REVIEW: Starbucks Frappuccino Passport Series Chocolate Churro

Starbucks Frappuccino Passport Series Chocolate Churro

Starbucks’ Frappuccino Passport Series is inspired by flavors around the world. So it’s fitting that, in order to drink this Chocolate Churro flavored version, I had to travel a distance that measured into the thousands.

It took a whopping 22,860-millimeter trek from my desk upstairs to my kitchen’s fridge downstairs to try the coffee drink. Thankfully, the beverage was refreshing after the journey.

According to my internet friend @CandyHunting, the Passport Series will feature two other flavors — Caramel Flan and Hazelnut Tiramisu. Unfortunately, this one was the only flavor available at my local Target, but I think it’s the most intriguing of the three.

The best way I can describe its flavor is to say it’s sort of like Mexican hot chocolate, but without the steaming temperature or spiciness. It’s a sweet, delicious beverage with the right chocolate and cinnamon balance, but there’s nothing about its taste that makes me think of the churro’s delicious fried dough.

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Basically, if Starbucks decides to release this as a non-Passport Series flavor in the future, it could call it cinnamon chocolate or chocolate cinnamon. Or I guess it could continue to be called Chocolate Churro, but that would be a lie.

The sugary coffee beverage also had me scrolling through my computer’s “Drank” photo album because it tastes exactly like another canned or bottled beverage I’ve had several times. Despite giving my scrolling fingers a workout on my trackpad, because I’ve put my mouth around many things, I couldn’t determine what product this tastes like.

Because Starbucks’ Frappuccino Passport Series Chocolate Churro tastes like an unknown coffee drink that I probably enjoy since I’ve had it several times, I must like this Frappuccino. I do, but it’s a little disappointing that this tastes exactly like something else and there’s nothing churro-y about it.

Purchased Price: $3.19
Size: 13.7 fl oz bottle
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 bottle) 280 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 140 milligrams of sodium, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 45 grams of sugar, 10 grams of protein, and 115 milligrams of caffeine.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Starbucks Frappuccino Passport Series Chocolate Churro”

  1. Firstly…I totally agree that this one sounded like the most intriguing (and unique) of the three new flavors. While still tasty-sounding (and while I would like to try both of them, as well), I suspect that the other two won’t taste much different than any other caramel- or hazelnut-flavored coffee drinks.

    Secondly…how is there no actual cinnamon in this?? That’s a large part of what makes a churro a churro, right? And how expensive of an ingredient could cinnamon possibly be, that they couldn’t manage to include it? I’m, admittedly, pretty darn disappointed by that.

    1. I noticed it said natural flavors. I agree adding cinnamon would be nice. Problem is that sometimes cinnamon settles to the bottom of the bottle. So shaking is needed.

    2. Soooooo, actually, the tossing in cinnamon is an Americanization!

      And yeah, calling these flavours “inspired by flavors around the world” is pretty sad and unworldly.

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