Sunday, March 13, 2011
There is nothing small about Starbucks Petites
Everyone knows I love coffee. In fact I love it so very much that I carry the unofficial title of "Coffee Whore." I start every morning with a double espresso and follow it up a couple of hours later with an Iced Mocha...And, sometimes another espresso. Occasionally, I have a small cup at home in the afternoon. Shut Up, Don't Judge Me!!! I quit smoking, I quit drinking and I quit other illegal substances, so I will drink as much coffee as I want dammit!
Errrrrm, I apologize the large amounts of caffeine sometimes make me a little edgy and obnoxious...
Sooooo anyway I really enjoy coffee, and I love, Love, LOVE Starbucks coffee. I have a Starbucks just about every day. It's not that I don't enjoy other coffees, in fact Peet's Major Dickason's blend is my abso fav of all time. But, as much as people complain about a Starbucks on every corner the truth is that there IS a Starbucks on every corner. I know where they are, I know the best times to go and I feel like family when the barista's greet me by name, so Starbucks is the choice of this over caffinated blogger.
As much as I love Starbucks coffee I generally don't eat the food at Starbucks, I have found that the "food" is generally like eating cardboard, flavorless and dry. However, the sweets at Starbucks are pretty tasty treats and thier latest offerings really hit the mark for me. Starbucks Petites are bite sized desserts but they are not small on appeal or flavor.
The above picture is of a few of the new treats; clockwise from bottom left is carrot cake,salted caramel bar, lemon square and a rocky road cake pop. The entire menu includes cake pops in three flavors (tiramisu, birthday cake and rocky road) and tiny cakes such as lemon, red velvet, carrot and a few regional flavors all of which run $1.50 each with a second treat for only $1.00
I really enjoyed all of these petite treats, but lemme tell ya the salted caramel was absolutely divine! The cake pop was much like a brownie which I am NOT complaining about, I loved it. The lemon was good, but not the best ever and the carrot was tasty, light and sweet. I enjoyed these enough to want to try other flavors and I think the concept is brilliant because I often just want a small bite of sweet when I enjoy my coffee.
Take it from this over caffeinated, sarcastic Coffee Whore, Starbucks petites are small in size, small in price and big on flavor and smiles.