Changing leaves, cool breezes, sweater weather, pumpkin and…warm graham crackers? That’s what Starbucks is going for with its first new fall drink in four years, the Toasted Graham Latte. Though it may never reach the star status of the PSL (it doesn’t have its own Twitter account, for example), we found that the Toasted Graham can hold its own pretty well in the fall beverage lineup.
Starbucks describes the latte on its website as “milk and cookies all grown up,” where “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.”
My first impression upon taking a sip was, “Yeah, this tastes like a delicious liquid graham cracker.” The latte has the warm, spice-laden flavors that we’ve come to expect from fall drinks, and brings to mind making s’mores around a bonfire or eating cinnamon-y cereal before school. It’s a comforting flavor that takes you back to childhood while letting you look like a real adult who drinks coffee.
But don’t pay too much attention to Starbucks’ claim that this is a “less sweet perfect treat.” A Grande weighs in at 300 calories and 40 grams of sugar—better than our beloved PSL, but not exactly a health food.
What do you think of the new drink?