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Here's What Starbucks' New Zombie Frappuccino Actually Tastes Like

Was it spooktacular? Or just plain spoopy?

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Hello fam! 2017 has been the year of the Instagram-worthy Starbucks beverages. Whether it's the Unicorn Frappuccino or the Ombré Pink Drink, the coffee chain always seems to be rolling out a pretty cup of SOMETHING to sip on.

So it wasn't surprising when we heard that just in time for Halloween, Starbucks was bringing to life a delightfully undead treat: the ZOMBIE Frappuccino.


According to Starbucks, the drink consists of a "ghastly green body made with Frappuccino Crème infused with flavors of tart apple and caramel and topped with pink whipped cream 'brains' and red mocha drizzle."

FYI...this is what the drink looks like in real life (or is that in real undeath...?):

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Naturally...we had to give it a try for ourselves, so we walked (Or ran? Or meandered? How do zombies move?) to the nearest Starbucks. Here's our reaction:

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Here's what Chris thought:

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Chris's thoughts: Wow, this zombie frap doesn't even taste like undead flesh, but I absolutely loved it anyway! I'm a big fan of caramel apples and this definitely had that vibe to it. It's a little more sour than expected, but there's also a strong mocha taste that I think balances things out so it's not too tart. I dig the taste, and I think it'd look pretty on Instagram, which are the qualities many folks look for in a beverage.

Rating: 4.5/5

Here's what Sam thought:

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Sam's thoughts: The drink is so pretty...but unfortunately doesn't taste as good as it looks. I don't know WHAT I was expecting it to taste like (I didn't check the flavor profile before sipping) but I would describe the drink as "generic sweet/sour." It's not bad, per se, but I think it would taste a lot better without the red mocha (what even IS red mocha) and caramel flavors.

Rating: 2.5/5

The Zombie Frappuccino will be available at Starbucks through October 31, or while supplies last...and we know you're DYING to get one!