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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.

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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.

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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."

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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

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