Jun 16, 2018

Review: Starbucks - Serious Strawberry Frappuccino

Starbucks' Serious Strawberry Frappuccino features a blend of a botanical strawberry-infusion blend, milk, and ice poured over a swirl of strawberry puree sauce and then topped with strawberry puree and vanilla whipped cream.

A 16-oz Grande costs $4.95.

The way the Frappuccino is layered, you get different levels of strawberry flavor. With the white part that makes up the bulk of the Frappuccino, you get a sweet, mostly creamy, lightly tart profile. There may be a very slight hint of floral notes but in a way that I wouldn't notice it unless somewone asked me about it.

The layers of puree offer a strong and moderately sweet note of strawberry. It doesn't feel as sticky or thick as your typical strawberry syrup or sauce.

Between the two components, there's more of a strawberries and cream-like quality rather than a strawberry ice cream-like quality. It also makes me think of the strawberry and fluffy whipped cream filling that's popular in Asian-style birthday cakes (and Japanese-style Christmas cakes).

Overall, Starbucks' Serious Strawberry Frappuccino turned out quite well. I like that it's not nearly as sweet as some of their more indulgent Frappuccinos and that it's generally mellow but still strong enough in the strawberry department.

Nutritional Info - Starbucks Serious Strawberry Frappuccino - Grande (16 fl oz)
Calories - 350 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 200mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 50g)
Protein - 4g

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