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Starbucks Japan Invents Cookie Frappuccino

Starbucks Japan Invents Cookie Frappuccino

Japan’s new Frappuccino flavor has a whole cookie in it

Starbucks Japan's new summer flavor is a vanilla Frappuccino with a whole cookie blended into it.

The world will never stop seeking out new ways to enjoy cookies and milk, and Starbucks Japan has provided a new one in the form of a vanilla Frappuccino with a whole cookie crumbled up inside.

According to Rocket News 24, the Crunchy Cookie Frappuccino is a limited-time offering for this summer. It’s made with a vanilla Frappuccino base, almonds, and chocolate chunk cookie clusters. The cookie is just broken up and blended right inside the Frappuccino, so it’s like cookies and milk except without any of the tiresome dunking involved.

The cookies are reportedly specially formulated versions of Starbucks’ standard chocolate chunk cookie that have been baked for an extra long time so they say crispy when submerged in the Frappuccino without getting soggy and turning to mush.

The Crunchy Cookie Frappuccino will be available from May 12 through August 31, and can be customized with coffee or espresso shots, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, and cinnamon.


Limited-Edition Pink Sakura-Flavoured Frappuccino Is Now Available In Starbucks Japan

When you need to get a quick caffeine fix, Starbucks has always been the right spot to visit. With so many stores scattered around the world, we are always intrigued by limited-edition beverages available in other countries. Japan is no stranger to creating one of a kind beverages, and merchandise. Naturally, the cherry blossom season is one of the most highly anticipated drops!


Starbucks's New Chocolate Cake Topped Frappuccinos Will Make You Melt

As a follow-up to the American Cherry Pie Frappuccino, Starbucks Japan will release two new Chocolate Cake Topped Frappuccinos this Summer. The Matcha Shot flavor comes out first on June 14-July 13. According to the press release, the Frappuccino has almonds blended in the base and is garnished with a chocolate cake disc protruding from the cup. A matcha green tea sauce is poured on top, followed by whipped cream and a sprinkle of green tea powder. "It is advisable to mix the leading role chocolate cake with the base while breaking down with a straw." Um, yes, I think I can handle that.

If coffee and chocolate is more your style, the Coffee Shot version comes out June 23-July 13. Though there's no word on whether these limited-edition drinks will come out in the States, I'm thinking you could hack this by topping your own almond Frapp with a chewy chocolate cookie from the bakery case. Same thing almost, right?


10 Unbelievable New Starbucks Drinks from Around the World

Will travel for a Chocolatey Crumble Cocoa Frappuccino.

Better look up your frequent flier miles.

Have your cake and drink it, too. Red velvet syrup adds a reddish tint to this mocha latte, which is capped with a swirl of cream cheese-flavored whipped cream and strawberry bits. (If you're in the States, don't despair: You could always request one of these off-the-menu Valentine's-esque drinks, or make your own red velvet hot chocolate.)

Find it in: Asia Pacific

Now this is a latte unlike any other. A classic mocha gets a nutty, floral upgrade, thanks to pumps of pistachio and rose syrup. Even the whipped cream is pistachio-and-rose-infused, and the whole thing is sprinkled with crumbled 'stachios. You won't know whether to drink it or wear it like perfume.

Find it in: Europe, Middle East and Africa

If you're in China, you don't have to bother dunking cookies in coffee Starbucks saves you that tedious step with its newest latte. The espresso-based drink is sweetened with a cookie-flavored sauce, and topped with whipped cream, crispy cookie pieces and even more cookie sauce.

Find it in: China

If 'burnt caramel' immediately makes you think of the time you attempted your own homemade sauce, only to permanently scorch it to the bottom of your saucepan, rest assured&mdashthis espresso-based drink is nothing like that. It's infused with your favorite caramel flavor, only intensified.

Find it in: Europe, the Middle East and Africa

It's summertime south of the equator, and Australia and New Zealand are celebrating the rising temps with a strawberry, raspberry and blueberry-infused Frappuccino. Then, to keep things from being too sugary-sweet, the drink's crowned with a drizzle of tart berry syrup.

