A taste of nostalgia has arrived at Caribou Coffee shops, which launched three new malt-flavored drinks on Thursday.
Minnesota's most popular coffee chain said its new menu options will "evoke memories of tall glass treats at the ice cream shop counter."
The coffee-malt drinks will be available in Caribous for a limited-time run.
Here's a look at the options:
- Malted Mocha – Described as a "drinkable malted milk ball," it sees espresso and malted milk powder added to milk chocolate chips and melted into steamed milk. This is then topped off with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
- Malted Mocha Cooler – A cold treat that's a blend of malt, chocolate chips, coffee and ice.
- Iced or Hot Malted Crafted Press – A dash of malted milk powder is added to Caribou's Crafted Press. "Just as nostalgic as a malt, but a little less indulgent."
Also being added to the Caribou menu for a limited time is a "Ham & Swiss Double Egg Sandwich," which comprises two fried eggs, Swiss cheese, and smoked ham on an Einstein Bros. Asiago bagel.
Caribou's VP of Marketing and Product Innovation Jenifer Hagness says the new malt options helps Caribou stand out from a crowded coffee market.
"Our malt beverages are like nothing out there," she said. "Our guests love variety and that’s why we’re always researching, testing and of course tasting new and exciting flavors."