Happy anniversary, Starbucks Frappuccino!
To celebrate 20 years of Fraps, Starbucks has unveiled six new flavors that were inspired by their own customers. But only one concoction will emerge victorious and join the menu on a permanent basis. It's the highest honor a caffeinated beverage can achieve.
The new flavors are: Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cinnamon Roll, Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Lemon Bar, Red Velvet Cake and Insulin Shot. Fine, we made that last one up.
"Over the years we have seen many creative recipes from our customers, and the six Fan Flavor Frappuccino beverages featured in the Flav-Off contest represent a few of the most popular recipes," Renee Jones, marketing director at Starbucks, said in a statement.
Customers can vote in the Flav-Off from June 19 through June 30, and on July 3 the Frappuccino Fan Flavor beverage will be announced.
Check out the descriptions and accompanying hashtags (yep, that's also a thing) for each new flavor below:
1. Caramel Cocoa Cluster
"A blend of toffee nut syrup, Frappuccino Roast Coffee, milk and ice and topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, finished with whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha sauce #TeamCCC"
2. Cinnamon Roll
"A blend of cinnamon dolce syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce, vanilla bean, Frappuccino Roast Coffee, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon dolce topping #TeamCinnamonRoll"
3. Cotton Candy
"A blend of vanilla bean, raspberry syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream #TeamCottonCandy"
"A blend of vanilla bean, hazelnut syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream #TeamCupcake"
5. Lemon Bar
"A blend of lemonade, vanilla syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of caramel sugar #TeamLemonBar"
6. Red Velvet Cake
"A blend of mocha sauce, raspberry syrup, vanilla syrup and Frappuccino chips with milk and ice, finished with whipped cream #TeamRedVelvetCake"