Posted: Feb 07, 2013 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM)
Of the two flavored varieties of Starbucks Iced Coffee that we sampled, the vanilla flavor was our preferred variety. Unlike the Caramel flavor, which seemed to increase the scalded flavor of the drink, the Vanilla addition enhances the product in a positive way, adding another layer of indulgence to the product for just 10 more calories. The vanilla also helps reduce the bitterness of the drink, which is definitely a plus. However, we think that they could do a lot more with the packaging, which, like the other flavors, has two labels and doesn’t do a great job of integrating the flavor with the core logo. That said, we think that this is a nice start, but it does not feel like a finished product yet.