August 13, 2014

Review: Starbucks Frappucino (Bottled)

I was sent a complimentary case of Starbucks' bottled Mocha Frappuccino to review not too long ago.The product is shelf stable, comes in a cute glass jar reminiscent of old milk jugs. These are not new to the market, but they were new to me!
The thing I got most excited about were the bottles. I can't say I've ever been a fan of prepared coffee beverages, which is why I always prefer to make my iced coffees at home or at a café, so I can customize it.

I tried this beverage three ways:
  1. As is- straight from the case at room temperatureIt was way too sweet for my liking, too creamy and didn't have enough coffee aroma or flavour.
  2. Chilled in the fridge
    The sweetness was more subtle due to the colder temperature, but it didn't help with the already lacking coffee taste.
  3. Poured over ice
    After a good stir with a glass of ice to ensure maximum coldness, the end result was just horrible. You know when you finish a good coffee over ice and you leave the rest to melt? It tasted like that. Like iced coffee leftovers. 
Starbucks Bottled Frappuccinos might be the perfect beverage for some, is definitely not for me. The chocolate flavour wasn't very present either. I will be sticking to my cold brewed coffee at home or indulge in a double brewed iced coffee at the coffee shop. These aren't worth the sugar or calories.

Plus, aren't Frappuccino drinks made blended with ice?

2 comments:

  1. You didn't have these when you were younger? I feel like I used to drink these ALL THE TIME when I was a teen. Thought I was so bad-ass, too, 'cause I was like, "YEAH I'M A HARDCORE COFFEE DRINKER." Except it was just PURE SUGAR AND FAT. But so good. It's like chocolate milk, except with a touch of coffee...

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    1. Haha, nope. I probably couldn't justify spending $3-$4 on a bottle! Or more likely I wasn't interested and then ended up working as a barista making much yummier beverages and drinking coffee for free. Mmmmm

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