Hello chocolate lovers! I'm Rachel, a very lucky partner on the beverage team who loves chocolate and has had the good fortune to work on our new Starbucks® Signature Hot Chocolate. We've heard your requests for a richer, more chocolaty, European style hot chocolate and if you (like me) have those "I need chocolate" moments, this will satisfy that chocolate craving.
Four unique cocoa powders and indulgent cocoa butter give the beverage its smooth & creamy texture with a decadent & sophisticated chocolate flavor.
Some of you expressed a wish for hazelnut or caramel hot chocolate...you can personalize your Starbucks® Signature Hot Chocolate with any of our flavored syrups (for those of you who blogged about Mexican chocolate, try adding Cinnamon Dolce syrup). For a limited time we'll be making a very special Salted Caramel Starbucks® Signature Hot Chocolate topped with caramel sauce and a blend of French sea salt & Hawaiian turbinado sugar...salty & sweet and unbelievably decadent.
Are you drooling yet?
The Starbucks® Signature Hot Chocolate will be in our US and Canadian stores starting September 30 (we've been offering it in our international markets for a few years now). Whenever we sample it here in our Seattle office, the chocolate brings a big smile to everyone's face. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!