May 7, 2013

Custom Order: Starbucks - Chocolate Strawberry Frappuccino

I decided a Chocolate Strawberry Frappuccino from Starbucks sounded like a good idea and ordered a Grande Strawberry and Creme Frappuccino with two pumps of mocha sauce.

The price came out to $4.25 (down to $2.12 with the Happy Hour promo), which is the standard price for a Grande Strawberry and Creme Frappuccino. I think they usually charge for the extra sauce, but I'm not sure.

While it sounded like a nice idea, this turned out to be one of those "less than the sum of its parts" kinda deals. Somehow the chocolate muted the strawberry and vice versa.

On the initial sip, there were top notes of strawberry and chocolate, but they quickly faded and left a vague, watery blah-ness. On a couple of sips, I almost got that strawberry-chocolate synergy, but it vanished so quickly that I wondered if I were imagining things.

In sum, my custom order for a Chocolate Strawberry Frappuccino was pretty lackluster and I don't recommend it. Still, if your hankering to try, I suggest upping both the strawberry syrup and mocha sauce.

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  1. I used to work at starbucks and for a grande strawberries and cream frapp, you might need 3 pumps of mocha. But I think it should blend pretty well. I used to have customers order, strawberry chocolate cream frapps sometimes. But if you don't like a drink, the barista should remake it for free. So taste it and ask for a new drink or for more syrup added if you're not satisified.

  2. I suggest the java chip with a pump of raspberry.

  3. I'll have to give that a try sometime.

  4. Haha, I feel bad though since I got what i asked for. It's not like they screwed up my order. Plus there was a long line that day.

  5. Try the Double Chocolate Chip Frap and add strawberry. Works much better. They charge like 60 cents for the strawberry.

  6. one pump of mocha would more than likely be better than any more. the mocha is really strong and more of a bitter sweet dark chocolate - it's not sweet on it's own and will typically over power anything. i work at sbucks myself, and usually if you have more sauces than the recipe calls for , it ends up being very thin and runny (because not many baristas know how to compensate for all the extra liquid)


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