“The smoky flavor balances the subtle sweetness of the butterscotch,” said Christal Canzler, whose team develops new handcrafted espresso beverages for Starbucks. “It acts as a savory ingredient that enhances the coffee.”
Many Harry Potter fans are comparing the sweet latte to the popular butterbeer drink mentioned in J.K. Rowling's series.
Most people responded to the drink positively, saying Starbucks' rendition of the butterscotch beverage is spot on with what they imagined.
Others compared the latte to Rowlings' creation, saying the drink was tasty but not similar to what butterbeer probably tastes like.
Overall, the response to the new drink is generally positive, but Starbucks lovers and Harry Potter fans should remember one thing: no matter how similar you think the smoked butterscotch latte tastes like butterbeer, you should probably order it using Starbucks' signature name.