Starbucks' New Frappucino Has a Piece of Chocolate Cake on Top
Too bad you can only get it in Japan
If you thought Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino was too sugary, you will be totally unprepared to sample a new frappuccino topped with cake. Fraps are already an infamously sweet drink, but the piece of cake that crowns this particular frap officially makes the drink a dessert. But of course it still totally counts as a legitimate breakfast companion, it’s still Starbucks after all. For now, the cake creation will only be available for a limited time in Japan beginning June 14, but with any luck, maybe it will be a hit and show up in other countries that would really like cake with their morning Starbucks, ahem.
The frappuccino is almond flavored (okay, a big “yum” to that), and comes with a shot of matcha, according to Cosmopolitan. The drink is mixed with chocolate cake, drizzled on top with matcha flavoring, then topped off with a small piece of chocolate cake and whipped cream. In July, Starbucks will also release a version that comes with a coffee flavored drizzle instead of matcha, again on just a limited basis. Both sound too good to be real.
The cake-topped matcha frappuccino comes on the tails of another dessert-themed Starbucks drink in Japan. Last month Starbucks sold frappuccinos topped with cherry pie for a limited time, and apparently are keeping the good times rolling with cake. Is it too much to hope the next edition might include a doughnut? Maybe even a waffle?! We can dream, right?
Currently in the US, Starbucks is on a color-themed kick with its frappuccinos, giving us the incredibly divisive unicorn frap, and now a pink ombre drink. The colors are great and who doesn’t like a bit of sugary artistry in their morning beverage, but if we could just get one frap with a tiny little dessert and some matcha syrup on top, that would be great.