The Smoked Butterscotch Latte Is The Perfect Boost

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It's a Monday and the day after Valentine's Day, which means you're probably not feeling too ready to take on the world today. But, if anything were going to give you the kick in the pants you need to tackle this week, the news of a brand new Starbucks drink is sure to do the trick — luckily, two new beverages are gracing the Starbucks menu, including the Smoked Butterscotch Latte. But, on a day when we're already dragging, there's only one thing we really need to know — does the Starbucks Smoked Butterscotch Latte have caffeine in it?

But, before we jump into the caffeine content of this new addition, let's focus on something that's equally important — how it tastes. With phrases like "smoked butterscotch," "dash of spice," and "buttery caramel" used to describe the drink, I can only imagine it has a rich, full taste that's sure to bring a certain level of sophistication to my morning routine.

Alright, so level of deliciousness is obviously important. But, let's get to the good stuff, shall we? After all, taste only gets me so far. I need a solid dose of caffeine in order to get me through my week. So, does this Smoked Butterscotch Latte actually contain any caffeine?

Long story short, yes, the Smoked Butterscotch Latte has caffeine in it. Since it's an espresso-based drink, caffeine is basically a necessary component.

But, how much caffeine?

According to Starbucks, ordering a tall (12 fl. oz.) size of this latte will boost you with 75 mg of caffeine. In case that number doesn't mean anything to you, let's do a little comparison. A tall Pike Place Roast will get your morning started off right with 260mg of caffeine. A can of soda, on the other hand, has 29 mg of caffeine. So, this latte lands somewhere between a gentle nudge and a full-blown kick in the pants.

When can you get your hands on this new beverage?

You can order this new taste sensation beginning Feb. 16, making it the perfect post-Valentine's Day treat. It'll be on the menu until March 21, so you have a little more than a month to get your hands on as much smokey, butterscotch deliciousness as you can. Run, don't walk, people!

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