Starbucks New Caramel Ribbon Crunch and Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccinos

Starbucks has two new featured frappuccinos that have been released for the Summer months. Since they are currently doing their frappuccino happy hour half price promotion, I figured it would be a good time to try them out.

Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

The caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino is the first new drink. I ordered mine made with soy and no whip. This drink differs from the regular caramel frappuccino because it has four different types of caramel in the drink. They blend a caramel shot into the drink and then it is topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, whipped cream , regular caramel drizzle, and a crunchy sugar topping. Sounds like caramel overload right?

It actually wasn’t as heavy as I was expecting and I liked it better than their regular caramel frappuccino. This version was still sweet and sugary, but it had a darker more rich caramel flavour than the original one.

I also loved the crunchy sugary caramel bits. I like anything that gives a bit of texture to the drink.

Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

Their other feature is the mocha cookie crumble frappuccino, which was also available last summer. This drink is made with mocha sauce, vanilla flavour, and chocolate chips all blended up. It is then topped with a chocolate whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles. I also ordered this drink made with soy and no whip and I asked them to just use half of the amount of mocha syrup.

The flavour of this drink is rich and chocolately and it definitely does remind you of eating a cookie. I like the bits of chocolate that are throughout the drink and the crunch they add.

I ordered it made with half the amount of mocha syrup because I always find that all of the mocha drinks at Starbucks are too watery. Even with half of the syrup, this drink was still too watery. It was almost completely liquid and not the icy blended texture that I look for in a frappuccino. Given this texture problem, I don’t think I will order this drink again.

My final verdict on the new frapps is that the caramel ribbon crunch is a delicious and indulgent desserty option and worth a try if you have a sweet tooth. The mocha cookie crumble tastes good, but from my experiences, the liquid and ice ratios are off so I wouldn’t recommend it.

Recommendation:

Yes, for the caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino, and no for the mocha cookie crumble.

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