20 of the All-Time Tastiest Starbucks’ Syrups

Starbucks has reigned supreme over all over coffee shops for decades upon decades, continuously gaining popularity since the initial founding of the company back in the early seventies.

Since the opening of the first branch, there have been hundreds of thousands of new beverages being added to the menu.

Some of them stay as permanent items, while others come and go throughout the year.

20 of the All-Time Tastiest Starbucks’ Syrups

While coffee and milk are the staple ingredients of most of Starbucks’ beverage, we cannot forget the ingredient that ties the whole product together: the syrup.

In this article, we have listed 20 of the all-time tastiest Starbucks syrups… at least, in our opinions.

Some of these products have been discontinued over the years, while others have remained on the menu for many years.

So, let’s get into it.

Here are 20 of the all-time tastiest Starbucks syrups.

1. Classic

The syrup that is the most mysterious of them all, but is probably utilized the most out of the 20 listed, comes first on this list. 

Of course, we’re referring to the Classic syrup from Starbucks.

Essentially, the Classic syrup is a liquid sweetener or type of sugar.

While it lacks a distinctive flavor like the other items on this list, it is mostly employed to sweeten Starbucks beverages, much like sugar would.

It is a simple syrup, but it does its job in adding flavor.

The Classic syrup is used in beverages such as Starbucks’ Iced Coffees and Iced Shaken Espressos.

2. Cinnamon Dolce

The next item is a syrup that, despite its frequent use in Starbucks beverages and its delectable flavor, occasionally goes unnoticed.

Starbucks’ Cinnamon Dolce syrup gives any beverage it is added to overtones of rich brown sugar and smoky cinnamon, making it a fantastic flavor all year round. Essentially, it is a blend of brown sugar and cinnamon.

The Cinnamon Dolce Latte, Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte, and Cinnamon Dolce Crème are just a few of the beverages that feature this remarkable syrup.

3. Sugar Cookie

The Sugar Cookie syrup is the following popular seasonal syrup, and it is still relatively new compared to the other items on this list.

Around the holiday season of 2021, this syrup and the Sugar Cookie Latte were released as the new festive drinks.

It quickly established a following, and as the snow started to melt in January, many people were sad to see it go.

Overall, the syrup has a creamy, sugary flavor with vanilla undertones and a touch of the roasted flavor of golden cookies.

4. Raspberry

This sweet yet tart syrup has been available for a while and is still a favorite among Starbucks customers.

Starbucks Raspberry syrup is a fantastic complement to beverages, giving any warm drink you choose to buy that day an amazing flavor.

It imparts a tart sweetness that can only be obtained by a syrup that has been infused with fruit.

One of the syrups used most frequently in Starbucks’ caffeinated drinks, such as Frappuccinos, macchiatos, and lattes, is the delectable Raspberry syrup.

5. Liquid Cane Sugar

Next, here is a syrup that, while not overpowering in flavor, adds just enough to your caffeinated beverage to make a significant difference.

The liquid cane sugar syrup can be used to sweeten any beverage and tastes exactly like raw sugar.

It doesn’t add a particular flavor, but that is unnecessary because it functions very fine on its own.

Although there are several notable distinctions between this product and the Classic syrup, some Starbucks consumers find it difficult to distinguish between the two.

Compared to Classic, Liquid Cane has a stronger molasses flavor, making it a little less sweet.

6. Honey Blend

A thin syrup that can be used in place of honey is created by mixing honey, water, and other components in the Starbucks Honey Blend syrup.

Due to the added water and other additives, it has a somewhat distinctive flavor compared to conventional honey, but it is much simpler to mix into beverages than sticky honey.

Another relatively recent addition to Starbucks’ collection of syrups, this one has gained popularity among customers rather rapidly.

7. Almond

We will now talk about a syrup that, tragically, Starbucks no longer uses.

We still consider it to be one of the best syrups produced by this brand, so it will be listed on our list.

