Starbucks Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato Review

I didn’t order a Skinny Caramel Macchiato.

But that’s what I got. So here we are then. Together, on the internet. Maybe you have your own coffee right now. Or perhaps you’re on or near a toilet, but thinking of getting some coffee.

Here are some words about this coffee.

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I could tell right away that the color was wrong. This was not my typical Skinny Iced Mocha. It was much too creamy. This has happened before, but sometimes it’s just that they put my label on the wrong drink, or mine is still coming.

I spent a moment awkwardly staring at the barista dude and then I shouted “Thank you!” and took the drink.

Some people might have chosen to be stupid and rude at this point, but I’m always game for random coffee adventures.

My theory is that they saw the word “Moch” on this label, and that it looked an awful lot like the abbreviation “Mach.”

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Which it does.

Kind of seems like Starbucks should change these abbreviations, huh?

The Iced Skinny Macchiato is an Iced Caramel Macchiato, but with less fun. It’s pleasant-tasting, and very smooth, with only a hint of bitter coffee and some pleasant caramel notes.

But that’s about it. There’s nothing remarkable here. It’s like a fake coffee consumed by a character in the background of a television show.

It’s neither as good as the regular, more sugary and fatty Caramel Macchiato, nor as scrumptious as the somehow-less-caloric Iced Coconut Mocha Macchiato.

The Iced CocoMoMac is probably the One True Choice in the world of Macchiatos.

Now I’m imagining a fantasy setting called “The World of Macchiatos.”

It’s better than the drink I ordered on my mobile app, and also twice as caloric. But it’s okay. I’ll just have to type extra hard for the rest of the day in order to make up for it.

Guys the N key on my keyboard is sticking. I’ve already complained about it on Twitter, and now this sticky scourge is worming its way into the end of this article as well. I have a 2016 MacBook, and it has those “magical” new Butterfly switches.

I actually really like the Butterfly Switches(tm)…but if even the tiniest bit of dust gets stuck under them, they freak the f out and decide not to show up to work.

There are only two solutions to this problem:

  1. Use a can of air to blast the keys until the offending particle flies out. Since I’m at a coffee shop, all I have is this computer and some Audio-Technica wireless headphones. I guess I could run over and grab some coffee from the counter and dump that in the keyboard, but that’d suck on a number of levels.
  2. Keep typing and smashing on the key until the offending particle flies out. Come on little guy you can do it.

Anyway the Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato is fine. It’s the most fine coffee I’ve ever had here. It’s mostly gone now, and it tastes kind of like nothing.

I should have just ordered that coconut one.

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