Starbucks Flavor Syrups – Over 12 Types & Drink Pairing

Let’s be honest: as much as we respect the centuries-old art of coffee making, some modern additions make it much more appealing. Yes, we’re thinking of the Starbucks flavor syrups.

Packing a plethora of flavors in a single bottle, they’re an inescapable part of many drinks at Starbucks. What makes them so special, and how many are there?

Read on to find out.

Topics Explored

  1. What Are Starbucks Flavor Syrups?
  2. How Many Calories Are In Starbucks Syrups?
  3. Starbucks Flavor Syrups
  4. Starbucks Sugar Free Syrup Flavours
  5. What About Liquid Sweeteners?
  6. FAQs

What Are Starbucks Flavor Syrups?

Starbucks flavor syrups are made with three basic ingredients: water, sugar, and flavoring. They come in 12 flavors at the moment.

The syrups are versatile; they’re used to flavor and sweeten hot or iced coffee, tea, and even water.

You can purchase certain Starbucks syrups and use them in your homemade drinks.

Starbucks Flavor Syrups Homemade

How Many Calories Are In Starbucks Flavor Syrups?

The syrup is dispensed using a pump, so calories are counted per pump. 

How much syrup is used in a beverage is measured in pumps. Generally, there are 20 calories in a single pump. Larger drinks contain more pumps, therefore, have more calories. Some seasonal syrups, such as the Irish Cream syrup, contain 40 calories.

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Starbucks Flavor Syrups (12 Types)

Starbucks frequently updates the lists of available syrups. Some were discontinued due to low demand, while others are offered only seasonally. Often, new Starbucks flavor syrups will emerge together with new drinks. Here’s a list of those available currently. 

1. Vanilla Syrup

Vanilla

What Is It:

Vanilla syrup is the most popular syrup with the broadest use. You can find it in almost every flavored drink. Since it’s so popular, it’s always in stock, and you can purchase it for at-home use.

Used In:

Caramel Macchiato, Blonde Vanilla Latte, London Fog Latte, Vanilla Crème

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

2. Brown Sugar Syrup

What Is It:

Brown sugar syrup is popularly used in boba drinks, but it’s also a part of Starbucks shaken espresso drinks. It has a deep brown sugar flavor, like molasses.

Used In:

Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 10 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 3 grams

3. Hazelnut Syrup

Hazelnut

What Is It:

The hazelnut syrup is sweet, nutty, and goes well with most milk-based drinks. It gives hints of chocolate but nothing too overwhelming. It’s available for purchase if you wish to replicate the Starbucks hazelnut latte at home.

Used In:

Hazelnut Latte, Hazelnut Bianco Latte

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

4. Toffee Nut

What Is It:

Toffee Nut tastes like caramel and hazelnut blended together. Although we’re not sure if you can achieve this flavor by manually blending the two syrups. This one goes perfectly well in a latte or cappuccino.

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

5. Caramel Syrup

Caramel

What Is It:

Caramel is the second most popular syrup. It has a sweet buttery taste that goes well with lattes and macchiatos. You can also purchase it to complement your favorite homemade drinks.

Used In:

Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew, Caramel Frappuccino

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 10 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 3 grams

6. Irish Cream Syrup

What Is It:

The Irish Cream syrup incorporates vanilla and chocolate notes along with some nuttiness. Unfortunately, there aren’t any whiskey notes. It goes surprisingly well with iced drinks or a hot mocha.

Used In:

Irish Cream Cold Brew

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 40 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 10 grams

7. Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

Cinnamon Stick

What Is It:

The Cinnamon Dolce is a fall flavor that goes well with hot coffees. Just like regular cinnamon, it pairs well with apple flavor. It also works perfectly with the crowd’s favorite pumpkin drinks.

Used In:

Cinnamon Dolce Latte, Cinnamon Dolce Crème, Caramel Apple Spice

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

8. Sugar Cookie Syrup

What Is It:

This syrup is called Sugar Cookie because it tastes exactly like one. It’s like taking a bite out of a freshly baked cookie – buttery, sweet and comforting. This festive syrup goes great with lattes.

Used In:

Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte, Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Frappuccino, Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Crème Frappuccino

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

9. Peppermint Syrup

Peppermint

What Is It:

The Peppermint syrup is available all through the year, but it’s most popular during the holidays. It adds a minty kick to your beverage. As with all peppermint flavors, it pairs well with mocha and chocolate drinks.

