Starbucks fans holding out for the annual special edition Halloween Frappuccino are definitely going to want to find other plans tomorrow. We officially have another 365 days (at least) to wait because the U.S. is without a spooky treat this time around.
“Over the past couple of years, Starbucks has been reducing the number of limited-time menu items to focus on core beverage platforms,” the statement reads. “There is no Halloween Frappuccino blended beverage in the U.S. this year, however, customers looking to celebrate the season with a Frappuccino can enjoy Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino or Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino.”
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As mentioned, Europe lucked out with the Phantom Frappuccino this year. According to Starbucks’ Spain site, the drink gets its spooky coloring from active charcoal. Somewhat shockingly, the drink features a fruity combination of coconut, mango and pineapple.
However, the best part is the citrus-flavored slime-filled topping that oozes its way through the rest of the drink. To top it all off, there’s also an optional dark coconut-flavored whipped cream. The Phantom Frappuccino is available through Nov. 1 at European Starbucks locations with it popping up in Germany and the U.K. as well. Check out an image of the drink below.
— Starbucks España (@starbucks_es) October 21, 2019
While we can’t drink up a new specialty drink this year, we can reminisce over Frappucinos of Starbuck’s past. The 2018 Halloween specialty was purple and green with a blend of “toad’s breath” and orange crème Frappuccino. Plus, a swirl of green “bat warts” made with chia seeds. To finish up, the drink is topped with vanilla whipped cream and dusting of green “lizard scale” powder.
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Made with the finest bat warts, hand sourced by one mischievous witch. ✨ #WitchsBrewFrappuccino 📍US, Canada & Mexico, while supplies last What else is in this mystic brew? Here's the formula, for all to view: Orange crème flavored @Frappuccino, a splash of purple, a dash of green chia seeds, a pinch of green “lizard scale” powder.
In 2017, the Zombie Frappuccino crawled its way into U.S. locations. The green apple-flavored drink with caramel had brains (aka pink whipped cream) and a red mocha drizzle were the finishing touches.
The coffee chain’s Singapore locations also released a vampire-inspired drink in 2017. The Frappuccino consisted of a chocolate cream blended with strawberry sauce. Whipped cream with mimicked vamp bites were the topping of choice.
In 2015 and 2016, the U.S. saw the release of another vampire-inspired drink, the Frappula Frappuccino. The concoction gave us some major My Chemical Romance vibes circa Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge era.
Which Starbucks Frappuccino is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.