A holiday is approaching and that can mean only one thing: Starbucks is going to create a frappuccino full of colors that don’t seem natural or edible but you’re going to pay a lot of money for it anyway for the Instagram likes.
First there was the pink and purple Unicorn Frappuccino that baristas absolutely loathed making. For Halloween, we met the Zombie Frappuccino, which included Green Caramel Apple Powder and was topped by pink “brains” whipped cream. Now that Christmas is coming soon, it’s only natural that we are introduced to the Christmas Tree Frappuccino.
The drink name is a shock to the system of all of those people who think Starbucks is waging a war on Christmas. It’s also probably a shock to your nervous system considering whatever ingredients are in it.
Unsurprisingly, there’s 50 grams of sugar in a grande, along with some hard-to-pronounce preservatives in the drink’s syrups, including potassium sorbate, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate and more.
The drink consists of mocha and peppermint blended with milk and ice, topped with a “festive tree made of matcha infused whipped cream, a caramel drizzle, and candied cranberries finished off with a strawberry tree topper.” You might even find some sliced strawberries in there as well to “top” the topper. Eater predicts that the taste will mirror that of a Japanese green tea Kit-Kat, which either sounds intriguing or horrifying to you.
If you dare to sample this festive concoction, you can do so now at your local Starbucks. They went on sale Thursday and will be available through Monday, December 11. Just make sure to charge your phone. If you can’t take a photo of the frap for social media, then why did you buy it at all? All you can do at that point is drink it and what’s the point of that?