As with all of the new drinks that Starbucks pumps out on the reg (looking at you, Frappula, Unicorn, etc.), I like to give them a try to give the blogosphere my honest feedback. Overall? It’s pretty tasty, but not so sure it is that new of a concept for the chain.
If you’ve ever had a Java Chip Frappuccino it tastes quite similar. Less coffee tasting with just a bit of mint instead. I’ve had a few now and I don’t get a strong minty taste from the drink like I’d anticipated. I expected more of a run for its money in a comparison to a Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie, but it is truly just a darker chocolate frapp (oh, and maybe a dash of mint here and there). Overall it is delicious, and certainly better than the recent Unicorn Frappuccino, but it really is just a slight variation of the Molten Chocolate Frappuccino they dished out for Valentine’s Day the past few years.
This is the nutrition for the standard 16oz grande ordered as-is. As usual, my first recommendation is ordering sans whipped cream to cut out about 110 calories. That does not include the middle layer of whipped cream that is also in this drink. Cutting that out would likely spare you another 50 or so calories (because that space will turn into more frapp – score), bringing the grande down to around 270 calories. Not terrible for a cool summer treat.
An important part of the overall score in my opinion, so I’m adding this to my reviews from here on out. As a barista, you never know who you’re making this drink for, so shouldn’t they all look just like the advertised product? If you look at the picture above from the mobile app versus mine at the top of the page you can see a few differences, most notably with that middle layer of whipped cream (or lack thereof). You never know where that frapp is going to be posted…just saying!
How are you enjoying Starbucks’ latest creation? Let me know with #foodwinediy!