Starbucks Iced Flat White Review

Like a bad photograph of a dear old friend.

I like the Hot Flat White.

From now on I shall call that “The Good Flat White.”

And yes, I know that Starbucks Flat Whites aren’t real Flat Whites blah blah whatever coffee snobbery etc.

Let’s talk about this drink for a spell.

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It looks like slightly off milk and it tastes like it, too.

I was shocked at the visual consistency of the drink when I grabbed it from the end of the counter. If you asked me to tell you, purely with my eyes, if this cup had any coffee in it…I would reply with a resounding no.

That’s not a great start for a coffee-containing beverage.

Even the most milkshake-like of Starbucks products will usually look like it might contain some coffee.

The Iced Flat White looks like someone just poured some cream and ice in a cup and called it good. It’s totally got coffee in it though…130mg of caffeine worth.

The taste is kind of like a Flat White if it were about 40 percent less good and also had ice in it. It’s enough to remind me that I like the Flat White…and that I’m drinking something else entirely.

I’m two-thirds of the way through drinking this thing now, and it still has that distrubing white milky color to it.

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Past Alex ordered this drink through the Starbucks Mobile App(tm) because he wanted a change of pace. He remembered that he likes Flat Whites, that he hadn’t had one in a while, and that it was hot outside so an iced beverage would be more suitable.

Later tonight, Past Alex and I are going to have a chat.

The Starbucks Iced Flat White is not an amazing beverage. It’s a cold, milky, vaguely coffee-like thing with an aftertaste that reminded me of pretzels that made me keep making this face.

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I didn’t hate it enough to not finish it. But I’m not going to order any more.

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