Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: Starbucks Skinny Caramel Mocha

Yes, you read that right. Starbucks has brought back the "skinny" (AKA sugar free, fat free) mocha. A few years ago they had it, and frankly, it was awful. So, when I saw they brought it back (introduced in their holiday peppermint mocha) I was weary, but willing to give it a go.

I'm not a peppermint fan, so I asked the barista to substitute sugar free caramel syrup for the peppermint in the skinny peppermint mocha, thus creating a skinny caramel mocha.

Ok. Smell - yummy. Good sign. I took a sip.... ooooooh, yum. SO awesomely good I mean, they must have really worked hard on this one, because it is outstanding. Very similar tasting to the normal mocha. The stats are as follows:

Skinny Peppermint Mocha: 100cals 1gr fat 13gr carbs 3gr fiber 10gr protein

In contrast:
Salted Caramel Mocha: 220cals 2gr fat 47gr carbs <1gr fiber 10gr protein

This doesn't even take into account how much sugar you are saving.

In all, I was a very happy camper this morning. Although, it's still a habit that has to be broken, because as we all know, it's still an expensive morning ritual!

ETA: The stats above for the drinks are for the "Tall" size... if you go bigger, be prepared for more calories... honestly, I think the "Tall" is just right!


  1. Ohhh....that sounds good. If I can work in those calories I might have to try it!


  2. I have to always remind my Starbucks that Skinny means fat free milk, not the 2 %. I have to watch them like a hawk.