8 Wonderfully Bizarre Starbucks Drinks to Try Around the World
Starbucks is no slouch when it comes to churning out new beverages stateside, but its drinks in other places around the globe are somehow even more drool-worthy. Maybe it's just because we always want what we can't have, whether that means hacking our way to healthier choices or trying to unravel the intricacies of the chain's secret menu, but we're ready to dust off our passports to quench this thirst for international delights. Global Frappuccinos are bursting with all sorts of unique flavors that make us feel like our classic mocha Frap is a little boring, and the lattes in other countries are inventive too. Apparently, there's one universal truth: No matter where you are in the world, the song of the green siren is too strong to resist. These are the current Starbucks drinks from around the globe that we just can't stop dreaming of.
Chocolate Marshmallow Frappuccino (Peru): If an eight-year-old was tasked with creating a drink at a coffee shop, this is what they would probably come up with. A creamy Frappuccino base is layered with a dense fudge ripple, then topped with fluffy whipped cream and rainbow marshmallows. (Photo via Starbucks)
Chocolate Black Tea Frappuccino With Earl Grey Jelly (Philippines): Earl Grey tea jelly is layered with a chocolate black tea Frappuccino blend and topped with whipped cream to make this intriguing beverage. (Photo via Starbucks Philippines / Facebook)
Real Nut Oat Mocha (Korea): This mocha is made with a nutty hazelnut sauce and mellow oat milk. Each sip is like taking a bite out of a homemade cookie or cozy bowl of porridge. (Photo via Starbucks)
Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble (Asia Pacific): Available hot, iced, or as a Frappuccino, this drink is made with mocha espresso and toffee nut syrup. It's topped with a cloud of whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a blent of turbinado sugar and sea salt. (Photo via Starbucks)
Chestnut Mont Blanc Latte (Indonesia): This drink is a subtle treat. Espresso and steamed milk are infused with chestnut flavor then topped with espresso whipped cream for a drink you'll crave when it's cold outside. (Photo via Starbucks)
Apricot White Chocolate Mocha: Apricot adds a fruity flair to this white chocolate mocha from China that's flavored with rich cocoa butter and cocoa powder. (Photo via Starbucks)
Peach Blossom Green Tea Latte (China): This drink is made from steamed milk and matcha, and is then topped with crunchy peach candies that add a fruity, floral twist to each sip. (Photo via Nicole Iizuka / Brit +Co)
Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappuccino (Australia): Green tea adds depth of flavor to this Frappuccino. It's got chocolate sauce at the bottom and top, is blended with java chips, and is topped by whipped cream and a sprinkle of matcha powder. (Photo via Starbucks)
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Justina Huddleston is a food writer living in Los Angeles. When she's not busy writing, she spends her time in the kitchen creating both virtuous and decidedly junky vegan food. Buffalo chickpea pizza, anyone? She's also been known to eat a plain block of tofu or beans straight out of the can for lunch, but somehow those culinary adventures don't make it to her Instagram. You can follow Justina on Twitter or see what's cooking in her kitchen on her blog, A Life of Little Pleasures.