I was sent some McCafe coupons to try out the line of speciality espresso-based coffees available at McDonald’s across Canada. Those who know me, know that I LOVE coffee. It runs through my veins alongside my blood, I’m sure. I love to brew my own coffee, and I am a sucker for the high-end coffee shop’s offerings. Since our daughter loves the PlayPlace at McDonald’s, Hubby and I packed her up this evening and went out to try some of the drinks.
At first, hubby and I got a Caramel Latte and a Mocha (I wanted to try the new Peppermint Mocha, but sadly our store was out). We shared both and hubby stole all the whipped cream off the mocha and vouched that it was indeed real whipped cream, one of his favourite foods. The Caramel Latte was well made and had a good balance of steamed milk and espresso. I really didn’t care for the flavours though, and neither did my husband. Neither of us found the Mocha to have a true chocolate flavour and the caramel flavour left an odd taste in my mouth… something I haven’t had with the other caramel syrups I’ve tried.
Seeing that our issue was with the flavours and not the other aspects of the drinks, I also ordered a cappuccino, another one of my favourite orders elsewhere. The cappuccino was good and the ratio of espresso/milk/foam was on the wet side, but tasty nonetheless. I would absolutely get another cappuccino in the future when we go to play, or I’ll try an Americano, but I’ll be staying clear of the flavoured McCafe offerings.
Oh, and I can vouch for a nice caffeine level, because after testing three, I’m certainly full of energy… something every Mom can use!
I received free product to test to be able to provide review, but my opinions, as always, are just that… mine.