Pumpkin spice lattes, move over, because Starbucks’ Dark Barrel Latte — a new stout-flavored coffee drink rumored to be in the testing stages — is already starting to collect some buzz. A latte that tastes like beer? Sigh. There are a lot of perks to living in New York, but being one of the privileged customers who gets to taste test products for Starbucks is sadly not one of them. I'm not saying Starbucks should hire me as a taste tester, but I am saying that I would be great at it. My palate is incredibly refined and sophisticated (those greasy pizza boxes and empty beer bottles in my trash were planted, I swear!).
Starbucks, if you are listening, I have so many suggestions for you!!!! (Sorry for the exclamation points — too much coffee.) I can think of all sorts of flavors you should make to follow up that tasty stout latte. Oh, and before you go, pat yourselves on the back for those chocolate croissants you sell. They get a 10 out of 10, would buy again.
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Peanut Butter Mochas
Starbucks, we’ve been in a relationship for quite some time. I think it’s time we exchanged those three special words: peanut butter mocha.
Forget pumpkin spice lattes, the perfect fall drink is obviously s’mores flavored.
Nutella Spice Latte
Nutella has a bigger following than One Direction (probably), so it only makes sense to team up.
No, not a wine latte or a wine Frapp — just some straight up wine. Am I right?
Candy Apple Frappuccino
Halloween is coming up, which means it is the perfect time to get candy apples any way you can. I’m visualizing a Frappuccino-style drink, but I’m open to anything, Starbucks.
[Any Ben and Jerry's flavor] Frappuccino
I think this is what they call a “milkshake,” but I don’t care. A Ben and Jerry’s-Starbucks coffee combo would be the new, ultimate post-break up food.
Blueberry Pie Latte
Nothing screams comfort like a blueberry pie. Until I can order one in a cup, this recipe from A Beautiful Mess will have to do.
Image: A Beautiful Mess
Apple Cinnamon Donut Latte
While we are at it, let’s turn this classic dessert from Joy The Baker into a drink too.
Image: Joy The Baker
Hey, Starbucks. I come to you every morning anyway, I might as well get my breakfast all in one grande cup. Or maybe a venti if I want two eggs. Does this sound gross? Well, it was just an idea.