In an unprecedented move that is kind of freaking us out because we definitely had a dream a couple of months ago about waiting in line at a coffeeshop with all these young hipsters in leather boots and cheese-print denim ordering mozzarella macchiatos and cheddar lattes, Starbucks has added a potentially polarizing new syrup to their flavor-injector lineup: Cheese.
An Australian barista posted a photo of the concoction yesterday on Reddit, and reactions so far are mixed:
I want to try this!!!! I love cheese
OH sweet lord who would drink that. WHY IS THIS EVEN A THING?
SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS!
one nacho bell grande latte please
I’m grossed out and intrigued at the same time.
Of course, upon a bare minimum of cursory research it was revealed to us that “Cheese syrup” really means “CheeseCAKE syrup,” specifically meant as a component of the new Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino. Which is disappointing—Cheese and hot chocolate is a thing in Colombia, and we were sure this was gonna be the next big coffeehouse trend that was gonna elevate the dairy treat we love and adore every day of the week. Alas, we’ll just have to wait, cross our fingers, and subtly pressure Peet’s to step up their game.