During this past Halloween season Starbucks released another limited edition Frappuccino, the Zombie Frappuccino. I've missed on out their past trendy drinks such as the Unicorn Frappuccino, so I decided why not try this one to see what these fun Frapps are all about. Unfortunately, the Zombie Frappuccino is no longer available, as it lasted from October 26-31.

My Impulsive Order

Honestly, I was a little scared, and not because of the zombie aspect. I've heard that the other drinks were weird and too sugary, and I didn't want a stomach ache. As I was in line, planning on getting my favorite order, the Passion Tea, I saw the advertisement again for the new drink. I heard it'd be at participating locations, and apparently, the Starbucks in my school library was one of them. It was now or never. As I ordered my drink I felt a little dumb and self-conscious and I swore they were judging me, but hey, it's on the menu. "Uh, do you have that zombie thing?" I said, unsure of myself.

I was hoping that the drink would be as colorful as it was in the advertisement, since that's not always the case with these things, and it actually was, although the whipped cream was a little lighter in color, I was still impressed. 

Tasting Time

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It was now time for the taste test. To my surprise, it was really good. It had a tropical feel to it, and reminded me of the green Naked juice in a way, but I'm sure it was much less healthy. The drink was refreshing and not over the top, as I had feared it might be.

According to Starbucks' website, the drink contained tart apple and caramel flavor as well as a red mocha drizzle. The drizzle was syrup-y and reminded me of a chocolate dessert with strawberry sauce, though I probably thought of strawberry since it was red. It added some decadence to the drink that I felt was otherwise not rich, which was a nice balance.

Towards the end of my drink all that was left was the whipped cream and the sauce. This all by itself was not as enjoyable, and I wished I still had more of the actual drink left. I could've probably done with a lot less of the whipped cream, especially at this point. I wanted to get more of that syrup and lick the sides of my cup, but 22 is too old for that kind of behavior, at least in a public place.

The Verdict

Overall, I was really shocked by how much I enjoyed this drink and I couldn't get over it. Well done, Starbucks. I hope the Zombie Frappucino will make another appearance next Halloween, but Maybe I'll ask for no whipped cream. Not everyone had the same experience however. Check out this article if you want another point of view on the Zombie Frappuccino.

There's no denying Starbucks is keeping the trends coming. An "It" Frappuccino was reportedly being served this Halloween season as well, however only in California and it was off-menu. I can't wait to see the next thing they come up with, and after this, I'm even more willing to give it a try.