It's time to tell you all about my Chantico Experience at Starbucks. Well, experiences, actually.
That's right, in the interest of journalistic integrity and fact checking and whatnot, I had a few of those Chanticos.
Then, afterward, I realize THEY HAVE 390 CALORIES! AND 20 GRAMS OF FAT! AND 50 CARBS!
That's, um, not healthy. So, is it worth it? If you're a chocolate lover (I am), the answer is YES. Absolutely. It's like hot chocolate but so much richer and smoother and with an amazing depth of flavor. And it doesn't have that powedery-from-a-mix taste you get with most hot chocolate. If you've ever tried Mexican Hot Chocolate, I think it's very comparable. Most importantly, it's delicious.
Is it a substitute for your everyday coffee beverage? I don't think that would be a healthy choice.
But as an occasional sweet treat, I think it's better than most other desserts, especially in the winter.
By the way, want to know how I managed to have multiple Chantico Experiences? I've gone to all 4 of the Starbucks in my neighborhood and had free samples. Hey, I'm a P.D., you expect me to pay $3 for hot chocolate? Anyway, the samples were a decent size, probably a few ounces (the drink is only sold in a 6 oz. - I guess even Starbucks recognizes that you shouldn't drink too much Chantico), so I definitely had enough to get a reliable sample.
Aah, the things I go through for my blog readers.