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Is the Starbucks Cherry Mocha amazing or an abomination?

Love is in the air and so is the smell of coffee. Starbucks is here to add to the rose-tinted month with a new menu addition: the cherry mocha. The chain unveiled the sweet treat in 2018, and while some coffee-drinkers found the beverage to be delicious, others thought it tasted just like cherry medicine. Fans of chocolate-covered cherries can't wait to get their hands on the festive mocha–complete with pink sprinkles–while others won't touch it. Is the cherry mocha amazing or disgusting?

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Starbucks is the authority on seasonal drinks. Its fall-themed pumpkin spice latte has become a cultural staple. Who is to blame the chain for trying it's hand at a love-themed beverage? 

The cherry mocha first hit stores in 2018, and it's making a comeback in 2019. But fans have to be quick; the cherry mocha will only be available until Valentine's Day, giving coffee-drinkers just a week to get their hand on the sweet treat. 

According to Refinery29

To create this beverage, candied cherry syrup and mocha sauce are melted into Starbucks Signature Espresso — or Blonde Espresso, if you've requested the substitute. Then, steamed milk is added, and the drink gets a swirl of whipped cream. Finally, the cup is finished off with with a dusting of sugar and cocoa Valentine’s sprinkles. The end result tastes like a cherry cordial in liquid form.

Imagine sipping on a warm (or cold) cup of chocolate-covered cherries. Nothing says love like rich espresso, creamy chocolate and fresh cherries can.

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But maybe there's a reason Starbucks is only unveiling the love-themed new drink for only a week. Last year's reviews were not entirely positive.

It's rare to find cherry flavoring in anything outside of Shirley Temples and cough syrup. As a result, artificial cherry flavoring plagues many millennials, as it tastes universally of cherry cough medicine. 

Who among us has forgotten that moment of staring down the tiny plastic cup filled with red, sticky liquid. You accept your fate, pinch your nose, and learn to knock back the meds like a shot. No one on this earth wants to repeat that experience with fancy latte. 

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Even some Starbucks employees agree:

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Is the Starbucks Cherry Mocha amazing or an abomination?
#LoveCherryMocha
A festive crown for the winner
#ItsCherryMedicine