I’m not the type to get too into the really outrageous drinks at Starbucks or other coffee joints, but, I have to admit, this looks pretty mouthwatering.
Starbucks in Japan (boo!, bring it here) launched a Merry Strawberry Cake Frappuccino last week and, by all appearances, it looks delicious and very festive!
— スターバックス コーヒー (@Starbucks_J) November 1, 2019
The drink is supposed to taste similar to a Strawberry Shortcake. It features a red strawberry sauce, a sponge cake crumb, a sponge-cake flavored base, and it’s topped with strawberries and whipped cream.
A website that tried out the new drink reviewed the drink like this:
“According to Starbucks, this drink aims to recreate the moment you bite into a slice of Christmas cake, and as Masami dove in with her spoon, she couldn’t wait to find out what this experience would be like. She put a spoonful in her mouth, and was immediately dazzled by the drink. It was light and airy, and tasted strongly of sponge cake, and with the fruit flavours providing a refreshing finish, the beverage was neither too heavy nor too tart…it was just right.”
I do have to say that Starbucks in Japan looks absolutely delightful.
— スターバックス コーヒー (@Starbucks_J) October 31, 2019
As of right now, Starbucks in the U.S. has not announced its official holiday menu but let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope we see some really amazing concoctions. One Instagram account teased that we might see an Irish Cream Cold Brew on this side of the pond for the holidays. This person also claims that most of the U.S. holiday menu should be available on November 7.
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Starbucks Japan is getting fancy again with a new seasonal Frappuccino: Merry Strawberry Cake! This one starts with a base made from shortbread and sponge cake crumbs, then a layer of strawberry sauce, cake flavored creme Frappuccino, and topped with whipped cream and crunchy strawberry pieces. Huge thanks to @soranews24 for the translation! The Frappuccino debuts in Japan today. There is still no official word on Starbucks' winter menu for the US. But hip2save.com reports a rumor that a new Irish Cream Cold Brew will be out December 3. They also claim the majority of the winter menu will debut November 7.
Happy holidays and try to stay warm out there! It’s starting to get chilly!