Food Starbucks Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino Is the Antidote to All Things Unicorn

18:10  03 may  2017
18:10  03 may  2017 Source:   MSN

The unicorn Frappuccino is real, and it's coming to Starbucks this week

  The unicorn Frappuccino is real, and it's coming to Starbucks this week Find out more about how you can try Starbucks' magical unicorn Frappuccino.

Starbucks Launches Three Frappucinos That Will Make You Forget The Unicorn Frapp. Inspired by the sea and summer nights . Most Popular. Starbucks . By Lindsey Ramsey. May 2, 2017. Starbucks has been a Frappuccino -releasing machine lately.

The new Starbucks Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino is here to fill the void that Unicorn Frappuccinos left in your stomach. RELATED: The Best Reactions from Starbucks Baristas About Making Unicorn Frappuccinos . The minty frappuccino is sure to come in handy during the dog

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In the last week, I've tasted three new Starbucks Frappuccinos. All of them were fruit-based and mythically inspired and made me feel ill. So you can understand my hesitance when I heard that Starbucks introduced a new Frappuccino yesterday, the Midnight Mint Mocha. Once again, I was tasked with going to Starbucks to find out what the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino tastes like. I knew my body couldn't handle another over-the-top, technicolor Frappuccino, and it's not like the description of the drink in the press release-as "inspired by thoughts of dark starry nights, looking up at the sky with a cool summer breeze"-gave me much confidence.

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We Tried Starbucks ' Newest Frappuccino . Whether it was intended as an antidote to our rainbow-soaked edible unicorn desires is up for debate, but one thing is for sure: for fans of Thin Mints , Andes, and Much like it's color-changing unicorn cousin, the Midnight Mocha changes flavor as you sip.

Starbucks has been a Frappuccino -releasing machine lately. All the hype surrounding the Unicorn Frappuccino got us so worked up that we The release also announced that a summer classic, the S'mores Frappuccino is making it's glorious return to the menu, along with the Midnight Mint Mocha .

What's in a Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino? According to Starbucks, this "beautiful layered beverage starts with scoops of extra-dark cocoa blended with coffee, milk, and ice, infused with cooling mint sugar crystals and cut with a layer of whipped cream." The base of the drink seems straightforward enough, but the phrase "cooling mint sugar crystals" freaked me out. I started to have flashbacks to the "sweet pink and sour blue powder" in the Unicorn Frappuccino and worried that the new Midnight Mint Mocha would be a midnight blue drink with glittery "mint sugar crystal" swirls, like a slice of mermaid toast in a Starbucks cup.

Fortunately for my sanity, I was blissfully wrong, and I can honestly say that I've never been happier to receive a brown drink in a clear, plastic cup. The Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino isn't inspired by mythological beasts. It doesn't taste like some kind of sour candy or vanilla bean frosting. It looks like it tastes like coffee and chocolate, because it actually does tastes like coffee (which, surprisingly, isn't a given when you're ordering a Frappuccino from a coffee shop) and dark chocolate.

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  Anthony Bourdain Has Strong Opinions About the Unicorn Frappuccino While the verdict is still out about Starbucks's Unicorn Frappuccino, one person who is less than impressed about the rainbow drink is celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.&nbsp;While the verdict is still out about Starbucks's Unicorn Frappuccino, one person who is less than impressed about the rainbow drink is celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. During a recent interview with Town & Country, Bourdain shared his brutally honest opinion about the drink, saying "[It's] like four things I hate all in one sentence: Starbucks, unicorns, and the colors pink and purple.

Starbucks Launches Three Frappucinos That Will Make You Forget The Unicorn Frapp. The release also announced that a summer classic, the S'mores Frappuccino is making it's glorious return to the menu, along with the Midnight Mint Mocha .

Starbucks ' Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino is seen in this undated image. (@ starbucks /Instagram). Earlier this month, Starbucks released the unicorn frappuccino for five days, a new drink that inspired a colorful hair trend.

As for those "cooling mint sugar crystals"? I couldn't see them, though I'm pretty sure I tasted them. The mint in this drink isn't overwhelming; it adds more of a iciness than an actually strong mint flavor. It's as refreshing as the feeling of brushing your teeth first thing in the morning, but it's not at all like accidentally eating toothpaste. Imagine a York Peppermint Patty that's light on the peppermint, heavy on the dark chocolate, with a splash of coffee. That's the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino in a nutshell.

Buzzfeed referred to the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino as "the anti-unicorn," and I think that's totally right. This new Frappuccino, despite the mint crystals and the starry night allusions, is really straightforward and, dare I say it, delicious if you like coffee and chocolate like me. It's also caffeinated, since it's made with real coffee, and unlike the Unicorn Frappuccino or the Dragon Frappuccino or even the Mermaid Frappuccino, you know exactly what flavors to expect when you pick it up and take a sip.

Starbucks Just Quietly Dropped Another New Frappuccino When We Weren't Looking

  Starbucks Just Quietly Dropped Another New Frappuccino When We Weren't Looking Lately it's been all rainbow this, unicorn that, and over the past few weeks, Starbucks has been deep in to this colorful food trend. People all over lined up for the Unicorn Frappuccino, and the some baristas have gone rogue and invented their own vibrant drinks like the Pink Pegasus, Dragon Frappuccino, and most recently, the Mermaid Frappuccino. While we were all distracted by the bright colors of these limited time Frapps, Starbucks was quietly concocting a brand new one that would go in the complete opposite direction. This morning, the coffee chain introduced a drink with a dark side called the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino.

The Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino is made with a scoop of extra-dark cocoa blended with coffee, milk, and ice. So, unlike its flashy cousin, the Unicorn Frappuccino , this drink includes coffee. Unicorn Bagels Are A Thing Now & We're Not Surprised At All.

The newest Frappuccino to join the lineup of Starbucks icy blended beverages is the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino . 2. The most important thing to remember when ordering a secret menu drink is that not all Baristas are familiar with the drink names. Order by recipe.

There are no surprises with the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, and after a week of outrageous viral drinks, that's perhaps the most exciting thing of all.

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