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    We Tried Weird Starbucks Menu Hacks And They Were Pretty Good

    A Cap'n Crunch drink? Yes.

    Hiiii guys, Nina and Lara here, and we asked the BuzzFeed Community to give us their best Starbucks hacks.


    And tbh, they delivered.

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    Cap'n Crunch Frappuccino


    How to make it: Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino + 2-3 pumps of toffee nut syrup

    Lara Parker/ Nina Mohan

    Lara's thoughts: I cannot emphasize to you enough how much this tastes like Cap'n Crunch. This is witchcraft. I felt like I was in Potions class at Hogwarts. Hermione made this drink!!! The best part about this drink is that it tastes delicious just like the cereal but spares your gums from bleeding after eating the crunchiest cereal in the world. This is DEFINITELY worth trying.

    Nina's thoughts: OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. This tastes EXACTLY like Cap'n Crunch. I'm seriously impressed by whoever came up with this recipe. It's delicious. It's liquid cereal in a cup! I pretty much only like coffee when it's super sweet and sugary, so this one really hit the spot for me. GO TRY IT.

    Peppermint Lemonade


    How to make it: Lemonade + 1 pump sweetener + 1 pump peppermint syrup

    Lara Parker/Nina Mohan

    Lara's thoughts: I really, really, really wanted to like this drink. I mean, I love the flavor of peppermint and I love lemonade. But together it tasted like some weird herb garden. You might as well just eat a plant, same thing really.

    Nina's thoughts: Nope. Nope. Nope. The mint flavor was too strong for me. It took away all the goodness of the lemonade. The aftertaste is way too earthy. If you can drink orange juice after brushing your teeth, you'd probably like this drink.

    Banana Split Frappuccino


    How to make it: Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino + a banana + 1 scoop java chips

    Lara Parker/ Nina Mohan

    Lara's thoughts: OK, first things first, this was tasty. Could it have been better? Yes. Could it have been worse? Also yes. It tasted like a banana split that needed a little bit more sugar. But my mouth definitely wasn't mad about drinking it. I would order this again and ask them to ADD MORE CHOCOLATE.

    Nina's thoughts: This was OK. I guess I expected something more reminiscent of ice cream. It wasn't as decadent as I was hoping it would be. I'd only drink it again if someone else bought it for me. But this did teach me that bananas and java chips are great additions to all Frappuccinos.

    Mint Chocolate Chip Frappuccino


    How to make it: 3 scoops matcha powder + 1 scoop protein powder + 2 pumps peppermint syrup + 2 pumps mocha powder + 2 scoops java chips + coconut milk with cream base + light whip + mocha drizzle on top

    Lara Parker/Nina Mohan

    Lara's thoughts: I wanted this to be so good. I really rooted for it, like Tyra. But just like Tiffany, this drink let me down. It tasted too protein-y and not enough mint chocolate chip-y. I would not order this again. But I will add java chips into every drink from now on.

    Nina's thoughts: OK, I only got a few sips of this drink in before I had to stop, because I realized there was coconut milk in it, which I am allergic to. However, the small taste I did get was not good. There's way too much going on. Why the fuck would you need protein powder in something that's supposed to be reminiscent of a dessert? It's unnecessary. Just get the Cap'n Crunch one and call it a day.

    Do you have your own Starbucks hack that is better than any of these? Leave it below. We're hungry.