Yes, this is my FIRST fall Starbucks drink. And it is the:
Salted Caramel Mocha!
This was my first time trying the Salted Caramel and I expected great things. But on this side of the mocha, I can't say it's anything other than ordinary. It tastes like nothing special and I can't say that it has enhanced the feelings of fall. In fact, although you can't taste the salt as a blatant flavor, there's just something in it's flavor that missed the target for me. Perhaps it's the slightly stronger taste of coffee. Despite my great love for Starbucks I do not have a great love for an obtuse coffee flavor. Anyways, I'd give it a 3 on a scale of 1-5. (Hhmm....maybe I should make a little coffee scale and start rating the drinks?)
But as I've said before, pastries cover a multitude of sins and my Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake was just the ticket. :)
So, I'm considering a Coffee Link-up! Anybody interested? Like, take a picture of whatever coffee-ish beverage you might have during the week and then post about in on a Tuesday, with a link-up to me? Is this idea bomb-ish or brilliance? Talk to me, bloganistas!