The kick off of a new season used to be a flip of the calendar鈥 the changing of the weather鈥 the switching over of your wardrobe. Now it鈥檚 a new Starbucks drink. The coffee co聽knows how to usher us into just about any聽major holiday, seasonal change, etc. Proof: It鈥檚 not fall without the launch of pumpkin spice lattes, and don鈥檛 even think about Christmas shopping without your Starbucks holiday cup. This week, in order to kick off all the聽Halloween celebrations to come, Starbucks introduced the Frappula Frappucino. And we had to get our hands on it.


This chilled drink is聽made with white chocolate sauce, milk and ice blended together then layered between mocha sauce with a *HUGE* dollop of whipped聽cream. Add some oozing raspberry syrup (for the聽vampire blood, duh) and there you have it鈥 the most fang-tastic Frappuccino to date.

Fortunately, there鈥檚 a Starbucks less than a block from Brit + Co HQ (because all creatives need their caffeine fix). And while I am a known coffee-hater, I will order some 鈥減rincess coffee鈥 (AKA a Frappuccino) from time to time. When placing my order, I caught the Starbucks barista聽completely by surprise. They hadn鈥檛 even heard of the Frappula yet. Their response? 鈥淭here are so many items on the Secret Menu. If you just give us an idea of the recipe, we can make it for you.鈥 Pros.


Well, they hooked me up. Turns out this spooky frapp doesn鈥檛 roll out in Starbucks stores until聽October 28 (and it鈥檒l be gone聽after November 1). That鈥檚 right, people, I got one of the FIRST Frappulas. So what鈥檚 the taste verdict?

Ehhh鈥 Stick to the classic Caramel Frappuccino, guys. With the Frappula, there鈥檚聽definitely a strong chocolate-raspberry flavor combo happening here, but it also tastes like: sad melted chocolate, a cherry-flavored Tootsie roll, children鈥檚 raspberry-flavored medicine. Not terrible, but not magical. Let鈥檚 just聽stick to Halloween candy this year ;) And鈥β爋rder a Frappula if you dare!

What is your Starbucks drink of choice? Admit it鈥 do you order PSL all year 鈥檙ound? Share below!