REVIEW: Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew

Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew Side

What is the Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew?

The newest drink to grace Starbucks’ cold brew lineup pairs regular cold brew coffee with vanilla syrup, and on top is a chocolate cream cold foam.

How is it?

Please don’t hate me for using the abbreviation of a high schooler, but OMG. The new chocolate cold foam is AMAZING. Before trying the drink all together, I uncapped mine to get a taste of the cold foam. This is unlike any other cold foam experience I’ve had at Starbucks. It had a light, whipped consistency like a chocolate mousse and could have easily been eaten alone with a spoon. (Hey Starbucks, can you order a whole cup of only chocolate cold foam? Asking for a friend.) When I gave it a whiff, I picked up malty notes that reminded me of a Whoppers candy, which in my opinion, is an extremely underrated chocolate.

Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew Top

Due to the thickness of the foam, it didn’t sink into the cold brew, which I personally consider a plus. Note that the cold brew itself is nothing out of the ordinary – it’s sweetened simply with some vanilla syrup.

This drink was pretty decadent, and I felt as though I was drinking a dessert rather than my usual morning java. As much as I loved drinking it, I see myself ordering this as a special treat so it remains a novelty I look forward to and enjoy.

Anything else you need to know?

The chocolate cold foam did mask some of the coffee flavor, so if you’re not looking for something super strong but still want the caffeine punch, I highly recommend this.


If you like cold brew and you like chocolate, this is a no-brainer. It’s a great addition as we usher in summer and one I hope remains on the menu for a while.

Purchased Price: $4.75
Size: Tall
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 190 calories, 12 grams of total fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 25 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 20 grams of total sugars, 2 grams of protein, and 145 milligrams of caffeine.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew”

  1. i literally make whipped cream at home with cocoa and the taste is divine, i can tell this will be a hit

  2. Just tried it and it was okay. The foam is nice. Agreed that they should offer like a sidecar option without the coffee.

    The lime bar was a letdown. Tiny square and it was disappointing.

  3. I definitely thought whoppers candy too! I don’t even like whoppers but loved. So decadent but also light. I definitely want a cup of just foam too please haha

  4. I didn’t like it because it’s very much malted chocolate, not just chocolate. The malted scent was especially strong and almost like beer.

  5. So I got curious at first when you mentioned Whoppers and immediately thought “malted milk powder” and then even more curious when multiple commenters echoed signs of malt flavour. Looked up ingredients and yep, they use chocolate malt powder and malt flavour in the cream. Really surprises me that they don’t advertise that in the naming of this because malt can be a love it or hate it taste for many people! Why not just call it what it is? Chocolate malted cream cold brew? Or just leave the malt out to rightfully call it chocolate cream?

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