Is there any dessert food that hasn’t yet been turned into a latte or coffee flavor by Starbucks and its competitors? We’re exaggerating only slightly there, but there’s now one more themed item on the menu at Starbucks: the Caramel Flan Latte.
“Flan latte?” you may ask. “How are they going to duplicate the lovely custard texture of flan in a coffee beverage?” As far as we can tell, this new beverage focuses more on the “caramel” than on the “flan”. The whipped cream on top has an extra flan-ish flavor, and then it’s drizzled with more caramel like the real thing.
Reactions to a test version of the latte a year ago ranged from “tastes just like flan” to “meh.”