The Sip: The Return of the S’mores Frappuccino

The coffee chain takes on the campfire treat, with mixed results. 

April 25, 2019

By Candice Lipski

At what age do people stop liking frappuccinos? It must be the age where their old, bitter souls can’t stand the sugary delight that frappuccinos are (or their stomachs can’t handle all the dairy and their waists can’t handle the calorie overload). 

I, personally, still take them quite seriously. Every summer I choose a cold Starbucks beverage to drink too many of. Three years ago it was iced caramel machiattos (okay, not a frap. But have you tried one? No? You should. They’re still my favourite). Two years ago, it was a simple coffee Frappuccino—but baristas can never seem to make them quite right. And last year, Starbucks rolled out their Ultra Caramel Frappuccino. The cold-brew-infused whip cream is a #gamechanger (even though they always seem to not have it?). I guess these were so popular that they decided to permanently keep them on their menu. 

(Photo: Starbucks)

Anyway, now that we’ve established that I’ll never have a six-pack-ab summer bod thanks to my addiction, let’s talk about the infamous S’mores Frappucino. It was gone for a year, and now it’s making a comeback (available on April 30), apparently by popular demand. And TBH, I hate that I love it.

Should we call it a drink, or a meal? Coming in at 490 calories for a grande size, this Frappuccino has marshmallow-infused whip, milk chocolate sauce and a graham cracker crumble to top it off. As someone in the office said, and I quote, “It actually KINDA tastes like a s’more.” I’m inclined to believe that if you were to make yourself a s’more and eat it alongside a cup of coffee, it would taste just like this. It’s no doubt over-the-top, and I’d guess that this bad boy would be too sweet for the average adult, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like it.

So, if you’re reading this reminiscing about the good old days sitting around a fire whilst your cousin sings “Sweet Home Alabama” way off-key, getting covered in marshmallows and chocolate… head to the closest Starbs (is this what the kids these days are calling it?) and sip down this heavy, sweet, stomachache-inducing treat.

You may or may not regret it. 

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