Last year Hello Kitty turned 40 and this year Starbucks Frappuccino is turning 20! My oh my both Hello Kitty and Frappuccino don’t look that old. It is a fact that Hello Kitty is (forever) in the 3rd grade but Frappuccino sure has grown up through the years.
It was in the summer of 1995, that Starbucks changed the world of iced coffee forever when it introduced the very first ever Frappuuccino across all of its stores in the United States and Canada. The only two flavors back then were Coffee and Mocha! They created the first frappuccinos from iced double-strength brewed Italian Roast coffee. Shockingly, the very first frappuccinos did not even have whipped cream!
Fast forward 20 years later and the flavors of frappuccono sure have evolved. We now have green tea frappuccinos, caramel ribbon crunch frappuccinos, strawberries and creme frappuccinos and the list goes on and on and on. The top five Frappuccino flavors in the United States are actually Mocha, Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Java Chip, and Double Chocolatey Chip. Deliciously dreamy, there seems to be a flavor for everyone! Now for in honor of Frappuccino’s 20th birthday, Starbucks is offering another flavor to their flavorful line up. It is the limited-time Birthday Cake Frappuccino!
Now I won’t deny it, I am sucker for cutesy drinks and the color pink and this limited offering has Hello Kitty Foodie cute written all over it. The drink is a vanilla bean and hazelnut beverage topped with raspberry-infused whipped cream. (Yeah, yeah they had me with the pink whipped cream on top!)
Here’s the Hello Kitty Foodie verdict on the drink: It is indeed worthy of the birthday cake name not because it necessarily tastes like birthday cake but more because it is uber sweet as your sweetest birthday cake! The taste of sweet vanilla is in there (think white cake base) and the pink whipped cream acts as the sweet frosting of the cake. It is sensationally sweet and a treat but not one for every day drinking more for special occasions like birthdays! 😉 Starbucks is making sure this drink is for specials occiasions too because they are only are offering it up until March 30, 2015! (Hello Kitty Foodie tip: half off frappucinos tommorrrow, March 30, from 2-5pm if you pay with a Starbucks card!)
Happy 20th birthday Frappucino! Hello Kitty Foodie loves that you celebrated with pink! I can’t wait to see what happens when sweet Frappucino turns 21; 🙂 Hmm how about a Vegas (hot pink) Frappucino? Hehe! 🙂
Flaky, buttery goodness! How can one not appreciate a this wonderful breakfast staple that simple makes you say “Oui!” A bread associated with France but interestingly enough invented by Turkish bakers, the croissant is a favorite for many! Today is the perfect day to have a croissant too because it’s National Croissant Day! Oui!
Starbucks is offering 50% off their crossiant so today for all registered cards and I just could not pass up this deal. My happy Friday morning started off with breakfast with a friend where we got to try two of Starbucks most popular croissants, their chocolate croissant and the almond croissant blossom.
It was flaky, buttery heaven at first bite for the chocolate croissant! Rich, dark chocolate oozed out of the croissant. Sweet in the inside and crispy on the outside, it was delcious.
The almond croissant blossom was my favorite though! It is topped with almond filling and toasted slice almonds! The sweet almond paste was perfection. It brought out the buttery goodness of the croissant even more. The toasted almonds were the perfect matching topping. I am such a fan of this croissant!
Thanks to Starbucks today for such a happy morning and a delicious way to celebrate National Croissant Day! I wish all my blog readers a very Happy National Croissant Day! ❤️
I was so excited when I walked into my local Starbucks and saw a new secret menu posted up!
On the secret menu were the yummy flavors of butter pecan, frozen hot chocolate, pistachio, smores and banana split!
I could not resist and had to try one of the secret menu drinks. I chose to get the pistachio flavor. It is green tea latte with hazelnut and toffee nut substitutes.
This drink is amazing! It is so aromatic pleasing. The sweet pistachio smell is instant. It looks awesome too with the perfect pistachio like green color. The taste is best of the all because it really does taste like pistachio. It’s got that nutty flavor down.
The pistachio drink definitely made my morning but I got another pleasant treat with a free breakfast sandwich! I got the vegetable and fontina go breakfast sandwich! It’s a delightful vegetarian sandwich. It has spinach, sundries tomatoes, caramelized onions and Fontiago cheese on a multigrain ciabatta bun.
Hello Kitty Foodie had plenty to smile about today! Happy Friday!
I always look forward to when Starbucks does their Frappuccino happy hour!
It’s a perfect time to get that sweet Starbucks treat since all their frappucinos are half off from the hours of 3-5pm.
I got the new caramel ribbon crunch! With four kinds of caramel, dark caramel sauce, caramel drizzle and crunchy toppings, it was definitely a drink to make me crush caramel. It was tasty, sweet and a nice iced treat for a Friday!
This year as a promo Starbucks asked folks to share their sip face. All of us has a different type of Starbucks swag! There is a Frappuccino fashionista in all of us! Lights, camera, action, let’s see that star sip face :). Frappuccino happy hour from 3-5pm till Sunday! Let’s get that sip face on :).