I was recently sent a voucher to review the new Starbucks Oats & Nutella cookie. It was launched ahead of World Nutella Day on February 5th, but clearly that date has long gone. Still, any day can be Nutella Day, right? Anyways, this cookie is pretty much exactly what it says, an oat cookie filled with a dollop of Nutella. Sounds good, right? Well, yes it is.
While you can't go wrong with a regular, crunchier cookie, I've always been a fan of the oat version. This one is no exception. It's soft and chewy, with a great oaty texture. What's more is it has that signature hint of cinnamon that adds a nice bit of spice and warmth. Even based on that alone it would be a good cookie, but the Nutella inside elevates it to another level. It's a thick, goopy helping of chocolate hazelnut goodness, and it works brilliantly with the oats to deliver a tasty, filling cookie experience. I don't normally delve into the baked goods at Starbucks, but I'd certainly be tempted to buy this again. At £1.89 (eat in store) it may seem a bit steep, but it sure is worth it.
I was also sent a little recipe for a Starbucks "Nutella coffee", which I gladly handed over to the barista in search of a fully rounded Nutella experience. If you want to go for one yourself, just pop in and ask for this:
· Tall Cafe Misto (filter coffee with plenty of hot milk)
· Add Mocha Syrup (1/2 pump tall)
· Add Hazelnut Syrup (1/2 pump tall)
· Add a few drops of caramel drizzle
The result is that divine looking coffee up there. A smooth, milky drink with nice deep chocolate and hazelnut tones. I may have been given more than a few drops of the caramel drizzle, but I didn't mind, it just added to the sweet silkiness of the coffee, and I certainly left the place feeling all Nutella'd out. So pop down to Starbucks and indulge yourself.
My rating: 5/5