The Best Coffee Syrup - Review

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Torani Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Torani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles - Caramel, Chocolate & White Chocolate - Set of 3
Autocrat Coffee Syrup, 32 oz
Eclipse Coffee Syrup, 1 Pint
Coffee Time Coffee Syrup 1 Pint
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Torani Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Torani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles - Caramel, Chocolate & White Chocolate - Set of 3
Autocrat Coffee Syrup, 32 oz
Eclipse Coffee Syrup, 1 Pint
Coffee Time Coffee Syrup 1 Pint
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Torani Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
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Torani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
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Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles - Caramel, Chocolate & White Chocolate - Set of 3
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Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles - Caramel, Chocolate & White Chocolate - Set of 3
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Autocrat Coffee Syrup, 32 oz
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Autocrat Coffee Syrup, 32 oz
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Eclipse Coffee Syrup, 1 Pint
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Eclipse Coffee Syrup, 1 Pint
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Coffee Time Coffee Syrup 1 Pint
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Coffee Time Coffee Syrup 1 Pint
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The Best Coffee Syrup & Why You Need It 

A lot of people think that to enjoy a nice, flavored coffee they have to go to Starbucks or some other café, spending a lot of money in the process. The truth is that good coffee beans, some milk, and a little bit of your favorite coffee syrup are all you need to make an amazing cup of coffee at home.

Making the drinks yourself is almost always less calories, it offers you more control over how much flavoring you want in your drink, and inevitably saves you a ton of money. For an avid coffee drinker, saving several dollars per cup quickly adds up!

How to Use Coffee Syrup?

The general rule is to use about 2 tbsp. of coffee syrup for every 8 ounces of coffee. Of course, you can alter how much you use to match your preference. If your syrup comes in a pump bottle, it is important to note that one pump usually equals about ½ tbsp.

#1 Torani Coffee Syrups

Torani Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
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Torani Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
  • Variety pack includes one bottle of each: vanilla; hazelnut classic; caramel classic; peppermint; raspberry; and french vanilla
  • With the great flavors of torani in your home, every drink you make can be inspired. discover how our syrups can help you make truly creative flavored teas, lemonades, smoothies, italian sodas, coffees, cocktails and more
  • Our flavors range from citrus and berry to spicy and nutty, and we offer a variety of recipes to help you play and explore
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Torani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
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Torani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)

  • Sugar Free Variety pack includes one bottle of each: vanilla; caramel; raspberry; hazelnut; irish cream; and chocolate
  • Similar flavors and options as the origional, but without the added sugar!

In the eyes of many people the Torani Coffee Syrups are the best coffee syrup that you can buy. We chose to list the variety pack above so that you can get an idea of the range of flavors that are offered, but you are also able to order single bottles of many different flavors, not just those shown above. Customers love the wide variety of flavors, and they are often very strong, so just a few pumps really do add that extra kick to your coffee. But like many of the syrups on this the flavors are also great for desserts such as cake or ice cream, as well as Italian soda and even tea.

We also listed the sugar free variety pack due to the large number of sugar free options that Torani has available. Using sugar free syrups and an alternative milk such almond milk or coconut milk can make a drastic difference in the healthiness of your beverage.

#2 Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles

Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles - Caramel, Chocolate & White Chocolate - Set of 3
517 Reviews
Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles - Caramel, Chocolate & White Chocolate - Set of 3
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce - Set of 3
  • (1) 16 oz Chocolate Sauce, (1) 17 oz Caramel Sauce, (1) 17 oz White Chocolate Flavored Sauce
  • Enjoy the unsurpassed quality and taste of Ghirardelli sauces in a convenient squeeze bottle format
  • Perfectly formulated for use in espresso-based drinks, these sauces are also great in hot chocolate and as ice cream or dessert toppings
  • The gold standard for making exceptional mochas and amazing baked goods. Made with real Ghirardelli chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla

Customers absolutely adore the Ghirardelli Squeeze Bottles for their use in coffee. To quote one user “They make a great cup of coffee even better”. You get a set of three different flavors with each order: Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Caramel. The sauces have been formulated for use in espresso-based drinks, so they perfectly compliment the flavor of any cup of coffee.

While these sauces run a little more expensive than the Torani options, you can really taste the difference in quality. Each bottle is made with real Ghirardelli chocolate, which everyone knows to be delicious, and so it simply cannot be compared to other throw-on toppings that you may come across.

#3 Autocrat Coffee Syrup

Autocrat Coffee Syrup, 32 oz
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Autocrat Coffee Syrup, 32 oz
  • Official State Drunk Coffee Milk of Rhode Island

Autocrat Coffee Syrup is a long used secret ingredient in the official drink of Rohde Island. No, really! Coffee milk was declared the offical drink of Rohde Island in 1993, and the people there love it. Coffee Milk is very sweet and similar to the flavor you’d get from coffee ice cream: very sweet and creamy with a coffee taste, but no bitter undertones. It’s similar to hot chocolate in that it is so easy to make. Simply pour in some Autocrat coffee syrup with some milk and you’re in business.

This syrup is a little different than the Torani or Ghirardelli syrups, because it’s already got the coffee in it. The intention for this syrup is specifically to make coffee milk, not as a way to flavor your coffee at home. You can of course also put it on ice cream.

#4 Eclipse Coffee Syrup

Eclipse Coffee Syrup, 1 Pint
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Eclipse Coffee Syrup, 1 Pint
  • Autocrat has been family owned since 1895
  • Coffee syrup is the main ingredient in coffee milk, the official state drink of Rhode Island
  • Great over ice cream
  • 1 473mL container = 1 Pint = 15.98 fl oz

The Eclipse Coffee Syrup is similar to Autocrat’s Coffee Syrup, and while the recipe is maintained in its origional form the brand is actually now owned by the Autocrat company. Eclipse is an older recipe and many coffee milk drinkers will swear by it as the better coffee syrup. In a blind taste test the Eclipse coffee syrup was said to be sweeter, generally have more flavor, and contain hints of vanilla when compared to Autocrat.

In the end this syrup will make a delicious glass of coffee milk just like Autocrat will, so its up to you to determine which you prefer. Since you can get both bottles for around $10 each, we recommend trying them both before making your final choice between the two.

#5 Coffee Time Coffee Syrup

Coffee Time Coffee Syrup 1 Pint
37 Reviews
Coffee Time Coffee Syrup 1 Pint
  • Autocrat has been a family-owned business since 1895
  • Coffee syrup is the main ingredient in coffee milk, the official state drink of Rhode Island
  • Great over ice cream
  • Coffee Time Coffee Syrup is reputed to have the strongest coffee flavor!

For the last coffee syrup on our list we have Coffee Time Coffee Syrup. This final product is also owned by the Autocrat company, while its recipe is different than that of the other two Autocrat products we’ve written about above. It is reported by many that this syrup has the strongest coffee taste of the other two Autocrat syrups, while others claim that it isn’t close to a real syrup but rather a liquid.

Of the three, Coffee Time definitely has the most mixed reviews. However, the people who do like it swear by it as the best coffee syrup around. So it too is worth the try if you can afford to spend the roughly ten extra dollars.