It should come as no surprise that the Almond syrup gained popularity back in the day.

Unfortunately, Starbucks stopped selling it sometime in 2008, and it hasn’t been available since.

Almond milk is now the closest thing you can use to create a beverage with an almond flavor.

8. Chestnut Praline

No matter what time of year it is, this nutty syrup is the traditional sauce that we all know and adore.

It is undeniable that it hits differently during the holiday season, though.

With traces of butter, and seasonal spices like clove, cinnamon, and ginger, the Chestnut Praline syrup has an overall flavor that is quite similar to roasted chestnuts.

Particularly in the winter, this syrup does a terrific job of warming up our caffeinated beverages.

However, we could drink it in our coffees all year round.

9. Toffee Nut

One of Starbucks’ most popular flavored syrups is the following syrup on our list.

Although it is a seasonal product, many look forward to it every year.

The toasty, creamy, and nutty flavor of Toffee Nut syrup pairs beautifully with the potent and bitter flavors of coffee.

In some ways, it tastes something like salted caramel, but with a nuttier undertone.

We, personally, cannot wait for Christmas to roll back around, just so we can grab a Toffee Nut Latte.

10. Brown Sugar

The next newcomer to the Starbucks syrup market is up.

The Brown Sugar syrup is fairly simple, yet it gets the job done.

This sweet syrup was added to the Starbucks menu for the Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso in the springtime of 2021, and it has remained ever since.

The flavor of the Brown Sugar syrup is similar to that of the classic or liquid cane sugar variants and is reminiscent of molasses. The beverages made with tea and espresso complement this delectable item the best, in our opinions.

11. Peach

Despite how much it was cherished by many, the following item on this list has sadly been retired.

Peach syrup from Starbucks was a sweet, fruity flavoring that went great with iced teas and other drinks.

Even though it didn’t work well with coffee, peach syrup was fantastic in tea-based drinks, imparting a delicate yet sweet flavor that we really miss.

Some of Starbucks’ drinks still contain peach juice, but the company no longer sells the original Peach and Mango syrups at any of its locations.

12. Funnel Cake

The flavor of the Funnel Cake syrup is quite sweet and somewhat reminiscent of the dish it was based on.

The Frappuccino that the funnel cake syrup at Starbucks was designed for, which also includes blended coffee, strawberry purée, whipped cream, and chunks of funnel cake, performs a respectable enough job of sweetening the drink.

Unfortunately, since this syrup is seasonal, we will have to wait months and months before we can consume it.

However, we believe that when they are once again offered on the menu, the syrup will be even more delightful.

13. Apple Brown Sugar

Another relatively recent variety of Starbucks syrup, apple brown sugar syrup, has grown in popularity since its introduction.

The Apple Brown Sugar syrup is ideal for the cooler nights as summer comes to an end because of its flavor profile, which combines caramel, apple pie, and fall spices.

It was created especially to serve as the Apple Crisp Macchiato’s foundation.

As a seasonal syrup, its applications are rather constrained, but if you enjoy drinks with a fall theme, this syrup is unquestionably for you.

14. Irish Cream

The Irish Cream syrup initially appeared at Starbucks in the year 2019. Since it is a seasonal syrup, it should be enjoyed while it is available.

The sweet syrup, together with the frothy vanilla cream and bitter coffee undertones, is mostly used in the Irish Cream Cold Brew.

This has to be one of our favorites among the several seasonal syrups available during the winter.

This syrup does an excellent job at re-creating the flavor of Irish cream, which is always delicious in coffee.

15. Mango

Mango flavors are frequently seen in Starbucks drinks, especially their smoothies and Frappés, which may seem unexpected for a coffee establishment.

One of the most often ordered and consumed syrups on the menu was the mango syrup when it was offered.

Sadly, the mango syrup was also discontinued a few years ago, along with the peach syrup.

