Starbucks's New Toasted Graham Latte Takes All the Fun Out of S'mores

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Now that it's fall there's no more roasting marshmallows over the campfire for s'mores. But hold on, s'more lovers, Starbucks just revealed its first new fall espresso flavor in four years: Toasted Graham Latte. Yay! Wait -- should that be a drink, though?

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If you think about it, s'mores are all about texture. There's the gooey, toasted marshmallow, the melty chocolate, and the crunchy graham cracker. Turn it into a drink and it all goes mushy. What is the point of that -- besides jumping on a major food trend?

Here's how Starbucks describes their new coffee flavor: "Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less sweet perfect treat."

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Starbucks, what is the flavor of graham, exactly? When was the last time you ate a plain graham cracker and thought, "You know, this course ground mixture of bran and germ would be amazing in liquid form"? And where is the chocolate? How does it feel to swallow cinnamon graham crumbles? Sounds unpleasantly scratchy. What is this drink even?

Maybe I'm overthinking it.

Anyhoo, it's out there, and I'll probably try it anyway because I can't help myself. I'm morbidly curious. And then I'll remember something very important: Fall isn't keeping s'mores from happening after all because they're on restaurant dessert menus all over town.

 

Images via Starbucks; Arina P Habich/shutterstock

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