Find it in: Australia and New Zealand

Made with white chocolate-chestnut sauce and topped with a chestnut drizzle, this latte is like having your coffee and a bon bon too.

Find it in: Asia Pacific

People have loved this chocolate-on-chocolate-on-chocolate Frappuccino so much that it's back by popular demand, according to Starbucks Japan's Facebook page. It's loaded with finely crushed biscotti and cocoa nibs and chocolate syrup, then topped with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and a piece of chocolate cake.


Starbucks Japan Tumblers

In addition to exclusive seasonal beverages, Japanese Starbucks sell limited edition tumblers. The designs are often based on seasonal holidays, famous landmarks, Japanese culture and even airports. Some of our favourites below.

Tokyo Skytree Tumbler

Tokyo Tumbler

Hokkaido Tumbler

2012 Valentine’s Day Tumbler

Some of these tumblers even glow once you’ve poured in your coffee! If you’re lucky, online retailers like Amazon and eBay might carry your favorite.

For Starbucks addicts, these tumblers make the perfect Japanese souvenir.


20 Of The Best Starbucks Copycat Recipes

Coffee. It is so wonderful. Give it to me hot, cold, iced, blended. We are a society addicted to coffee. Starbucks is on the top of my list of favorite places to pick up a coffee or tea. But it can get pricey. Make your favorite Starbucks drink at home with these simple and delicious recipes. We have searched the internet for our favorite Starbucks copycat recipes and just can’t help but share them with you! Enjoy!

1. Salted Caramel Mocha Salt, Caramel, Chocolate & Coffee. Need I say more… Recipe

2. Very Berry Hibiscus Tea Refresher Refreshing combination of berries, juice & Tea. Perfect for a hot day! Recipe

3. Caramel Frappuccino One of the most popular iced blended drink on the Starbucks menu. Recipe

4. Eggnog Latte This one is a holiday favorite. But who says you can only drink it in December? Recipe

5. White Chocolate Mocha This smooth, creamy drink is perfection in a cup. Recipe

6. Java Chip Frappuccino What could make a blended iced coffee even better? More coffee and chocolate. The little niblets of coffee beans are oh-so-wonderful!

7. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino The ever popular chocolate wafer and cream cookie, blended with espresso, milk & ice. Recipe

8. Lime Refreshers Real fruit juice, mint & lime. Shaken together over ice. Perfection. Recipe

9. Gingerbread Spice Latte Wam gingerbread spices make this latte feel like home in front of the fireplace. Recipe

10. Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade This limited time treat is perfect for both the tea lover and lemonade craver. Recipe

11. Hot Chocolate This version takes the classic cup of cocoa to a whole new level! Recipe

12. Mocha Frappuccino Frozen Chocolate Coffee. Pure perfection! Recipe

13. S’Mores Frappuccino This new, limited time drink is summer in a cup! Childhood memories of S’mores and campfires. Recipe

14. Pumpkin Spice Latte This much-anticipated fall drink is often released right at the end of summer. Enjoy pumpkin all year round with this lovely drink. Recipe

15. Chai Tea Latte A warm spice tea blended with hot milk is extremely comforting. Recipe

16. Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino If you are looking for a refreshing, non-caffeinated drink whip up this Strawberry Sensation. Recipe

17. Caramel Apple Spice This is an amped up hot apple cider. So yummy! Recipe

18. Caramel Macchiato Expresso, frothy milk, and caramel. A triple threat. A most wonderful cup of coffee! Recipe

19. Iced Caramel Macchiato The iced version of the Caramel Macchiato. Just as good and wonderful for a summer afternoon pick-me-up. Recipe

20. Passion Tea Lemonade It is hard to limit yourself to just one cup of this refreshing drink. Make it by the gallon! Recipe


Starbucks Japan releases Dark Night Frappuccino for Halloween

Halloween is almost here, which means that spooky snacks are in full swing, and Starbucks is joining the trend. But there’s an unfortunate catch involved. There is a Dark Night Frappuccino, which features dark cocoa, brownie bits with white chocolate chips, and a sauce made up of cranberries, raspberries and strawberries.

This drink’s existence was earlier reported by Bustle.

