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Starbucks White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Frapp

I had one last free drink at Starbucks, so I decided to get the WCMN (I’m abbreviating because I’m lazy). This was the drink I’d debated getting when I first tried CTC frapp. Both drinks are similar, white mocha with a ‘nut’ syrup. Since this was my last free drink, I got the Venti. If I have a free drink I get the biggest size, since I’m not paying for it.

The ingredients for the WCMN frapp are:

  • White mocha frapp
  • toffee nut syrup
  • java chips
  • caramel drizzle

Looking at the ingredients, I just realized I didn’t ask for the java chips. I think that would have been an interesting addition. Oh well. I also didn’t ask for the caramel drizzle, because whenever I have WCMN cookies, I don’t taste caramel, so it didn’t strike me as something to add to it. I should have, because when I got the drink, it wasn’t that sweet. It was good though, good enough that I actually drank the whole thing. If I get the drink again, I’ll definitely get the caramel drizzle, and maybe the java chips.

Here is the link to the WCMN frapp

Starbucks Mocha Coconut frapp

I took a wrong turn when I was going to walmart, and it ended up at Target. Since I didn’t actually need anything from target, I went yo the Starbucks. After waiting for 5 minutes for the guy that apparently decided he was going to go home, I asked the barista if they had the mocha coconut flavor in. And she said they did.*

so I got it. And I’ll say, I’m not impressed.

I can’t put my finger on what it is, but it tastes different than it did two years ago when it was summer drink. I’ll put it like this, 7 hours later I still have a frapp in a cup that’s about half full. That NEVER happens.

When I took my first sip, I thought the barista put too much coconut in it, but after that first sip I could barely taste it. When I finally made it to walmart I took a sip before I got out of the car and I could taste a hint of the coconut. I was at the Starbucks closest to my job the other day*, and they mentioned that there was a special mocha used to make this drink, so I’m wondering if that’s what it is? It’s almost like the drink leaves a weird taste in my mouth, the way fake sugar does (Splenda, sweet n low, anything with aspartame in it). But I really can.’t pinpoint if it’s from the syrup or the mocha that’s ‘annoying’ me.

For the record the mocha coconut was my favorite drink from Starbucks. Hands down. And this is coming from someone that doesn’t like chocolate (unless it’s cakes or brownies) nor coconut (I just like the scent). I may possibly try this again because years ago it.was.so.good

*so the other day I went to the Starbucks by my job to get this drink. And I left pissed because I walked out empty handed after being in the store for literally 30 minutes. I was only planning on. Taking a 30 minute lunch break, but decided to go longer so I could go to Starbucks. Going to the Starbucks by my job is almost always a 30 minute thing- a reason my boss refuses to let me go there unless I’m off the clock. I currently work in an overly crowded outdoor mall, so when I walk into Starbucks it’s not uncommon to see a line that goes all the way to the door. I mean this is what you’ll see 90% of the time. There have been times in the past where the line was out the door.

Anyways of rom the time I walk in, to the time I get to the register, it’s 15 minutes. I pass the time by browsing the internet on my phone (using Starbucks wifi of course). I get to the register, and I’m like, ‘can I have a grande mocha coconut frapp no whip?’ There’s discussion amongst the workers because they don’t know how to ring it up, and they don’t actually know how to make it. This right here told me I should have ordered something else. But I didn’t. The girl ringing me up tells me they don’t have the correct mocha to  use for this drink, and they also don’t gave the coconut flakes that go on use top. Fine with me, I don’t like the flakes anyway. So I tell them to make the mocha frapp with coconut syrup. And I ask them a few times if they have the coconut syrup.  They say yes. They ring me up for the first for the correct drink, ‘grande mocha coconut’, then the guy takes it off, and rings it up as, ‘grande mocha + coconut! with a $.50 extra charge. That’s all it said, ‘coconut’. Every so often they charge for syrup, so I shrug it off. I pay with the $.75 on my gift card, and the rest on my debit card. 15 minutes later, my drink is done. As I always do, I taste it before I leave. It tasted off (not like today though). I take another sip, and then decide I’m going to get a refund. I go to the register, and there they tell me they don’t have the coconut syrup, and that they used coconut milk. 😡

i asked them THREE times if they had coconut syrup and they said yes! Butt get didn’t have it. They said they could remake my drink, but they’d be using coconut milk. I didn’t have the time, and didn’t want that. So I left. Empty handed and mad as hell.

i wrote an email to Starbucks and included my phone number in the letter so they could call me, and what do they do? Send me the generic email that try always send when you complain, and put $5 on my gift card. And then they said they would forward a copy of that email to the location I went to. Hopefully when they do that they bleep out my number, because in don’t want the employees contacting me, unless they’re a part of management.

