Starbucks just released six new Frappuccino flavors today ($4-$5), based on fan favorites and "secret menu" orders like cotton candy. We snagged one of each to sip and rate the top of the bunch. One thing is for certain — food hybrids are not going away anytime soon, as most of these beverages receive flavor inspiration from desserts, pastries, and fair food.
Caramel Cocoa Cluster
A perfect combo of cocoa to caramel, this comforting flavor would be good for Fall.
Cotton Candy Crème
OK, yes it's surprising that this Frappuccino tastes exactly like cotton candy, but it's supersweet and not very refreshing. It's not something we'd order on the regular.
Lemon Bar Crème
Lemonade combined with whipped cream is just weird. However, if you're into Creamsicles, this tart rendition may be for you.
This Frappuccino tastes similar to the Cinnamon Dolce . . . but with a buttery aftertaste. It definitely reminds us of cinnamon rolls. Our only complaint is the whipped cream gives it a slightly "greasy" mouthfeel.
This flavor has a buttery flavor that separates it from the standard vanilla bean Frappuccino. If you're into cake-batter-flavored treats, go for it.
Red Velvet Cake
Even though we struggled to taste the "red velvet" part, this chocolaty Frappuccino is worth trying. The chocolate chips offer a nice crunchy consistency to the blended beverage.