May 14, 2010

Review: Starbucks - Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino

So I've figured out why Starbucks' Frappuccinos taste so watery, the default milk in a Frappuccino is 2% and not whole milk.  I actually discovered this by taste when I ordered a Frappuccino and specified "whole milk" to my barista; the resultant drink was much creamier by far, and better for it.  Unfortunately, I didn't know this before I ordered my Strawberries & Creme (you know because it's so much fancier than "cream") Frappuccino during Starbucks' Frappuccino Happy Hour.

So it was no surprise that my Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino was somewhat watery.  On the plus side, the strawberry sauce they use is pretty good and tastes like real strawberries without being too sweet or syrupy.

The drink is a blend of strawberry sauce, milk, and ice making it very reminiscent of a strawberry shake, but much less creamy sadly.  Considering that the Tall (12-ounce) that I bought is normally $3.65, this does not make me happy.

I've noticed that Frappuccinos seem to separate into solid and liquid easily, I recommend stirring it up a bit to get a thicker, more uniform texture if your Frappuccino seems too liquid.

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Nutritional Info (12 fl oz with 2% and whip)
Calories - 270 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 150mg
Carbs - 41g (Sugar - 38g)
Protein - 4g
Caffeine - 0mg


  1. I remember trying this when I got one for free but from my experience it was too sweet for me

  2. Tell them you want 'light ice' and it will separate less. If it separates just slush the container around and it will blend again.


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