I Tried The “Pokémon GO” Frappuccino

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When the “Pokémon GO” app was released in the summer of 2016, Starbucks shortly after came out with a sweet, fruity drink inspired by the game to generate hype around it. Living in Canada, the drink was never released here, and since then has been discontinued in the United States. But I really wanted to try it! Being both a Starbucks and Pokémon fan, I loved the collaboration and was disappointed that it never made its way into Canada.

However, many of Starbucks’ discontinued and fan-inspired beverages end up on the infamous “Secret Menu“, a place where coffee lover’s imaginations run wild and the possibilities are endless.  After researching exactly what makes up a “Pokémon GO” Frappucino®, I headed to my local Starbucks and placed my order.

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If you want to try ordering this drink, ask for—a venti vanilla bean Frappuccino® with 3 pumps of raspberry syrup and 2 scoops of berries. If ordering a tall or grande size, ask for only 2 pumps or raspberry syrup and 1 scoop of berries. 

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The verdict? This drink was absolutely scrumptious! The sugary sweetness of the vanilla bean powder mixed with the tartness of the berries delivered a sweet and fruity beverage, perfect for a hot day or an afternoon pick-me-up. Give it a try—you won’t be disappointed!

And if you want to take a look at every Starbucks Frappuccino® ever released, click here (this is what I use to order drinks that are discontinued because it tells you what syrups and flavors go into them!) →
https://refinery29.com/en-us/starbucks-frappuccino-flavors


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Frappuccino With Cake Pop Blended In: REVIEW

Hey everyone! I hope you have all had an amazing summer. I haven’t made a single post since April and it’s because a lot of crazy stuff has been happening in my life lately. (Which some of you may know about if you follow my YouTube channel). Some bad, some good. Anyway, enough about that, that will be in another blog post!

So anyway, you guys know I am obsessed with all things Starbucks, right? I’ve always loved frappuccinos and cake pops and always hear about cake pops being blended in to the frappuccino to create some kind of super drink yet I’ve never tried it myself. But this summer I tried a lot of different things at Starbucks, including, (but not limited to), Affogato style shots, bananas blended in, espresso shots, different powders, and different syrups. Therefore I decided tonight would be a good night to try a cake pop blended in to my favourite drink.

Now normally I do get the venti size (because go big or go home), but since I’m not made of money and cake pops are $2.00 I decided to go with a grande mocha frappuccino and get a chocolate cake pop blended in. Total = $7.80 

But totally worth it.

I know a lot of people prefer vanilla bean frappuccinos with a birthday cake pop blended in, but me being a lover of all things chocolate and coffee decided to get the mocha frappuccino and blend in a chocolate cake pop. I am so happy I did, it was delicious. However if you do go for a venti size, it will take 2 to 3 cake pops to get the same effect as a grande with 1 cake pop did.

Similar to java chips but a lot better in my opinion. There’s no cake chunks as it is thoroughly blended but every last sip is loaded with delicious, cake flavour, and once in a while you get the odd cake bit to enjoy. My final verdict is: You need to get out there and try one. 

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A Thank You Note To Coffee

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Dear Coffee:

Thank you for always being delicious. Thanks for always brightening my mood. Thanks for coming in many different flavours and types. Thank you for making me more perky in the morning, and more lively at night. Thank you for helping me with homework, while writing my book, and even while writing this blog. Thanks for being at a Starbucks so close to my house. Thank you for being a caramel, hazelnut, mocha, and salted caramel mocha frappucino. Oh, and thanks for being an iced cap at Tim Hortons. And that occasional double-double during cold days. Thanks for warming me up in the winter; thanks for cooling me down in the summer. Hey, thank you for being there even in spring and fall! I don’t care if you’re $1, or if you’re over $5. I will buy you Coffee, because we are meant to be together. Thanks for always looking pretty, and thanks for always bringing a smile onto my face. Thanks for giving me a nice place to sit down with friends to laugh while you’re there with us, making the times grow even better. Thank you for making me happy and never disappointing me. Even when you’re not in your best state, you still give me a little boost. Thanks for being all sorts of things . . . Bitter, sweet, salty. Coffee, even your plain self is delightful and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love you Coffee in all of your forms! I couldn’t go a single day without your presence!

THANK YOU COFFEE!

Love,

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❤ ~ True Confessions of a Coffeeholic ~ ❤