Do You Need a Peppermint Mocha? Use This To Decide

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You’re not a Caramel Mocha fan, you’re all Pumpkin Spice Latte’d-out, and the new Chestnut Praline Latte hasn’t yet arrived. What’s a seasonal coffee drink lover to do? Easy — ask yourself one more question: Should you order a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha?

We’ve already gone over why the Peppermint Mocha is way better than the PSL, but just in case you need a refresher, the Peppermint Mocha is officially described as a combination of espresso, steamed milk, mocha sauce, and peppermint-flavored syrup. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, it also somehow manages to make dessert acceptable as a breakfast drink. It may not be the healthiest beverage out there — what specialty coffee drink is? — but as they say: everything in moderation.

So should you get one? Good news! We’ve streamlined the complicated decision-making process that goes into figuring out whether or not you should order a Peppermint Mocha into an easy-to-use Bustle flowchart. Employing incredibly scientific methods (by which we mean we made the whole thing up), we’ll walk you through it, step by step, until you arrive at your conclusion. Of course, there’s really only one answer to the question, and I’m pretty sure you already know what it is. But just in case you don’t, here you go — start at the top left and work your way down. Easy peasy!

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