We All Knew This Day Was Coming–Starbucks Releases Christmas Tree Frappuccino

Last month, Starbucks released their new Christmas cups and were quickly met by outrage from people who seemed to think that the cup featured a lesbian couple holding hands. Yes, it was a pretty bizarre piece of outrage, but this is the Internet, after all. 

In a less controversial move, Starbucks has announced that they’re adding a new item to their holiday menu  — the Christmas tree frappuccino.  

But if you want to grab the latest item on the holiday menu, you’ll have to be quick, because the item is only available for five days. The frap will be available from the 7th, and is essentially a Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino topped with Matcha whipped cream. 

There’s also some crushed fruit and caramel on the top, to make it look a little like its namesake. 

And as is usually the case, there’s already a bunch of photos on Instagram, in case you’re afraid the promotional shots are fluffed up. 

Are you going to try one?

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The Zombie Frappuccino At Starbucks Is A Spooky Halloween Treat

Starbucks has never shied away from ultra-seasonal drinks, and now, for a very limited time, the coffee chain is offering a Zombie Frappuccino in honor of Halloween—complete with whipped cream “brains.” Here’s what it looks like.

The sweet drink will only be in stores for a week, according to Starbucks, from Thursday until Halloween. The drink is also only available at stores in North America. In other words, this is a once in a lifetime Instagram opportunity.

What does it taste like? Well, it’s more dessert than breakfast: the green part of the drink is a caramel apple slush, while the red “blood” is a mocha drizzle and the pink brain topping is just whipped cream. 

This isn’t the first time Starbucks has unveiled a sweet treat for spooky season—2014 brought the Franken Frappuccino, and 2015 had the wonderfully named Frappula. A zombie theme was an obvious next step, said Jennica Robinson, of the Starbucks beverage development team, to Bustle. “When brainstorming a new Frappuccino flavor for this Halloween, we started by thinking about a Halloween party and monster mash,” she said.

“We thought about what you’d serve at a Halloween party, and we settled on dipped caramel apples,” Robinson added. “It has a tart green apple favor balanced with a smooth, sweet caramel.” 

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The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Is Finally Here And It's Dividing The Nation

Starbucks released their special edition Unicorn Frappuccino on April 19, and it was the perfect Internet sensation. Bright colors, great for Instagram pics, associated with one of Tumblr’s favorite mythical beasties. Of course everyone would want one! And the flavors described on the menu didn’t sound…that bad. Unfortunately, the votes are in and the Unicorn Frappuccino tastes like it came out of the unicorn’s backend.

Twitter is full of responses to this monstrosity’s flavor, but Katy Perry somewhat perfectly encapsulates the experience of taking your first sip with this Snapchat:

In addition to the Unicorn Frappuccino not being all that delicious, it is also apparently slowly killing our nation’s Starbuck baristas this week. 

The Associated Press reports that Colorado barista Braden Burson posted to social media about his first day of making these concoctions, and it sounds like a nightmare. He eventually deleted the post after it went viral, and Starbucks reached out to him (with a promise not to fire him from his job), but apparently he claimed he’d “never been so stressed out” in his life than during his attempts to fill Unicorn Frappuccino orders. 

He’s not the only barista claiming to have that experience:

So, it tastes bad and it’s bad for the people making it, but damn…it looks good.

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