Here’s something to sink your fangs into.
Since the unicorn fad has officially died (R.I.P. pink glittery goodness), Starbucks has decided to capitalize on our next impending holiday, Halloween, with a Mr. and Mrs. Vampire Frappuccino. The sugar-filled duo will be available until Oct. 31 in Singapore, Norway, Sweden, and the U.K, which may seem like extremely disappointing news for those of us in the States until you hear about the rumored Zombie Frappuccino.
Scheduled to drop on Oct. 26, some naughty baristas have confirmed the details of a lime green concoction that contains “green apple caramel powder and pink powder” topped with brains-esque pink whipped cream and a pink mocha drizzle. Needless to say, it’s the perfect fall beverage to coincide with the season eight premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
If you’re still leaning more towards blood (the imitation strawberry kind, we hope), Starbucks Singapore’s website has released the details of its Dracula-inspired blends: “Both these fang-tastic beverages start off with a layer of mocha sauce and a dollop of whipped cream on the bottom. With Mr. Vampire Frappuccino, chocolatey cereal is layered on top while Mrs. Vampire Frappuccino sees sweet vanilla added to the mix. Both drinks are then finished with blood red strawberry purée oozing from the rim and are topped with whipped cream.”
Who knew that chocolate was the dessert of choice for our spooky, caped friends? The bright red strawberry obviously makes sense (though a seeping cherry cordial makes even more sense), but chocolate? Who came up with that? It certainly confirms that the sweet treat is one of the best foods of all time..of all time. (Even Kanye would have to agree.) And you know what else is great about chocolate? There’s absolutely no trace of garlic. At least in this beverage.
“You’re welcome, vampires.” – Starbucks, probably.