Starbucks Toasted Graham latte is trying to capture the same fall senses to make this drink crave-able when the sweaters come out. Since this is their first new fall drink in four years, its clear a considerable amount of research and probably way too much science have gone in to this thing to really hone in on triggering an emotion response.
When I tried this drink I was really underwhelmed by the flavor. I really just tasted a lot of creaminess and a lot of sweetness. This is strange since the very short marketing blurb on the Starbucks website says:
Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less sweet perfect treat.
I definitely did not get less sweet, but I did get less flavor for sure. The barista asked if I would like whipped cream and I said yes because I try to get everything “as is” for reviews. This probably added to the overwhelming sweetness and the complete creaminess. I barely even really tasted much coffee.
I consider the toasted graham latte to be a sophomore slump and would much rather stick with the PSL. On top of this drink not really doing it for me from a flavor perspective, its pretty bad from a nutritional perspective with 31g of Sugar.