Starbucks had a promotion a while back for the launch of their Petite snacks, offering each customer a free Petite of their choice with a drink purchase. Of course I jumped on the chance to try out these little treats!
My first Petite was the red velvet whoopie pie (above). As you can see, they aren't kidding about the "Petite"-ness, as the whoopie pie isn't much bigger than the Starbucks logo on the bag, haha. For a little afternoon snack though, it was the perfect size and level of cuteness. One thing I could do without is the red frosting drizzle on top, as this got stuck to my fingers and it looked like I had stigmata, ha.
On my second trip, I knew I had to try one of the cake pops. Thanks largely to Bakerella and her amazing cake pops, seems like more and more of these are popping up in stores everywhere!
I have to say I was pretty impressed with the packaging for the cake pops. They were placed into a cube, pop-side down, with a sleeve that fit over that cube with a space on the top for the stick portion to fit into. No worries about smushed cake pops here- v. clever!
I tried out the Tiramisu cake pop, which consists of: Vanilla cake and Starbucks coffee with vanilla icing, dipped in mocha flavored chocolaty coating, with a chocolate coffee bean.
Loved the idea of this. The chocolate coffee bean on top is super cute and the cake pop smelled like sweet coffee, mmm. Taste-wise, it was good, but really really really sweet. Like "I can feel a cavity forming" sweet. For about 2 bites worth, it sure packed a sugarbomb punch. But, for 70 calories, this will definitely squash your afternoon sugar cravings, and you could definitely do a lot worse.
Overall I like the idea of these Petites- a little something sweet to go with your latte, always a good thing!