McCafe Peppermint Mocha: A Useless Review

It’s that time of year again when MacDonald’s McCafe is putting out their holiday Peppermint Mocha. As March gets the Shamrock Shake, the cold month of December (and presently end of November) get the hot holiday promotion. The MacDonalds near by has a special for Peppermint Mocha *Any Size $2.00 and yes, I got the Large.* Starbucks can suck that!

So how is it?

At first impression, there is not much of a peppermint aroma. I’m more accustomed to taking the first sip of any latte and getting just a touch of flavoring in the scent, but this one had almost none at all. The first sip was fine, and it definitely tastes sweet, which is excellent for a holiday mocha. Mine was topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup as well.

Overall, there is just not enough of the peppermint flavor. It’s very faint, and it is a tease more than anything. Now allow me to include the corniest euphemism possible; there was no holiday cheer!

The whipped cream and chocolate syrup were almost an essential for the image, and they made it sweeter. That part I didn’t really mind, but it lacked flavor all around. It was sweet, and that’s it. I couldn’t even differentiate between the chocolate sweetness from the syrup and any other form of sugar that was combined in the cup.

If you’re looking for a sweet coffee drink, this one is for you. I am glad I tried it; however, I won’t get one again.

What is the best latte you’ve ever had?


Have you had a McRib sandwich yet? It looks really American by the way.


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