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McDonalds McCafe Caramel Mocha Review Including Cost and Nutrition

Cari Jean resides in North Dakota, where she works as a freelance writer and blogs at Faith's Mom's Blog.


The Caramel Mocha is McDonald's newest addition to their family of popular espresso drinks, which are part of the McCafe product line. It arrives in perfect time for the holiday season and as part of their promotion for all of their espresso drinks, they have been using the marketing slogan, Share the Joy.

This new drink is made with sweet caramel, rich chocolate and smooth espresso topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.

My Review

As soon as I saw the sign promoting their Caramel Mocha, I knew I had to try it. I am a fan of McCafe's espresso drinks and I had a feeling their newest drink would not disappoint.

From my first hot sip, I was hooked. I tasted the strong chocolate mocha flavor with a hint of caramel and thought it really was the perfect blend of espresso, chocolate and caramel. The whip on top with a little bit of caramel drizzle added the perfect touch.

Now, I must say that as I neared the end of the drink the caramel taste got stronger and stronger and it became so sweet that I couldn't finish the last few drops. This however, will not deter me from ordering another one.

**** I would give the McCafe Caramel Mocha a 4 out of 5 stars!


Typically, the Caramel Mocha at McDonald's McCafe sells for:

  • 12 oz. - $2.29
  • 16 oz. - $2.79
  • 20 oz. - $3.19

Nutrition Facts for McCafe Caramel Mocha (made with whole milk)

SizeCaloriesSugars (g)Total Fat (g)Caffeine Conent (mg)

Small - 12 oz.  


31 g 

11 g

109 mg

Medium - 16 oz.  


38 g  

12 g

145 mg

Large - 20 oz.  


46 g 

14 g

181 mg

Be sure to check out my other hub which compares the nutrition values and the costs of popular espresso drinks at Starbucks and McDonald's McCafe.

By the way, what do you think of the McCafe Caramel Mocha?

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Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on July 08, 2012:

lalalaga - you are welcome!

lalalaga on July 08, 2012:

k awesome thanks for the prices

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Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on January 17, 2012:

Betsy - thanks for your comment. I can see how you say it is too sweet - it is definitely sweeter than the Starbucks version. I have not tied to peppermint mocha as I really don't like that flavor but then again it if tasted like they left out the peppermint I might like it!

Betsy on January 16, 2012:

I tried one of the new caramel mocha's today and was waaaay too sweet and couldn't tell there was any coffee in it. I ordered a medium and drank just a few sips as I didn't like all the sweetness. Also tried a peppermint mocha several weeks ago and it's like they left out the peppermint.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 15, 2011:

harleigh - wow - I've never heard it put that way before! Thanks for the comment.

harleigh on September 12, 2011:

they are so good like little birds going down my throat

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 17, 2011:

HAexpressions - thanks for stopping by!

HAexpressions on June 16, 2011:

Cari Jean thanks for a wonderful review!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on February 09, 2011:

gleekedoutt - I guess it has a sweeter taste to it than coffee. I would say the iced mocha tastes more like coffee than the caramel mocha. I would say if you don't like coffee you might not like the caramel mocha. Hope this helps!

gleekedoutt on February 08, 2011:

Hello. I was just wondering if the drink tasted like coffee. i'm not sure if anyone will understand, but I tried the iced mocha and hated it. Too strong and reminded me too much of coffee and I hate coffee. Is it similar to that?

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on February 06, 2011:

b4murray - thanks for your comment. I like the other McDonald's drinks as well - one of my faves is their hazelnut iced coffee. So much cheaper than Starbucks!

b4murray from Massachusetts on February 05, 2011:

Good hub.I also found this drink too sweet... But I do like some of Mcdonalds other drinks,and it saves you $$$,compared to other coffee places

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on January 28, 2011:

vocalcoach - thanks for your cute comment! Good luck with the Dr. Oz thing!

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on January 28, 2011:

Cari - I'm trying to forget how delicious the Caramel Mocha is as I am a "Dr. Oz" follower. :) Good hub and I am rating it a delicious "up". Thanks Cari.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on January 17, 2011:

CollB - you are welcome! The Caramel Mocha really is a nice drink and a real treat!

CollB on January 17, 2011:

Thank you for posting this hub. I'll be referring back to this hub when I want a really nice cup of coffee!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 28, 2010:

Madison22 - Glad my hub was helpful!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 28, 2010:

oceansunsets - thanks so much for your comment. It is a little sweet, esp. at the end but I still love it!

Madison from NYC on December 26, 2010:

Fantastic hub! full of great information. Thank you.:)

Paula from The Midwest, USA on December 24, 2010:

Cari, I recently got one of these Caramel Mochas...It was a long day at work, and I needed a pick me up. It was really good, though very sweet. Luckily I like sweet, and it definitely had a good "strength" to the coffee part of it. I would recommend people try it too.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 21, 2010:

Hello, hello - so glad you will be able to get it over there in England!

Hello, hello, from London, UK on December 21, 2010:

This combination sounds perfect. I must try it. Thank you for your tip.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 21, 2010:

bettybarnesb - Thanks for your comment. Be blessed as well and Merry Christmas!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 21, 2010:

drpastorcarlotta - Thanks so much for your vote!

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 21, 2010:

coffeesnob - you are welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

bettybarnesb on December 20, 2010:

Hey Cari that look so good. Great hub. Be blessed.

Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC on December 20, 2010:

What wonderful info. you give us! Thank you! I voted useful on your Hub!!!

coffeesnob on December 20, 2010:

sounds too good..thanks for your review

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 20, 2010:

dallas93444 - sounds good to me! Thanks for your comment.

Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 20, 2010:

Pamela - don't you hate it when that happens!! Thanks for your comment.

Dallas W Thompson from Bakersfield, CA on December 18, 2010:

Caramel Mocha on the house. Drinks for everyone! Flag up! and Useful...

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 17, 2010:

Cari, Here I am trying to be on this healthy diet and when I saw that advertised I had to try it and it is delicious. Your hub is spot on.

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