We Tried Starbucks’ New Halloween ‘Frappula’
Here’s our editors ’ consensus on the drink.
This Halloween, Starbucks is back with a special edition Frappuccino. And, of course, it’s seasonally appropriate. Returning to stores from October 27-31 is the “Frappula,” a Dracula-inspired white chocolate and strawberry blended drink.
The drink is white chocolate mocha sauce blended with milk and ice, poured atop a mocha sauce and whipped cream base. It then receives an oozing of strawberry puree around the rim. It’s topped off with a dollop of whipped cream that’s playfully pierced with a straw twice, making it look like the drink was fanged by the Count himself.
The consensus? Though the eerie presentation was appreciated, we had some bad blood with the drink itself. Our testers didn’t think the drink had a taste that would set it apart from similarly flavored drinks on the menu. So we’re really hoping that the next limited edition Frappucino is a more distinct offering. Here are a few more of our thoughts:
“It pretty much tasted like strawberry shortcake in a drink form.”
“It definitely smells better than it tastes. The berry flavor is pretty muted, and it’s a little too sweet for me!”
“I thought it tasted like strawberry milk. I wouldn't order it, because I'm looking for beverages that give more of a coffee buzz—particularly this time of year when the days are shorter and I’m busier than ever!”
“The concept is cute (and a little creepy), but I don’t think the drink itself is worth the price. That said, I will definitely be using this technique to jazz up my own homemade Halloween drinks!”
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