Whilst in Starbucks recently I was determined to try the new Maple Macchiato I've seen advertised everywhere. Alas, they were out of stock, so I had to make do with the caramel version instead. Booo!
It's described as "Freshly steamed milk with vanilla-flavored syrup, marked with espresso and finished with caramel sauce".
The coffee was just what I needed at the time; a milky, sweet pick-me-up with a subtle boost of espresso for energy. The caramel sauce added a touch of luxury, however I felt it needed something extra to jazz it up a bit. As nice as it was, it got a bit lost in all the milk. Perhaps a dollop of cream or some real caramel pieces might have improved it a bit.
Overall, this is a nice drink and perfect if you want a light energy boost, but it isn't the height of luxury. I'm still hoping to try the Maple Macchiato!
RATING: 7 out of 10.