This Is Starbucks' Most Underrated Menu Item

With 30,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the largest coffee shop chain in the world. In fact, in the United States alone there are over 15,000 stores, and if you walk along a city block, you would be hard pressed not to pass one. Starbucks and its mythical mermaid logo are seemingly everywhere (per Insider). The whole coffee drinking experience at Starbucks is built around customized drinks that keep loyal customers coming back for their morning or afternoon tall, grande, and venti caffeine pick-me-up of choice. Providing customers the opportunity to personalize their favorite brew or concoction has resulted in the behemoth earning over $26.5 billion in revenue in 2019. Quite the chunk of change if you ask us.

Over their nearly 50 years of serving up coffeehouse creations to delight and satiate coffee drinkers, Starbucks has been a pioneering innovator, dazzling us with Unicorn Frappuccinos, secret menu options, and, of course the beloved pumpkin spice latte that has taken over fall coffee season. But not every menu item at Starbucks gets the same love and marketing attention, and there is one drink that is so underrated, you might not even realize you can order it. What is it?

London Fog Latte is most underrated Starbucks drink

The most underrated menu item at Starbucks is a drink that is probably so far off your radar, you don't even know it's there. However, once you know it exists, it might become your new go-to. The London Fog Latte is seriously a must-try beverage. This tea-based latte is described as having essence of citrus and lavender coupled with vanilla syrup, steamed milk, and the classic flavor from Earl Grey tea (via Starbucks). This creation is believed to hail from Vancouver, per Eat North and as its popularity caught on, Starbucks added the London Fog Latte to its menu offerings. 

A writer at Society 19 calls this sweet drink "super" underrated, and says it is "low key one of the most delicious drinks on the menu," while another reviewer from Healthy Happy Life noted that sometimes this drink might not be prepared properly which can lead to a "gloomy" London Fog experience. However, when it's done correctly, it makes all the difference. 

Still, this is not a traditional coffee drink and can easily be overlooked. Just note a grande will provide you with 40 milligrams of caffeine so you have the giddy-up your morning needs. Not to mention, the aromatics of this beverage are like no other drink. You can even add a dash of salt to your London Fog Latte to enhance the sweet with a little savory (via My Goodness Kitchen). So, the next time you are trying to decide what to order at Starbucks, try the London Fog Latte. You will be glad you did.