Last week, I shared a full review of the new Starbucks Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. I love to stop at the various Starbucks drive-throughs around the Bay Area, and they were a total lifesaver in the early days of the pandemic. As a professional photographer, I often leaned on Starbucks as one of the few places open for essential workers in the earliest days, and so I’ve been heading to Starbucks a lot since then.
I always try their new drinks, and I checked out the Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso the day that it launched. Actually, I got one at my local Starbucks within hours of launch! My first impression was that I liked the Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso better. I did head back to Starbucks this weekend to try the new drink again, and I actually liked it better the second time. I still think the vanilla flavor is a bit flat, but on a hot day I can see how the overall drink is quite refreshing.
Here is a web story reviewing the drink.