At the risk of sounding opinionated, I must say that cold-brewed coffee is the best! So when I was Christmas shopping in Target, I had to snag up this Chameleon Peppermint Mocha Oat Milk Latte, even though I had no plans to buy edible products that day. (I also snagged some hot chocolate without milk in the ingredients, how rare!) Speaking of which, did I mention that This cold-brew is also non-dairy (vegan)?
Holiday flavors are so much fun. Chameleon also has a Pumpkin Spice Oat Milk Latte but that’s not what I wanted. But maybe it’s what I should have gotten. I’ll explain…
The texture of this Oat Milk Latte is creamy and smooth, just how it should be. And the texture is the best thing about it.
As for the flavor… well, I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth in the world but this was just not sweet at all, even for me.
At first taste, the word sour came to my mind. Yikes!
Coffee has a naturally bitter flavor profile anyway so it’s not that I don’t expect that flavor to come through. But come on- one of the best things about cold-brewed coffee is that the natural bitterness is cut down dramatically based on the preparation technique.
It’s like when I order a cold-brewed coffee at a drink shop and they give me an iced coffee instead. I can tell the difference.
Before I sound too harsh, you should know this about me – I’ve loved coffee since before I was in the double-digit age range. I still drink it a lot, too. It’s to the point that I have headaches if I sleep too late and don’t have a morning cup of coffee before my morning shower.
Coffee is my thing. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. I am meeting up with someone and I stop for coffee on the way, I’ll always offer to get that person a cup too, just in case they want some.
I really should cut back some, now that I think about it. Those headaches are NO JOKE and really suck.
Anyway, all that being said, next time I purchase Chameleon Oat Milk Lattes again, I’ll probably buy an additional non-dairy creamer to go with it. But, you can be 100% sure that I will finish this bottle within the next 24-28 hours. It’s 4 servings in the bottle so that’s not too excessive but it also reflects on this problem with all cold-brewed coffee in general.
As this article comes to a close, I hope I haven’t been too harsh on the Chameleon Peppermint Mocha. Perhaps the peppermint flavor is missing but THE CAFFIENE IS NOT MISSING.
9oz of this latte fueled this entire post. So, since the flavor is not my favorite, I do have respect for this drink for actually containing a hefty amount of caffeine.