I'm not a huge Starbucks guy, but when I'm traveling, I do often find myself in queue for a caramel macchiato. Here in Cambridge, though, the menu board also features a maple macchiato (and latte). I tried it yesterday, and it was OK but not a repeater IMHO. So why the blog? Well, I learned yesterday that the maple macchiato is a New England (and, accoring to some blogs, Canadian) thing only. Carrie's query to a barista at a Chicago Starbucks yesterday resulted in rolled eyes and a "we have some maple cookies" response. It's not even mentioned anywhere on starbucks.com. The first bunch of google hits are bloggers who have tried the drink. Strange marketing.