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The Drink Showdown: Hot Chocolate

Starbucks vs Dunkin’
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Starbucks and Dunkin’ Hot Chocolate

This week on The Drink Showdown, I tested out Hot Chocolate. This was definitely a fun week, because how different can Hot Chocolate be?


At Starbucks they offer a few variations of Hot Chocolate including Peppermint Hot , Peppermint White Hot Chocolate, and White Hot Chocolate. The sizes include a Kids/Short 8 oz., a Tall 12 oz., a Grande 16 oz., and a Venti 20 oz. The Hot Chocolate was very good and is always a great option to get on a cold day. Starbucks offered the Hot Chocolate at “kids temp” so when I got the drink, it wasn’t too hot to drink. Overall, I would rate this drink a 10/10 as it is hard to mess up Hot Chocolate. 


Dunkin’ offers Hot Chocolate as well. They only offer original Hot Chocolate, but they do also offer it frozen, which is also delicious. Dunkin’ offers a Small which is 10 oz., a Medium that is 14 oz., a Large 20 oz., and an Extra-Large 24 oz. Their Hot Chocolate was just as good as the Starbucks one, but maybe a little sweeter. They do not offer you the option to choose your temperature, but after about 5 minutes, it was perfect. I would also rank this drink a 10/10, because it tasted very similar to the Starbucks one.

Overall, I enjoyed both Hot Chocolates and wouldn’t say one was better than the other. Starbucks is at a higher price point, you can’t go wrong with either of the company’s take on this classic drink, but if you are wanting to save a little money, Dunkin’ is the way to go. 

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Gabby Bobzien
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Hi, my name is Gabby Bobzien and I am a senior! I will be attending USF in the summer to study nursing. I love hanging out with friends and going to the beach!
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