What Is Starbucks Classic Syrup

What Is Starbucks Classic Syrup?

Have you ever wondered what is Starbucks classic syrup, what its ingredients are, how it tastes and the nutritional information.

By the time you have finished reading this article, you will know all about Starbucks naturally flavored classic syrup.

Let’s get cracking with this article, starting with…

What Is Starbucks Classic Syrup?

Starbucks classic syrup is the coffee giants all round, all purpose sweetener that is used in a wide variety of their coffee drinks. It is, in essence, liquid sugar and is put in all their iced coffees and teas as well as hot drinks to sweeten them without additional flavor.

You can skip over the use of the classic syrup if you have used flavored syrup.

It is Starbucks own simple syrup.

What Is Starbucks Classic Syrup
Starbucks classic syrup

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What Does Starbucks Classic Syrup Taste Like?

The taste is cleaner, clearer and is simple, as I would describe it as liquid sugar, but it is not quite liquid cane sugar or gives the same taste as regular cane sugar as the molasses are not there. It has a taste more like a liquid flavorless granulated sugar, except it is in liquid form.

It is purposely designed not to taste too much like anything so that it does not interrupt or affect the flavor of their coffee beans and just simply sweetens your coffee.

What Does Starbucks Classic Syrup Taste Like
Starbucks classic syrup is an all-purpose sweetener.

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Classic Syrup Starbucks Ingredients

Basically sugar, and has been described by many as liquid cane sugar by many. It does have more ingredients. According to the label, the ingredients are:

water, sugar, natural flavor, potassium sorbate (E202) as a preservative and citric acid (E330).

The term “natural flavor” is undefined, natural flavor for sugar. I expect it is a generic term as this is on all the labels for their syrups without referring to any particular ingredient.

Classic Syrup Starbucks Ingredients
Sugar, and water the only ingredients.

Starbucks Classic Syrup Nutrients

Every lady wants to keep her figure, and guys, you should help her. Besides, it is good and common sense to know what the nutrient content of what you are putting in your body is.

It had 80 calories per 30g serving, no protein and 20g of carbohydrate. Check the following table for details.

Nutrient  Amount % Of RDA
Calories 80
Carbohydrates 20 grams (19 grams from sugar) 7% (38%)
Protein 0g
Potassium 6 mg 0
Total Fat 0 grams 0%

Classic Syrup Starbucks Recipe – How To Make Classic Syrup

Making your own Starbucks classic syrup at home is literally childs play, it is the easiest thing to make ever!

There are only two ingredients and here, I suggest you use the “Ferrari principle” and get the best possible ingredients.

Water, use the best mineral water you can get. Good quality water will ensure a cleaner better taste.

The other ingredient is sugar. Use the best you can find. White, unrefined granulated sugar. You can make alternatives with brown sugar too, and with coconut sugar if you so wish.

This recipe is made with a ratio of sugar to water of 1.5:1 that is 1.5 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water. Weigh, 1 liter of water use 1.5 kg of sugar. For the imperialists, that is 32 ounces of water and 48 ounces of sugar.

To make a large amount that will last you a very long time.

The method is simple. You just mix the sugar into the water. Some like to make this with cold water. I like to mix it with warm water. There is not much of  a difference in the end product. I feel that you get more sugar mixed in and better.

The purpose is not to boil the water but to gently let it simmer. Then add the granules of sugar slowly and stir. Keep stirring until your sugar is fully dissolved.

Let your solution cool before storing in a glass bottle. A glass bottle is much better as it is healthier due to less xeno estrogens and toxins than plastic.

Looking For A Starbucks Classic Syrup Alternative?

A great alternative to Starbucks classic syrup, other than your homemade version, is Torani. Have a good look at what Torani has on offer.

I like their range of syrups due to having a great range of both sugar free versions of their flavored syrups.

Final Thoughts, Frappé-Ing It All Up, What Is Starbucks Classic Syrup

Starbucks classic syrup is by all means liquid cane sugar designed to be easily soluble in your coffee and not affect its taste as much as what sugar would, allowing you to enjoy the taste and flavor profile of your beans.

You can easily make your own homemade version by using the best water and the best sugar you can find and simply mixing them together in a 1.5:1 sugar to water ration.

Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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