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That’s what this trio of new multi-layered Frappuccinos bring to the table. Each new drink, all of which are now being released into participating Starbucks stores across Asia, contains a third layer at the bottom that we wouldn’t expect to find.
Layered at the base of this new Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino is… well, an Irish cream-flavored coffee pudding. The pudding is topped with a coffee Frappuccino and an espresso whipped cream coated with fine espresso grounds. Overall, you get silky pudding, cold and frothy Frapp, and light yet airy cream in each sip (if it’s possible to sip the pudding, that is).
This Matcha Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino is an curious tribute to milk tea shops that combines Asian and British teas into one. The base is a layer of Earl Grey jelly that’s topped off with matcha Frappuccino, whipped cream, and matcha powder. While I’ve never tried the combo of Earl Grey and matcha, it definitely seems interesting enough to give it a shot.
Starbucks is rounding out its new Asian drinks with this hype Banana Split Frappuccino. While there is a “secret menu” version of this drink here in the US, it’s barely similar to this more complex beverage. A bottom layer of strawberry whipped cream sets the base for a banana mocha Frappuccino that’s topped off with vanilla whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and waffle pieces.
Meant to appeal to Asian audiences that are looking for a variety of textures in what they consume, these unique drinks are definitely out-of-the-box when it comes to creativity. And that’s impressive for a company that’s developed wacky creations like the Unicorn Frappuccino.