Starbucks is known for a variety of desserts, including cake pops. These sweet treats are popular as snacks on the go and there is a large variety of types and flavors available. So, What kind of cake pops does Starbucks have?
Have you ever had a strong craving for something sweet in the middle of the day? Well, I have. During my daily runs to Starbucks, this craving hit me like a truck as I made my midday coffee order. I took a quick glimpse at the bakery goods menu and I discovered cake pops. I saw a list of the kind of cake pops available on the Starbucks menu, and they included earth cake pop, birthday cake pop, chocolate cake pop, frosted donut cake pop, and more.
I had heard of them, but I had never tasted them, therefore I decided that that would be the day I try it. I ordered the birthday cake pop. Even though it wasn’t my birthday, I was feeling festive so I went for it. First off, it was so cute that I didn’t want to eat it. More so, it was delicious from the first bite to the last and it gave me the sugar rush I craved. If you’ve ever been curious about these Starbucks cake pops, I wrote this article all about them.
What flavors are the cake pops at Starbucks?
There’s a large variety of cake pops available at Starbucks. Some of them are on the permanent menu and are available all year round, while some of them are only found during particular seasons.
Some of the kinds of cake pops that are available at Starbucks include;
- Earth Cake pop
- Unicorn Cake pop
- Chocolate Cake pop
- Peppermint Brownie Cake pop
- Strawberry Cake pop
- Tiramisu Cake pop
- Frosted Donut Cake pop
- Rocky Road Cake pop
- Birthday Cake pop
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake pop
- Red Velvet Cake pop
- Fox Cake pop
The cake used to make the cake pops come in a variety of flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. The cake is then coated with a variety of coating, such as icing and chocolate, which further creates more flavors. They also come in different shapes, colors and designs. They also have different decorations.
How much is a cake pop cost at Starbucks?
The cost of a single cake pop at Starbucks ranges from $1.95 to $2.45. You could also buy a dozen at about $30.
Do Starbucks cake pops have red dye?
Yes, they do. In 2012, vegan and vegetarian Starbucks customers were outraged when they found out that Starbucks used Cochineal extract, which is harvested from insects called Dactylophius coccus. These insects produce a vibrant red color when crushed.
After this outrage, Starbucks decided to switch to lycopene, which is a tomato-based dye that produces a red color but is vegan-friendly. They use this dye on a variety of their beverages and bakery goods, including cake pops.
Do Starbucks cake pops have egg?
Yes, they do. Eggs are used as ingredients in making the inner cake part of the cake pop. This makes it unsuitable for vegans or vegetarians.
Are Starbucks cake pops healthy?
No, they are not. They are better taken as an occasional sweet treat or snack. They also have a long list of ingredients that are not healthy.
They contain 150 to 180 total calories, 12 to 18 grams of added sugar, 7 to 9 grams of fat, and about 23 grams of carbohydrates. These numbers vary because each cake pop has different ingredients, flavorings, and decorations with varying nutritional values.
They have a lot of sugar, a whopping 18 grams. This is contributed by sugar in both the cake and the coating. It is recommended that an adult male take a maximum of 36 grams of added sugar daily and an adult female takes 25 grams of added sugar daily. Having a cake pop places you closer to your daily limit quite fast.
They also contain other ingredients such as enriched wheat flour and soybean oil, which would cause lifestyle diseases when consumed excessively.
How to order a cake pop at Starbucks
A cake pop can be ordered from Starbucks just like any beverage or pastry. You can either go in person to the Starbucks store or use the drive-thru if you’re in your car. Simply state the order and the barista will get it for you.
You can also take advantage of the various convenient ways to order Starbucks avails. For example, you can use the Starbucks app or the official website to order. You could also use the curbside pickup or even order from your apple watch or fit bit watch if you are on the go.
Since some cake pops are seasonal, it’s important to confirm with the barista or refer to the menu online if a particular cake pop is available in that season before ordering.
What is the pink cake pop called at Starbucks?
It is called the Birthday Cake pop.
Does Starbucks have strawberry cake pops?
Yes, they do. They have a strawberry cake pop that is strawberry cake, dipped in white chocolate flavored coating and decorated to look like a real strawberry. It is available only during the summer.
What is the Fox cake pop at Starbucks?
It is a seasonal cake pop available during autumn. It is simply a soft vanilla cake with orange-colored chocolate icing and a cute fox-face design.
Why are Starbucks cake pops so expensive?
Starbucks cake pops cost more than most bakery goods. This is because they are not made within Starbucks like other bakery goods, but are outsourced from elsewhere. These costs accumulate and therefore the cake pops end up being more expensive.
Are Starbucks cake pops available all year round?
Yes, they are. But not all. The Birthday Cake pop and the Chocolate Cake pop are the only ones on the permanent menu. The rest of the cake pops are seasonal.
Can you customize cake pops?
No, you cannot. Cake pops come as they are displayed on the menu. They come in different designs and decorations as Starbucks designs them.