This treat sounds amazing, because chocolate and berries go together almost like peanut butter and jelly. (There’s a reason why chocolate-dipped strawberries are such a popular treat around Valentine’s Day – they’re delicious!)

Unfortunately, as an Instagram account with the handle @CandyHunting reports, the Dark Night Frappuccino is only available in Japan.

However, the post does mention that the US menu has a variety of special “secret menu” drinks, so there’s a chance this yummy treat could be found in the States.

The Dark Night Frappuccino is available in Japan starting on Friday, October 18, with no word on when it will be pulled from the menu.

There is also the Red Night Frappuccino, which is also part of the Starbucks Japan Halloween Masquerade lineup. It features a white chocolate brownie (which sounds tasty but oxymoronic) and the cranberry/strawberry/raspberry blend topped with another berry sauce and dark cocoa powder.

The Red Night Frapp is supposed to be brighter in color, Bustle says, not looking quite so much like dried blood as the Dark Night Frapp does.

If neither of those options sounds exceptionally appealing, there is also the third member of the Halloween Masquerade lineup, the Raspberry Mocha, which, as the name implies, stars raspberries and white mocha, which also seems like a winning combination of flavors.

For more spooky treats for the taste buds, IHOP has a selection of purple-themed items in conjunction with the new animated movie version of The Addams Family.

If it were available here, would you try the Dark Night Frappuccino? As always, tag your Instagram food photos with the hashtag #FoodSided.


21 Starbucks Frappuccino Flavors Around the World

1. Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino – Hong Kong

This banana split mocha frappuccino is the stuff of our dreams. Wait – you don’t dream in Neapolitan?

2. Peach Blossom Frappuccino – Australia

Everything’s just peachy down under. Mostly due to this Crème Frappuccino-based drink that’s mixed with peach jelly and topped with whipped cream and a pink flower-shaped meringue.

3. Vampire Frappuccino – U.S., Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Europe

Around Halloween, this gory frapp makes the rounds with two names: the Vampire Frappuccino and the Frappula. Both are made with white chocolate sauce, mocha sauce, whipped cream, and raspberry syrup, but only one rhymes with scapula.

4. Sakura Blossom Strawberry Frappuccino — New Zealand, Australia and select South Asian stores

April is cherry blossom season! We know because Starbucks told us. We hear they’re coming out with calendars soon.


3 Must-Try Starbucks Frappuccino Flavors Exclusive to Japan and the Asia Pacific

Although Starbucks consistently offers a core menu around the globe, there are other flavors that are only unique to the taste of Japan and the Asia Pacific. Since Japan and its neighboring countries are famous for their love affair with tea, it is most likely to find tea-based frappuccinos in these Starbucks outlets. However, there are also some Starbuck’s special offers that are not tea-based but are still limited to Japan and Asia Pacific.


First introduced in 2012, this frappuccino from Japan is flavored with hojicha mixed with a specially made Earl Grey flavored jelly. While other types of green tea are steamed, the base flavor hojicha is a green tea that is roasted in porcelain using charcoal. It is in this roasting process that adds a dark reddish amber color to the tea leaves. On the other hand, Earl Grey is a blend of black tea flavored with extracts from the rind of the floral and aromatic bergamot orange that is cultured in Italy. Thus, the jelly adds a refreshing taste and aroma to the drink.

The idea of chocolate and matcha mixed together may seem rather unusual but, surprisingly, the sweet chocolate brownie balances the bitter taste of the matcha green tea. The drink consists mainly of finely ground high-grade green tea with a frappuccino base blended with chocolate chips, topped with whipped cream and sprinkles of soft, moist and chunky brownies.

Tiramisu frappuccino was first offered in Japan on the summer of 2013. However, the catch is that there are two tiramisu frappuccino flavors that can be ordered: the coffee version and the white version. The coffee version uses a standard coffee frappuccino base covered in a layer of cookie and brownie bits and topped with cream cheese mouse with sprinkles of cocoa powder. The white version has a white caramel frappuccino base lathered with cookie bits, white chocolate brownie bits and topped with cream cheese, whipped cream, and caramel sauce.

So there you have it, three amazing flavors unique to Japan and the Asia Pacifc regions that you should try next time you pop along to Starbucks!


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