Starbucks offers an array of delicious coffee beverages including a delightful chilled beverage known as the frappuccino. It’s for people who enjoy the cooler side of coffee. For many years, you could only get a frappuccino at a posh Starbucks coffee shop, but those days are over. Now, you can pick up this wonderous beverage at any 7-11 or grocery store.
Though you should be warned, the frappuccino you purchase at a convenience store won’t have the same elaborate confectionary design as the coffee shop frapp. In fact, the only thing the drinks have in common is the name.
The in-shop Starbucks frappuccino is more in the mold of a Dairy Queen Blizzard or Baskin Robbins Cappuccino Blast. It’s much thicker and is topped with a swirl of whip cream and syrup of choice. There are a myriad of flavors including the basic coffee all the way to an ostentatious Banana Coconut Mocha Coffee Blend.
The frappuccino sold in grocery stores, quickie marts, and many other locations was created for convenience. It comes in a compact 9.5 oz container with a ready-to-pop top. The drink features more milk and requires little effort to consume. Essentially, it’s a beverage for someone on the go who still wants to enjoy the elegance of Starbucks. There are four flavors to choose–coffee, mocha, mint chocolate, and caramel.
The price for an on-the-go frapp is about $2.50. It’s a little more expensive than your average energy drink($2.00) but that shouldn’t come as a surprise considering it’s from Starbucks (all their drinks are more expensive).
Overall, the Starbucks frappuccino (whether made in-shop or picked up in-store) is a delicious beverage that is sure to perk up your day. It combines the simple pleasure of a frosty treat with the uber-caffeination of all Starbucks coffee drinks. Some might call it the best of both worlds.