The apple of my eye! 🍎☕
Move over PSL, there's a new seasonal drink in town! This year's Starbucks fall menu in Canada features the debut of the Apple Crisp Macchiato and I got a first taste of the brand new beverage to share my honest opinion.
This drink is available starting on August 24 at locations across Canada and will only be around for a limited time — so if you want to try the seasonal menu item, make sure to get it before all the apples are picked and the leaves fall off the trees.
What is the Apple Crisp Macchiato?
The new apple crisp macchiato at Starbucks is made with espresso, steamed milk and a caramelized spiced apple drizzle.
It's available hot and iced so you can sip on it to your heart's content no matter how you like your coffee.
Both versions of the drink can be customized with non-dairy milk.
What's the hot Apple Crisp Macchiato like?
Even before tasting it, I had a feeling the hot Apple Crisp Macchiato was going to be pretty good just based on the aroma. It has an amazing smell that's reminiscent of biting into an apple crisp or apple pie right out of the oven.
There's a great combination of coffee, apple, spices and caramel scents that waft up from the cup and greet you before you take a sip.
While drinking the new beverage, I found that the apple flavour wasn't too overpowering. It was just the right amount of tangy apple, sweet caramel and strong coffee.
This is definitely a must-try in my opinion and if you're like me, it just might become a drink that you'll want to be sipping on all season long.
What's the iced Apple Crisp Macchiato like?
With the iced Apple Crisp Macchiato, there's a hint of the apple and spice aroma.
To get the most out of the drink, give it a stir before taking a sip to get the espresso, milk and drizzle to mix together so that the full flavour is there.
This drink is a bit sweeter than the hot version, possibly because of all the syrupy drizzle that's added to it. As someone who enjoys sweet coffees, this was no hardship for me to endure.
It has a smooth apple and coffee flavour combination and it tastes like having a scoop of ice cream with apple pie.
While both of the drinks are really tasty, the iced Apple Crisp Macchiato just barely edges out the hot one for me.
The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.