In this case, Mcdonald's McCafé® Caramel Mocha with its hidden-in-plain-sight message...
..."topped with whippped topping."
Translation: "No cows were milked
in the creation of this topping!"
Emptor cavete, or in this case, Videte bibere before plunking down your hard-earned rasbukniks for some dubious chemicals.
I mean, nutritionally you're already getting 320 calories, 11 grams of fat and 45 grams of carbs to go with the 10 grams of protein... and that's just in the small size.
Starbucks, similar item:
Milk, Brewed Espresso, Mocha Sauce [Water, Sugar, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Vanillin], Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono And Diglycerides, Carrageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)].
We cannot guarantee that any of our products are free from allergens (including dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts, wheat and others) as we use shared equipment to store, prepare and serve them."
The only overall real difference is price. Kudos, Mickey Dee. (They also provide a senior citizen priced coffee for 79 cents.)