Starbucks Cinnamon Toast Crunch frapp

As I’ve decided to try a few of the frappuccinos off of the Starbucks secret menu website, my second drink of choice was the cinnamon toast crunch frapp. It consists of:

  • a white mocha frapp with
  • cinnamon dolce syrup
  • hazelnut syrup

Thats it!

I figured since the ingredient list was so small, it wouldn’t taste like CTC. There’s no way. Hazelnut? I don’t think so. I was going back and forth between that and the white macadamia nut frapp. CTC won. Mainly because it was the one I was looking at when it was my time to order.

I made some sort of happy sound when I took the first sip. It really does taste like CTC. Like you know how when you are a kid (or hey, sometimes as an adult), and you drink the milk after you’re done eating the cereal? Well that’s what it tastes like. But BETTER. It’s cold and it’s sweet. Very sweet actually. “too sweet” as my coworker said. The main reason why I get frapps at Starbucks is because of the sweetness (and flavor). The frapps seem to be more flavorful than say, the lattes or macchiatos. Years ago, I’d get the caramel macchiato, with extra caramel. And I’d swear I couldn’t taste the caramel.

But here’s a secret, I’m not actually a coffee drinker. I hate coffee. I don’t drink it. It makes me have to pee, makes my heart race, and makes my body temp go up like 100 degrees. Plus it’s too strong. I really don’t see how people drink coffee. Iced coffee. Yuck.

Anyway. The CTC can come with the coffee base or without. The first time I had it I had it without coffee (and it tastes more like the cereal), but this time it had the coffee in it becuse I forgot to tell my friend not to get the coffee. It was still good.

Enough babbling, here’s a pic

Now, since I didn’t order this, and I wasn’t too specific, you can see there is whipped cream on top. That is not really something I get on my frapps unless I’m not at work. I mainly get Starbucks when I work.

This frapp is a brownish color, but if you order the drink without coffee (which I urge you to, to get the REAL taste) it’ll be lighter in color, like this:

The color is more of an off white.

What’s funny, is I was googling this drink to see if I could find images of the actual color, and I found this. Another girl named Renee drinking this marvelous drink. ☺️

Here is the link to the drink Cinnamon toast crunch frappuccino

Starbucks tiramisu frapp

Since the tiramisu frapp is no longer an option at Starbucks, I decided to try the tiramisu that’s on the Starbucks secret menu. I always get nervous when I try drinks from that menu.

Since I had a free drink, I got the venti, which is the largest frapp size. I wasn’t going to drink it all, so I planned on sharing *some* of it with a coworker.

This drink, from the secret menu site consists of:

  • a coffee frapp with
  • 1/2 pump hazelnut
  • 1/2 toffeenut
  • 1 pump caramel flan syrup
  • 1 pump mocha syrup
  • 1 espresso shot affogato (whatever that is).

And caramel drizzle, mocha & caramel flan sauce at the top.

Heaven in a plastic cup.

 It was starting to melt a little by the time I got to take this pic.

Update: the drink was way too strong and not sweet with the espresso affogato shot, so I had the barista remake it. She took that out and added full pumps instead of half pumps. It was very sweet! Id be lying if I said I got frapps for anything other than the sweetness. Lol.

I’d shared the drink with my friend, who so nicely double dipped their spoon in the drink instead of poring it into a cup AND then proceeded to pour the spoon back into to the cup when I asked why she was double dipping. 😒

I’m not even going to talk about that because it’s going to make me mad.

Anyway, right after I finished drinking what I had, I felt weird. I can’t accurately explain it, but I’ll just say I was aware that my heart was beating. I won’t say my heart was racing, because it really wasn’t. I used to have tachycardia when I was younger and it was nothing like that. But I was just aware that my heart was beating (you know how you normally don’t feel it beating?) That feeling lasted for about 30-45 minutes.

I probably won’t be ordering that again.

But in wonderful news- the barista at the register (is barista the correct term?) told me that Starbucks is coming back out with mocha coconut. 🎉🎉🎉 I can’t wait. 😍😍 I’ve been dying for them to bring that drink back for 2 YEARS. But it’s normally a simmer drink, so I’m curious as to why they’d be bringing it back now, practically at the end of July.

If they bring back mocha coconut I swear I’m putting $50 on my Starbucks gift card. Okay maybe not $50. 😏

Here is the link to the Tiramisu frapp