Starbucks continues to manufacture mango-flavored drinks using mango juices to fill the vacuum, but the flavor will never be the same without this delicious fruit syrup.

16. Hazelnut

It is safe to say that we go absolutely nuts over this next flavored syrup.

The Hazelnut syrup is the favorite of many, and for very good reason.

It is both sweet and nutty, and goes well with foamy, creamy lattes and cappuccinos.

You obtain a coffee that tastes like Nutella when used in a mocha. Is there anything this syrup can’t achieve?!

In a nutshell, Starbucks’ Hazelnut syrup is definitely one of the brand’s all-time most well-liked syrups.

17. Peppermint

You may feel festive all year long by combining hot beverages with Starbucks’ peppermint syrup.

Even though it is notorious for having a divisive flavor, this minty additive has gained popularity since it first appeared as a permanent syrup a few years ago in a number of nations.

Before being added to Starbucks’ menu year-round, peppermint syrup and all the drinks it was used in were only offered during the Christmas season. Now we get to enjoy it any time we crave it!

18. Pumpkin Spice

Next, despite being only available for a few months each year, we have perhaps one of Starbucks’ most well-known syrups ever.

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is not only one of the most popular seasonal drinks, but also one of the most talked-about drinks year-round.

The excellent syrup is, of course, solely responsible for the flavor.

Containing notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and many other fall spices, this syrup is enough to warm up any beverage.

19. Vanilla

Sometimes, simplicity is key. You don’t always need some big-shot, overly-flavorful syrup to make a beverage taste its best.

Unquestionably, one of the most popular syrup flavors in the world is vanilla.

It pairs well with practically any type of beverage because of its softness and simplicity, and it always tastes fantastic.

Nothing, in our opinion, is cozier or warmer than a warm cup of vanilla latte.

This is a beverage with a flavor that may be savored all year round.

20. Caramel

The outstanding Caramel syrup will round up this list as the final famous Starbucks syrup flavor.

Like vanilla, caramel just seems to go so well with hot drinks (see also ‘11 Fantastic Hot Drinks You Need To Try This Winter‘).

The flavor doesn’t need to be very strong because it functions so effectively on its own.

The foundation syrup for many of the Frappuccino beverages on the Starbucks menu is caramel syrup.

It tastes toasty and creamy, but without the nuttiness of hazelnut syrup, despite the comparisons being made between the two.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Starbucks secret menu real?

Yes, there is a secret menu for Starbucks, just as there is at several other fast food chains around the world.

These secret menu items are not included in the official Starbucks menu… which should be fairly obvious.

That is why they’re a secret.

If you Google ‘Starbucks secret menu’, you will be able to find all the hidden items that you have been missing out on all this time.

What does a Pumpkin Spice Latte taste like?

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is, undeniably, Starbucks’ most Instagrammable beverage of all time.

It is filled with flavors of pumpkin – duh – nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. 

What flavor is Starbucks’ Classic Syrup?

Starbucks’ Classic syrup is, essentially, sugar in a liquid form.

It doesn’t have a specific flavor, like the Vanilla or Hazelnut syrup, and is added to drinks usually to add some sweetness.

If anything, it tastes similar to molasses. 

How many pumps of syrup are put in a Starbucks drink?

Depending on the size of the beverage, or the kind of drink you have ordered, there will be a different number of pumps of syrup added.

Generally speaking, the average flavored Starbucks drink will contain around four pumps of syrup.

Final Thoughts

So, there we have it. Those were our favorite picks for the tastiest syrups from Starbucks of all time.

While some of these syrups are no longer distributed by Starbucks, we can still look back fondly and remember the good times we spent with them.

And, well, we can still enjoy the flavors that still exist. 

Vanilla, Caramel and Hazelnut will, undoubtedly, always be on the Starbucks menu, as they are the staple flavors of most coffees.

If you haven’t tried the others on this list, we strongly advise that you give them a try sometime.

We hope you found this article helpful.

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