We Tried The New Juniper Latte From Starbucks So You Don’t Have To
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Headed to Starbucks?
Starbucks just added a new Juniper Latte beverage to their holiday line-up… and if you like pine-like flavors with citrus undertones and notes of sage, this might be the drink for you!
This new Starbucks drink has their signature espresso, steamed milk, and is mixed with juniper syrup and notes of sage – topped with foam and a dusting of pine-citrus sugar. Sounds fun for the holidays, right? 🎄
Well, if you can imagine a Christmas tree mixed with the clean citrus scents of Pine-Sol, you’ll get the gist of the new Juniper Latte! 🎄😳 Unfortunately, we were not fans. 🙅🏼♀️
In fact, one of my sidekicks, Amber, actually ventured over to Starbucks this morning to test out this new Juniper Latte beverage, and here’s what she thought…
“Amber here, one of Collin’s Hip2Save Sidekicks! As y’all know, we work remotely so sometimes I like to work from Starbucks a day or two a week to just change up the scenery (and also get out of my PJ’s!). Anywhoo, this morning we were all chit-chatting about this new Juniper Latte at Starbucks as some of us were thinking it would be good and some of us said “eww” right off the bat! That being said, I went ahead and taste tested the latte this morning so we could get the real scoop.
Drumroll… I (personally) do NOT think it’s good AT ALL! It tastes like warmed up Pine-Sol. Ew! 🤢 It’s bad from the first sip until the aftertaste! I would (personally) not recommend it, especially if you’re spending $5 on a cup of coffee! It also does not even have a pretty appearance, as you can see from the pictures. And my Starbuck barista friends even made it the prettiest they could for me 🙄. Conclusion – go for the other seasonal drinks!!!”
Still curious about what this seasonal drink tastes like?
Don’t forget that if you snagged one of these reusable Holiday Cups from a previous promotion, you can save 50¢ off ANY handcrafted holiday beverage after 2pm through January 7th, 2019 – including the new Juniper Latte!
Celebrating a birthday? You can even try it for FREE on your actual birthday if you’re a Starbucks Rewards member!