May 1, 2014

Review: Starbucks - Caffe Espresso Frappuccino

Starbuck's new Caffe Espresso Frappuccino features Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk, blended with ice, and topped with new espresso-infused whipped cream and Italian Roast Drizzle.

I picked a Venti-sized cup during their Happy Hour promotion for $2.62 (normally $5.25).

This is basically a Coffee Frappuccino topped with new coffee-flavored whipped cream and sauce/syrup.

The Coffee Frappuccino is probably the least sweet Frappuccino on the menu since there are no added syrups. It has a pleasant coffee flavor and an almost frothy consistency. Like most Frappuccinos, it's not as thick, rich, or creamy as a milkshake but still delivers a milky creaminess and is frosty cold.

The espresso whipped cream was really good with a decidedly smooth hit of coffee with very little bitterness and not too much sweetness. The Italian Roast Drizzle offers a similar but more intense (and sweet) flavor with some chocolaty notes. Mixed into the Frappuccino, it lends a double whammy of cream and coffee.

Overall, Starbuck's Caffe Espresso Frappuccino was pretty good. I really liked the new espresso whipped cream and drizzle for a tasty blend of sweet and coffee notes. I definitely would not mind if they made some sort of mousse dessert out of the two.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Venti Caffe Espresso Frappuccino with whole milk and whipped cream (24 fl oz)
Calories - 460 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 300mg
Carbs - 71g (Sugar - 68g)
Protein - 5g
Caffeine - 135mg