Starbucks VIA® Latte Vanilla Latte
I was excited for an instant coffee product that did not require steamed milk to be enjoyed at the office.
I purchased the Vanilla Latte and the Latte Caffe Mocha and found both flavors to be underwhelming.
March 4, 2014
Not a fan
This is just too much like the homemade mixes back in the ages where dairy creamer was mixed with cocoa or instant coffee. Not very tasty with a cloying artificial aftertaste to it.
March 1, 2014
I bought a box of the Via Vanilla Latte and Via Mocha from my local Starbucks. I thought that either would be better than the gross coffee at my office. NO. I don't even know how these got through product development. The smell alone is so gross, but the taste is supremely repulsive for both. They don't remotely taste like a vanilla latte or mocha. Perhaps my expectations were too high since I absolutely love the Via Peppermint Mocha. That one is made with milk and maybe that is the difference. I will never buy the Via Vanilla Latte or Mocha packs again. If you are on the fence, take my word for it and save the money.
February 24, 2014
Warm moments coffee
Rich, flavorful, and delightful. Makes a wonderful reward at the end of a long day. Sweet, but not too sweet..
February 21, 2014
best instant coffee option
I've probably had a trillion Sbux vanilla lattes in my lifetime and I know (and love) that taste better than just about anything. I've also hated just about every kind of VIA I've tried so far -- the ones that are supposed to be coffee taste burnt and bitter and unhappy. I tried this Vanilla VIA expecting similar disappointment, but actually, it really is the next best thing to the real deal.
It really does taste milky and coffee-y and vanilla-y, and I do feel the caffeine kick in (yay) (which says something because I always get my real ones with an extra shot). It's delicious, reminds you of the real thing, isn't bitter, and best of all, my wallet isn't weeping.
Another perk -- at least the packets are consistent. Depending on the barista, there's always a bit of variance in handcrafted lattes... the good ones are SO GOOD but you can always tell when someone has let the espresso sit a little too long.
Anyway I'm super excited I can enjoy vanilla lattes now without the guilt of dropping almost $5 for a single drink.
February 20, 2014