Hot on the heels of the runaway success of the Unicorn Frappuccino, Starbucks reportedly has a new drink in the works—one that they hope will go just as viral. While the coffee company is keeping mum on the subject, the Crystal Ball Frappuccino is rumored to make its debut this week.
The new limited edition drink is a turquoise-colored beverage that has a peach flavor (how counterintuitive!). It’s topped with loads of whipped cream and rock candy crystals (hence the name). This marbleized beauty has loads of Instagram potential, so expect it to be popping up in all your social media feeds in the near future.
Local baristas have already been posting pics as they prepare for the onslaught of customers demanding the super-sugary treat. According to some estimations, it should be released as early as this Thursday, so get ready to line up!
This new drink follows past novelty beverages such as the aforementioned Unicorn Frapp, as well as the Vampire Frappuccino, both of which proved to be marketing wins for the brand. Customers scrambled to drink and document these super-limited beverages, making them the latest culinary social currency. All these gimmicky menu items almost make up for the fact that they’re getting rid of their happy hour promotions. Almost. We still don’t forgive you for getting rid of that afternoon half-off sale!
But if you really want to make your friends envious, order a drink off Starbucks’ secret menu. Seriously, did you know you can actually ask for a Nutella Frapp? Or a Butter Beer Latte? You can check out our entire guide to all their unofficial (but totally legit) drink options. Cheers to the best coffee you never knew existed!
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