October 17, 2016

Starbucks Crème Brulée K-Cups Review

 

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen Starbucks come out with a new flavored coffee, so we were surprised to find these new Starbucks Crème Brulée K-Cups a few weeks ago (we’ll ignore the glaring spelling error on the packaging). We also noticed a new line-up of Starbucks Lattes using K-Cups plus powdered creamer packets while we were shopping but more on those in future reviews. For now, lets see if Starbucks has succeeded in creating a new flavored coffee that actually tastes like the namesake or if we’ll be getting another weak-flavored miss.

Brewing these K-Cups result in an aroma which was spot-on with the real deal. The smoky notes of the coffee helped create subtle burnt sugar notes of the caramelized sugar crackle on top while the vanilla custard aroma was the primary focus and quickly filled the room. Aroma-wise, this is one of the best smelling coffees we’ve seen Starbucks produce to date. Upon first sip, you get the strong burnt sugar flavor up front which gives a caramelized tone and this quickly gives way to subtle vanilla custard flavors hiding underneath. As you work your way through the cup, these 2 flavors blend together to form a fairly close representation of the real thing.

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As hinted above, we didn’t care too much for some of Starbucks’ previous flavored K-Cups as we found the primary flavors to be either severely muted or overly artificial/chemical tasting, but it would seem they’ve now managed to make flavors which more accurately reflect the namesake on the box. Whatever it is they’re doing, we hope they keep doing it with new flavors in the future. By far, this is one of the best tasting flavored Starbucks K-Cups we’ve had in a while and is now one of our favorites. We don’t see any special markings on the box, so we have no idea if these are part of the permanent line-up or if they’re only around for a limited time.

So, what do we think? Is this one worth checking out?

FINAL VERDICT: Worth it!

We would like to note that we found these K-Cups at a local Target and purchased them on our own for the purpose of this review. Starbucks Crème Brulée K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

We would also like to thank our Single Serve Coffee correspondent SH for writing this review.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at October 17, 2016 7:09 AM
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