26 Jan, 2009

Starbucks - Caramel Macchiato Truffles

Posted by: Michael In: Truffles

Starbucks: Caramel Macchiato Truffles

I’m not a big coffee drinker, though I do like the taste of coffee when it’s sweetened or mixed in with other things, like chocolate. I also like Starbucks, though I’m still somewhat bitter over the discontinuation of the Chantico, a chocolate drink which – if you weren’t fortunate enough to try it – was essentially just liquefied dark chocolate. It was pretty great.

So I had somewhat high hopes for this Starbucks-branded chocolate, despite the fact that it is a Hershey product (which isn’t mentioned anywhere on the box). Not that I have anything against Hershey, but the last Hershey-made chocolate truffle I had was pretty mediocre.

The first thing you notice when you eat one of these is the fairly strong coffee flavour. I guess that shouldn’t be surprising, given that this has been released by a coffee shop, but I was expecting the coffee taste to be a bit milder. So that was a pleasant surprise. The next thing you notice is how crazy sweet it is; I just reviewed the Cadbury Creme Egg, and I think this might just be equally sweet, which is ridiculous. It also has the same fake-truffle, peanut butter-like consistency as the Cacao Reserve truffles, which is unfortunate.

These Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Truffles are probably slightly better than the Cacao Reserve ones, thanks to the coffee taste – but it definitely seems to me that Hershey should leave truffle-making to other chocolate makers, as they just can’t seem to get it right.

2.5 out of 4

Manufactured by: Hershey
Calories (2 truffles, 23 g): 130

1 Response to "Starbucks - Caramel Macchiato Truffles"

1 | Elena

November 21st, 2015 at 12:47 am


Claire - Andrea, we are so glad that you found us! It’s always great to meet peolpe with connections to both food and design. Your website and photographs are beautiful, and the cupcakes look delicious! We will definitely be trying out some of the recipes. Thanks!

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