As some of you may know, Starbucks had a deal on petite treats- 2 for $2, (they are normally $1.60 each or $3 for 2.) and I am happy to take advantage of this promo way too much and pretty much sampled whatever I could find, and I decided to write a mini guide based on my opinions on the petite treats.
1) Petite Apple Pie:
I have wrote a previous review on Starbucks petite apple pie, that you can check out here. I still find them delicious and fun to eat. I brought some home to microwave, and I enjoyed it better heated up than at room temperature.
These are easy to get bored of though, so I wouldn’t recommend eating these on a frequent basis. I also wish there was more cinnamon zing to it. I guess when I try the same thing over and over again, I get a better idea how good it is. (I still think McDonald’s 2 for $1.39 pies are tastier.) These are probably typical, premade pies sitting in boxes and just put on display every day. Superstore sells giant apple pies for $5.
2) Petite Cherry Pie:
I normally don’t eat any other pies either than apple pies, so this little treat was a little surprise! It was not too sweet and I was worried it’d taste like cough medicine cherries, but it wasn’t. I still like the apple pie better.
Both pies are very dough-y.
3) Caramel Salted Square
Tip: Don’t microwave it for 2o seconds if you brought it home and put it in the fridge. Mine completely melted after attempting to heat it up :(.
Other than that, this is one of my other favourite treats. I like the “saltiness” combination with sweet treats, and this takes the cake! There’s also pecan nuts within the square. Sadly, these are tiny and I can stuff the whole thing in my mouth if I tried. It might be a bit too salty to others, so you are warned! Unfortunately, I have to eat these slowly, because I feel like it gives me a sore throat.
4) Chocolate Whoopie Pie
I have had the red velvet pie before, and I found it fairly delicous. (I couldn’t find any during the promotion period.) This chocolate whoopie pie was introduced after the red velvet. I didn’t know what to expect of this pie, since I didn’t know if it was like a cake…or more of a donut. Or a cream puff?
After eating it, I concluded it is like an oreo cakester, with a heavier price tag. The cream was a bit too much, and I tasted more cream than chocolate.
5) Raspberry Truffle Cake Pop
I apologize for the terrible focus on the picture. I was somewhat walking and the sunshine was in my face and I didn’t know how blurred the picture was until I was inside. And I was really hungry when I bought it so, so I quickly snapped a picture of it and ate it. Sorry for being hungry.
This cake pop was recommended by angelandthings. I didn’t know what to expect, since I don’t eat chocolate truffles in general. I think it’s dark chocolate on the outside, and I love dark chocolate! I like the sharp bitterness of the chocolate, and it tasted great with the raspberry flavour. Despite my skepticism with chocolate desserts, this petite pop was a lot better than I expected.
6) Birthday Cake Pop
Too vanilla and too sweet for my liking. The cake inside was thick and tasted like chewy dough, and the pink coating on the outside was a bit of an overkill. I felt like this destroyed the enamel of my teeth.
7) Tiramisu Cake Pop
I love eating tiramisu and tiramisu inspired treats (such as the Godiva tiramisu chocolate bars – those are practically worth killing for.) so I had to get one of these. This is my second time having this.
Inside the cake pop is the “tiramisu” part, and the cake is brown and you get a decent tiramisu flavour that’s not too sweet or too dull. I quite enjoy it, even though it’s not actual tiramisu. However, it is kind of mushy, like chewing on seaweed for a long period of time (the texture, not taste) but that goes for all the cake pops. The coffee bean on the top is a nice touch.
The last time I had a cake pop was when Starbucks had a promo – buy a tall drink and get a free cake pop. Complaints about the cake pops:
- Not very “fresh” tasting
- The coating on the outside is thick and sweet, and the insides are too mushy.
These cake pops aren’t anything to be running after for, and I wouldn’t buy these unless there was a promotion and I was craving something sweet. I definitely would not stomach anything bigger than the cake pops Starbucks sells. I prefer the salted square or apple pie.
Here are my favourite drinks to go with petite treats:
- soy chai tea latte
- soy toffee nut latte
Starbucks sure knows how to milk money off people. Happy eating!