Starbucks fans, you’re in for an unexpected treat! The popular coffee chain has just announced the return of their fan-favorite seasonal beverage, the Smoked Butterscotch Latte, which is back for its third winter in a row.
“Our signature espresso mingles with notes of smoked, sweet butterscotch in this warm latte treat,” Starbucks shared, calling the beverage “the perfect antidote to chilly, winter days.”
This warm and tasty latte is crafted with a sweet and savory blend of espresso, steamed milk, the signature smoked butterscotch sauce, and a pinch of smoky butterscotch sugar dusted on top. Honestly, after all this waiting for its grand return, it sounds more delicious than ever.
Harry Potter fans have taken an extra special liking to this beverage, as many have previously compared the taste to the wizarding world’s staple delicacy, butterbeer. (Served up in muggle land at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter.)
A spokesperson for Starbucks actually addressed the likeness, explaining, “the SBL may remind you of a certain magical beverage, but this one requires no wizardry (and no risk of confusing your favorite barista). It’s the perfect companion for when you need a little extra warmth on cold days, and just a hint of buttery caramel.”
Participating Starbucks locations are already carrying the Smoked Butterscotch Latte now.
But the chain has not yet announced when the limited-edition product will be taken off the menu for the season. So make sure to pick one up now if you are craving a dose of butterscotch.— Scarlett Price