Posing this bottle with the Almond Joy started out as a joke -- we didn't want the Mocha Coconut to feel lonely next to all that s'mores swag -- but it turned out to be a pretty spot-on comparison. (Well, minus the almond part. Our local drugstore didn't have Mounds. SORRY.) The drink has a fairly equal balance of chocolate and coconut flavors, with maybe a slight edge to the coconut, and the coffee is more apparent here than it was in the S'mores Frappuccino. All this gives the Mocha Coconut a more complex flavor profile. We just hope the next batch includes some caramel, so we can purchase bottled Samoa coffee.
Both drinks are pretty much what they claim to be. S'mores literalists might be bummed at the lack of chocolate in that Frappuccino, but it certainly fits in with the Jet Puffed family. Meanwhile, the oft-silent Mounds fanbase will be mighty pleased with the Mocha Coconut. If you've already managed to snag one of these newbies off the shelf, let us know what you think in the comments.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and thinks adult life needs more s'mores. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.