Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Starbucks Cake Pops

216. The Starbucks "Cake Pops". Have you tried one yet? I did recently and must say it was an expensive disappointment.
I went into the coffee shop for my favorite Grande/black/bold roast coffee and on occasion will enjoy a red velvet cupcake, lemon or pumpkin pound cake or a scone. But in place of these sweet delights...there were cake pops. So I figured, I'll try one and bring it home for a tasting test with my daughter.
The cake pop was the Tiramisu flavored pop with a coffee bean on top. The sign stated these babies are "Perfectly sized bites of delight for under 200 calories."
So, we broke it open...we inspected the texture of the coating. It was white chocolate-like but it seemed to have some type of additive such as Crisco, to help the chocolate not to be hard.
My daughter took the first piece and chewed it...I waited...and said, "What do you think?"
She just said it was "weird".
So, I took a piece. Chewed it. The texture was wet, grainy and odd. It was weird...I tasted the white coating first and then a slight coffee flavor, but the texture was just...well...weird! It was like nothing I've ever tasted before. It didn't taste like cake or tiramisu!
We both agreed, the cake pop looked better than it tasted. The best part was the coffee bean on top. Which in fact was not a real coffee bean but a coffee flavored candy shaped to look like a coffee bean.

I'm sorry Starbucks...but we want you to bring back the red velvet cupcakes, maple scones, cranberry bars and other cupcakes. These miniature treats are small, expensive and lacking in flavor. And the red velvet whoopie pies are just blah!!!

Save your $$ and go to your local bakery for goodies instead. I give the "Starbucks Tiramisu Cake Pop" a Zero out of 10 being the best. It was an epic fail.

"Coffee will always be the core of what we do. So many companies have made mistakes by
not sticking to their knitting and they start believing their own press.
That's not going to be us." (I hope so! )
~Howard Shultz


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Esther said...

You should contract to sell your baked goods at Starbucks. I am sure your baked goods would be much better than anything Starbucks has to offer!


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