The Starbucks Frappucino turned 20 years old this year and to celebrate,the coffee giant launched a special Frappucino drink called the Birthday Cake Frappucino. Here’s the catch: It’s only available until Mar. 30. Yesterday I went to my favorite location to and told them “I’ve GOT to try this!”
But first a little back story on the Frappucino.
In 1993, Starbucks employees in Santa Monica,Calif. were experimenting with developing an iced coffee beverage. Test runs were made for the Frappucino and were a huge success. In 1994, Starbucks acquired The Coffee Connection in Boston and the name of a beverage they had called the “frappucino”,which was adopted for the iced coffee beverage being test marketed in Southern California. The blended coffee drink made its national debut in 1995 with two flavors, mocha and coffee. Today,the beverage is sold in all 66 countries the company has locations and there are 36,000 different combinations the drink comes in.
“When you think about it, 20 years ago, the business, Starbucks hadn’t launched into a whole host of warm weather markets. We were reliant on the holiday season,” Dina Campion, a 20-year Starbucks employee, said. “With Frappuccino, we were able to level out the dips in store traffic in the summer.”
The Birthday Cake Frappucino is described as vanilla bean and hazelnut beverage topped with raspberry-infused whipped cream.
I absolutely enjoyed this beverage. Often times I want to try something different,especially if it’s a Frappucino,and this did not disappoint. I wish this could stay on the menu for longer than it’s limited stay, but all good things come to an end sometime. I think if you’re interested in purchasing one, now’s the time. What are you doing reading this? Go get one!