Used In:

Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint White Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

10. Apple Brown Sugar Syrup

What Is It:

This syrup is the ultimate fall flavor. It’s a combination of freshly baked apple pie and warming spices. Apple-flavored coffee might sound strange, but the syrup is balanced and not overpowering.

Used In:

Apple Crisp Macchiato, Apple Crisp Frappuccino, Apple Crisp Crème Frappuccino

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

11. Raspberry Syrup

Raspberry

What Is It:

You might be surprised by the raspberry syrup since Starbucks removed the red dye, so it’s actually clear. It’s the least popular syrup and is rumored to be on the chopping block due to low demand.

Used In:

Cotton Candy Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

12. Chestnut Praline Syrup

What Is It:

Chestnut Praline is another sweet, nutty syrup in the lineup, but it’s more creamy and toasty. To make every drink taste like dessert, add some of the syrup and top it with whipped cream.

Used In:

Chestnut Praline Latte, Chestnut Praline Frappuccino, Chestnut Praline Crème Frappuccino

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

Starbucks Sugar-Free Syrup Flavors

If you don’t like the high-calorie count, go for the Starbucks sugar-free syrup flavors. They have 0 calories and 0 sugar.

Sugar in Cup

At the moment, the only sugar-free syrup is vanilla flavor, although some locations seasonally offer sugar-free hazelnut and caramel. You can also get them for home use.


What About Liquid Sweeteners?

When it comes to sweetening your coffee, liquid sweeteners just work better. Especially in iced drinks, sugar takes ages to dissolve. Sauces clump up and stick to the cup.

Syrups come with flavors, but sometimes you’re not looking to add flavor, just sweetness. Starbucks now carries three liquid sweeteners.

1. Classic Syrup

Starbucks Flavor Syrups (Classic Syrup)

The classic is exactly what the name tells you – no flavor, just plain syrup. It only adds sweetness to the drink without altering the original flavor. You can purchase it on Amazon or directly from a Starbucks location that carries it.

Ingredients:

Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid

Used In:

  • Iced Coffee with Milk
  • Iced Shaken Espresso

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

2. Cane Sugar

Starbucks Flavor Syrups (Cane Sugar)

The classic is exactly what the name tells you – no flavor, just plain syrup. It only adds The Cane sugar syrup is mainly used to sweeten iced teas as it’s not overwhelmingly sugary. It has a deeper flavor, similar to brown sugar, but it’s less sweet compared to regular syrups.

Used In:

  • Iced Teas

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

3. Honey Blend

Starbucks Flavor Syrups (Honey Blend)

The Honey Blend is the newest addition to the liquid sweeteners. As you might guess, it has sharp honey notes that are usually paired with oat milk and almond drinks.

Ingredients:

Honey, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid

Used In:

  • Iced Coffee
  • Strawberry Crème Frappuccino
  • Royal English
  • Breakfast Tea Latte

Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories (1 pump): ~ 20 calories
  • Sugar: ~ 5 grams

Final Word On Starbucks Flavor Syrups

Starbucks Flavor Syrups

The Starbucks flavor syrups are a handy option to add something extra to your boring cup of coffee. They give you the freedom to explore and come up with flavorful combinations.

The list of syrups is constantly changing based on the season and country. Therefore, it’s impossible to list all of the options here. It’s best to speak to your barista and ask for the available options.


FAQ

Where are Starbucks syrups sold?

If you’re looking to try the flavor syrups at home, your best bet is to visit a Starbucks location nearby. Ask what they can sell you at the moment. You can also try Walmart and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. And lastly, go online. Starbucks has an Amazon storefront, so you can search for the available flavors.

What flavor is Starbucks Classic Syrup?

The classic syrup is the Starbucks version of the simple syrup. Sometimes it’s called a sweetener instead of syrup because it’s not flavored. It’s used to sweeten the drinks without modifying the taste. But don’t confuse it with Starbucks At Home syrups. They come in 3 classic syrup flavors: vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut.

Did Starbucks discontinue their raspberry syrup?

Despite the rumors, the Raspberry syrup is still available. However, you can’t purchase it for home use. It’s not included in many drinks off the menu, but you can experiment and add it to any beverages. It tastes great in iced teas but not as fitting in hot coffees.

Are Starbucks syrups sweetened?

All Starbucks syrups are sweetened despite the sugar-free versions. Each pump has, on average, 5 grams of sugar. Irish Cream syrup has the most sugar with 10 grams per pump, while Caramel and Brown Sugar have 3 grams per pump. Sadly the sugar-free options are very limited and vary depending on location.