I've got to admit, I was a little surprised that the new Salted Caramel Mocha at Starbucks actually contained sizable grains of salt. Ones big enough to crunch! The catch? They disappear in less than a minute.
You order a salted caramel mocha. (You feel the people around you in line sizing you up for doing so.) It's topped with whipped cream, a predictably sugary caramel drizzle, and: hey, there they are! Salt crystals. It's a little unexpected. And frankly, when you get a little salty crunch against the (too) sweet caramel, it's a pretty tasty moment.