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We Tried The Newest Starbucks Fruitcake Drink And It Was Questionable

'Tis the season!

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Hello friends! Everyone knows the holidays are the BEST time of the year — presents, snow, and videos of logs burning on a loop galore!

But there is one bad part of December — fruitcake. Honestly, we ALL would rather find coal under our tree than be the recipient of a fruitcake.

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So when Starbucks announced today that they were selling Fruitcake Frappuccinos for a limited run, we were more than a little intrigued...and knew we had to put our stomachs to the test.

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Let's say the ingredients are a little creative — hazelnut creme, cinnamon, caramel, dried fruit, and matcha.

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Altogether, it doesn't make for the prettiest drink — but looks aren't everything.

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Let's just say the Fruitcake Frappuccino might be on the Naughty List this year...

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Lara's thoughts:

I don't know what I thought would happen with this. I don't like fruitcake. WHY WOULD I LIKE A FRUITCAKE FLAVORED DRINK? Turns out I wouldn't. Although, I gotta be honest, the amount of sugar in this drink makes it pretty tasty. Like it's 75% tasty and totally doable. It really wasn't that bad! Would I order it again? No. But it's worth trying if only to let your tastebuds know there's still new flavors to explore. Final score: 6/10. I appreciate the creativity but don't appreciate the severe aftertaste (and probable stomachache).
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I don't know what I thought would happen with this. I don't like fruitcake. WHY WOULD I LIKE A FRUITCAKE FLAVORED DRINK? Turns out I wouldn't. Although, I gotta be honest, the amount of sugar in this drink makes it pretty tasty. Like it's 75% tasty and totally doable. It really wasn't that bad! Would I order it again? No. But it's worth trying if only to let your tastebuds know there's still new flavors to explore.

Final score: 6/10. I appreciate the creativity but don't appreciate the severe aftertaste (and probable stomachache).

Sam's thoughts:

I'm more of a black coffee type of guy — I want my coffee to make me feel less dead inside, not give me diabetes. So my hopes were low for the Fruitcake Frappuccino. It didn't help that the green matcha on top made it look like the Grinch accidentally spit on the whipped cream. As for the taste, it actually wasn't THAT bad — definitely overwhelmingly sweet and with a weird aftertaste, but it definitely could have been worse. Final score: 4/10. All in all, I'd rather have this Frappuccino than a real fruitcake — but that isn't saying much.
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I'm more of a black coffee type of guy — I want my coffee to make me feel less dead inside, not give me diabetes. So my hopes were low for the Fruitcake Frappuccino. It didn't help that the green matcha on top made it look like the Grinch accidentally spit on the whipped cream. As for the taste, it actually wasn't THAT bad — definitely overwhelmingly sweet and with a weird aftertaste, but it definitely could have been worse.

Final score: 4/10. All in all, I'd rather have this Frappuccino than a real fruitcake — but that isn't saying much.

So there you have it: You might not want a Fruitcake Frappuccino in your stocking...but sipping on one isn't the worst thing in the world, either.

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