Being an engineer at UBC means one thing I’m close to- Starbucks. It is extremely convenient (but terrible for the wallet) to have a Starbucks store in the building where I have most of my classes. One of my favourite drinks is the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.
Some people have not heard of this drink before- it used to be on their menu last year but they took it off. I tried this last year when I got tired of drinking lattes.
“Steamed milk, mocha sauce, toffee nut and vanilla syrups, topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel sauce and a mixture of turbinado sugar and sea salt.”
The topping of sea salt on the whip cream is different and it adds a whole new experience in enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. Today I ordered a tall Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Extra Caramel Drizzle. (I know, I’m a bit of a glutton.)
So happy they added so much whipped cream as well! It is a bit sweet, so if you don’t have a sweet tooth- you have been forewarned. When the whipped cream melts into the drink, you will start to taste a stronger salt flavour at the bottom of the cup. My drink got to room temperature fairly quickly, so next time I’ll remember to ask for it to be made extra hot as well.
I assure you, sea salt + chocolate is a very delicious combo. If you are daring, go get one today!