A Cotton Candy Frappuccino? Yes, and a Red Velvet Cake One Too
As the weather warms, the drinks we crave cool. It works the same every year. But this year, when we trade our steamy cappuccino for a resolve-meltingly chilly Frappuccino at our local Starbucks, we’ll have a few new options — six of them, actually.
In honor of the Frappuccino’s 20th anniversary (I know, it doesn’t look a day over 19), Starbucks is debuting six new fan-recipe-inspired flavors: Caramel Cocoa Cluster (coffee, toffee nut syrup, milk, ice, dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, mocha sauce), Cinnamon Roll (coffee, cinnamon dolce syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce, vanilla bean, milk, ice, whipped cream, cinnamon dolce topping), Cotton Candy (vanilla bean, raspberry syrup, milk, ice, whipped cream), Cupcake (vanilla bean, hazelnut syrup, milk, ice, whipped cream), Lemon Bar (lemonade, vanilla syrup, milk, ice, whipped cream, caramel sugar) and Red Velvet Cake (mocha sauce, raspberry syrup, vanilla syrup, “Frappuccino chips,” milk, ice, whipped cream).
The coffee giant is then blending in a bit of interactivity, inviting customers to vote for their favorite flavor — from June 19 through June 30 — in a contest it’s calling a Flav-Off. The winning beverage will be available for a special price — $3 for a grande (16 ounces), which normally runs you a cool $4.75 — from July 3 through July 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time, wherever you happen to be.
That reduced price is pretty nice, so you may want to whip out your cookie straw and try them all. Maybe not at the same time, though, because ... brain freeze.