet and had a coffee/caramel flavor to it, as well as being slightly softer than the rest of the layers as it had the frosting on it.

I wouldn’t say this biscotti was amazing, but it was ok. It was crunchy as a biscotti should be. I probably would have liked it better had the whole thing been frosted rather than just the bottom, just because I think without the frosting the biscotti would have been rather boring and bland. A good dunking-in-your coffee kind of cookie, but I also bought this with a frozen drink so that was a tad difficult (FAIL!!)

Overall, I would skip this biscotti. It probably wasn’t worth the additional 170 calories, as it was kind of small and lacked amazing flavor. If you want an amazing treat for around the same number of calories, I HIGHLY suggest this product I reviewed in the past. SO. GOOD!

I also don’t think this was worth the 15 grams of sugar and 3.5 grams of saturated fat. Really?? Where did THAT come from!?! So overall, 2 stars

1 Biscotti is 170 calories, 6 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein.

7 May 2011, Comments (5)

Starbucks Salted Caramel Sweet Square

Author: Healthnuttxo

Yesterday was a long day.  A super fun, but loooooong day. So, on my way home, I wanted something sweet as a little pick-me-up. I stopped by Starbucks, and this Salted Caramel Sweet Square  popped out to me. It looked really tasty, so I bought it at $1.50.

It’s not huge, but moderately sized. I would estimate half the size of my palm, in square form. I found it to be the perfect size because it was very rich and very sweet (read- very delicious!), so it was just right.

On the bottom, was a crumby, graham cracker/pie crust like layer. On top of that, was I believe some pretzels held together in a sticky substance, and then a chocolate-caramel layer on top. The chocolate-caramel layer was very smooth, sort of like frosting. Predominantly, the name was right on.  Salted Caramel Sweet Square is a perfect name for this bar. It was SALTY, sweet, and had a delicious caramel/chocolate flavor.  I couldn’t get over how delicious it was, and although I thought I would have wanted another one since it was small, I was satisfied with one because the flavors were really intense, and really delicious.

Overall, 4 1/2 stars. I  cannot give this 5 stars since it’s probably not the healthiest thing (and has 6 grams of saturated fat!), but in moderation, so yummy and so worth it. I would certainly get it again.

What’s your favorite treat from Starbucks?

1 square is 190 calories, 11 grams of fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

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