The New Starbucks Drink Is Just Like a Dessert

written by / June 1, 2022
The New Starbucks Drink Is Just Like a Dessert

Starbucks recently released the newest addition to their beverage list — Chocolate Cream Cold Brew. According to Starbucks officials, the drink is crafted to make you recall the sweet memories of past summers. 

The new beverage features Starbucks’s famous cold brew, vanilla syrup, and chocolate-creme flavored cold foam. But it also contains chocolate malt powder, milk, and sunflower oil. 

In total, it stacks 250 kcal — the equivalent of 38 cocktail shrimps.

Given that average Americans drink about 3.1 coffee cups per day, if they were to replace black coffee with Starbucks’ Chocolate Cream Cold Brew, they’d get a whopping 750 additional calories a day.

Furthermore, Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew contains 28 g (around four teaspoons) of sugar and 14 g of fats (9 g of which are saturated fats). Therefore, nutritionists warn that the drink is closer to a dessert than it is to a daily cup of coffee.  

Regular intake of such high-calorie drinks will certainly make you gain weight and put you on the path of developing diabetes — the seventh leading cause of death in the US. 

This beverage is also extremely rich in sugar and low in protein, which makes it rapidly cause a spike in your blood sugar. Such quick blood sugar levels disruption will give you a quick boost that’ll last for a while. 

However, it’ll also quickly leave you more exhausted than before you sipped the drink after the initial effects wear off. 

Regardless, this drinkable treat is already gaining popularity among Starbucks customers, especially on social media. 

Marija Kovachevska is a content writer at, Biochemist and Activist. After obtaining her BSc in Biochemistry and Physiology she changed her microscope for content research tools and continued researching in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Communication. Her insatiable curiosity flare drove her to become a “content scientist writer” as she likes to say. Reality fascinates her and facts and statistics are a must-have feature in her articles. Fluent in English and French, she is a volunteer and communication associate for several non-profit organizations. French culture and handcrafting are her passion, but in her free time, she indulges in long walks and traveling, or as she likes to say “experiencing the inexperienced.”