Nothing says Christmas like a cold cup of sugar.
At least that is what I kept telling myself as I took a sip, and another among those Christmas Tree Frappuccino. It is Starbucks’ most up-to-date concoction that’s people running outside into coffee shops, where they spend likely and $ 5 take a lot of smartphone photographs to post on media.
Sunday like every business reporter, I jumped onto the trend. Following my editor shared with a piece by The Denver Post Assessing the drink and some tweets of people’s responses, I inquired if I could go get one and try it myself. My friends, is currently reporting.
Well, I have been trying to get one ever since the Starbucks ad was contributed by my sister in our family group Thursday morning .
Three hours later, my mother shared an image of hers. Her critique: “It’s delicious.” Her favorite part was that the cranberry topping.
I’d participated in a couple of the prior limited-edition Starbucks beverages.
The Unicorn Frappuccino, a fad introduction, was actually not too bad in my biased opinion. Although I think I had been in an emotional high since I drank them together with Chloe the Mini Frenchie (RIP).
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The Zombie Frappuccino was odd, but that I was also in the middle of emceeing an event in Columbus, Ohio.
I could not let this one escape me.
And so that is how I ended up drinking 420 calories on a Sunday morning. I live four blocks out of a Starbucks, so it wasn’t too burdensome to put on a jacket and walk out in the cold weather for a frozen drink.
The most embarrassing part was likely ordering when I asked for a “Christmas Tree Frappuccino” along with the barista responded, “What?” While the individual in front of me just sipped her cup of java so I had to repeat myself.
I waited to have a sip until I could take photographs. Starbucks wants us to all do, because, naturally, that is exactly what. All of our tweets are advertisements. They’re not free. We are not getting paid. We are paying them. Starbucks is making money having us all make advertisements for them. It is brilliant, and I’m
pleased to be part of it.
I got home and looked in my counter at the drink. The Matcha whipped cream had melted to its height from before. I eventually noticed that there was no candied cranberry topping. But I took a sip. And oh man, it was not good.
Thin Mints are great (Disclosure: I’m a Girl Scout). Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream is awesome.
The Starbucks Christmas Tree Frappuccino is not either of these things. Every sip of the drink is an overload of sugar. A whole lot of Thin Mints crush up and mix them with milk and some ice in a blender than last sipping this.
I’m not going to tell you not to find a Christmas Tree Frappuccino since you can probably make your own conclusions. But this is not good and you’ll be able to spend $5 on something else. Go to Starbucks if you need the picture and wait for somebody else. But be good to yourself, and do not drink it.
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