What are Starbucks Frappuccino with Cold Brew?
Bottled beverages that mostly contain brewed Starbucks coffee with a splash of Starbucks cold brew coffee, reduced fat milk, skim milk, and sugar. The line debuted with three flavors — Salted Dark Chocolate, Toasted White Chocolate, and Caramelized Vanilla Honey. The review below is for the first two.
How are they?
The good news is that they taste like bottled Starbucks Frappuccino, which is perfectly fine because I happen to like the line as a whole.
However, the flavors are so nondescript among other ready-to-drink Starbucks beverages that I could secretly pour the Toasted White Chocolate one into a bottle of Starbucks Mocha White Chocolate Frappuccino or a can of Starbucks Vanilla Doubleshot Energy and the Salted Dark Chocolate one in a bottle of Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino or a can of Starbucks Mocha Vanilla Doubleshot Energy, then hand it to you, and you wouldn’t know any better after taking a sip.
I notice a slight saltiness with the dark chocolate one, but I can’t tell there’s cold brew in either flavor. But we have no idea how much a “splash of cold brew” is. It doesn’t sound like much, though.
Even though these are creamy, sweet, and delicious bottled coffee beverages, I find these Starbucks Frappuccinos with Cold Brew to be dumb. What? I’m dumb? No, you’re dumb, Starbucks Frappuccinos with Cold Brew.
A “splash of cold brew” in a beverage that already contains coffee sounds like adding a splash of tap water to seltzer. There’s a difference between the two, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. If it had only cold brew, then that would be significant.
Is there anything else you need to know?
If I didn’t know PepsiCo makes these and that the PepsiCo Beverage Facts website exists, I might’ve had a hard time finding out how much caffeine these have, which is 95 milligrams in each one. The glass bottles don’t mention anywhere this critical information that caffeine-needy minds want to know.
If you’re a regular bottled Starbucks Frappuccino beverage drinker, you’ll enjoy these. But if you’re expecting something different from what you’ve been already drinking, these may disappoint you.
Purchased Price: $2.63 each
Size: 13.7 fl. oz. bottles
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10 (Salted Dark Chocolate)
Rating: 6 out of 10 (Toasted White Chocolate)
Nutrition Facts: (1 bottle) Salted Dark Chocolate – 260 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 270 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 43 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein. Toasted White Chocolate – 290 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 52 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 44 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.
5 thoughts to “REVIEW: Starbucks Frappuccino with a Splash of Cold Brew”
Thank you! my exact thoughts,it is ridiculously dumb. It taste just like the normal frappucinos. the honey one is the only one that i thought was a worthy new choice,the honey flavor is delicious but you still can’t tell theres coldbrew in it But if you like honey worth a try.
a splash of cold brews sounds entirely pointless and just a ploy to get people to buy them cos they think they are some how cool or trendy.
I tasted the Caramelized Vanilla Honey splash of Cold Brew. It was very good. It definitely tasted better than the regular ones. It was sweeter taste and milder.
we really love starbucks frapp. but have a question, I recwntrly bought two 4-packs at Wal-Mart. and they did not have the seal that covers the cap, is this some thing new, or have they been tampered with
I may have just fallen in love with you. I’ve always hated discovering new products and having to buy it without knowing what it tastes like. Besides TJ’s, no one lets you bring back food just because it was gross.
And here you are, with reviews on all the weird stuff I want to try. Thank you so much for this.
That said, I saw a third flavor but in 2 different bottles: Caramelized Vanilla Honey. Once with light blue packaging and one with yellow. At first I thought the yellow was the same flavor but made with almond milk, as their almond milk Fraps have yellow branding, but a glance at the ingredients say it’s made with regular milk. Any ideas on this?
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