Oct 5, 2013

Review: The Coffee Bean - Pumpkin Ice Blended

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Pumpkin Ice Blended is a seasonal pumpkin-flavored concoction that rolls out every year around the fall.

It features spiced pumpkin syrup, vanilla powder, coffee extract, and non-fat milk blended with ice.

It was $3.95 for a 16-ounce "regular"-sized cup.

Like the Starbucks Frappuccino that came after it, the Ice Blended falls somewhere between a milkshake and ice slush in consistency. The one I bought was a bit more runny than usually and seemed to lack in the ice department.

Where Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino has a more cloying pumpkin flavor, The Coffee Bean's version has a more mellow but still pleasant flavor, which I would guess is brought about by the vanilla flavor.

I didn't really taste any coffee in the Pumpkin Ice Blended. It's basically tastes like sweetened pumpkin milk but with a somewhat slushy consistency.

Overall, The Coffee Bean's Pumpkin Ice Blended is a nice, creamy pumpkin drink with a pleasant flavor to get you in the fall spirit. It's especially nice with the hot weather we've been having so far this autumn here in LA.

Nutritional info not available.