Starbucks Skinny Hot Chocolate Review

It’s like a real hot chocolate with a third of the taste…and a third of the calories.

It’s Saturday, so I’m reviewing another beverage for some reason.

Today it’s the Starbucks Skinny Hot Chocolate. It’s like a regular hot chocolate, but with skim milk, light syrup, and no whipped cream.

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These hot drink cups don’t photograph as well as the cold ones. I promise there’s some amount of Skinny Hot Chocolate in there.

Depending on how fun you find various sweet foods… you might think this drink has no fun in it.

I get that hot chocolate is delicious.

It’s the cold weather holiday tradition that’s also available whenever. But deliciousness often comes at the price of calories.

Frequently Starbucks will remove the calories from something to try and make it more appealing. Sometimes this goes well, and results in those new Tea Infusions.

Other times you get the Skinny Hot Chocolate.

This is a beverage I don’t really like, but I’ve had several of them.

It’s like a below-average day at work.

It tastes like some hot skim milk with some vague hints of chocolate, or something that used to be chocolate. It’s not bad, but it’s the absolute bare minimum that something could be and still call itself “hot chocolate.”

I will probably keep drinking them on those days where I want hot chocolate but don’t want 400 sudden liquid calories. But outside of that it has limited usefulness.

Again, with those tea infusions I’d happily recommend them over many of the standard/earlier teas. Starbucks figured out how to make something like the old teas but with fewer calories. Like Coke Zero, but with more fruit and less weird sweeteners.

But this hot chocolate is just kind of a warm inoffensive thing you could drink, but probably wouldn’t ever want to.

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