Thursday, May 2, 2013

Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

what do we have here!?!
As a man of carriage, few things in this world makes one of us frothing at the mouth, sugar crazed, red blooded Americans more excited than a new Frappuccino from Seattle's own Starbucks.  Rumor had been going around for a few weeks about the possibility of something new from the Lords of Caffeine, but was only proven true by a little inside knowledge a few days prior to its release. So yesterday, we drove the FGFB mobile as fast as we could to Starbucks, and went on a completely different wild ride altogether.

my ink stained hands holding what Bloomberg is surely to ban in NYC

Taking the first pull of this, what some would refer to as a drink, was like jamming an entire cakes worth of caramel and whip cream, concentrating it down to a liquid form, and filling your mouth with it. I was shocked how incredibly sweet it was. Obviously I'm not sure what I expected when I got one of these, maybe something a tad more tame, something not so wild, something not so Arkham Asylum insane. I liken the flavor of this drink, which I'm not even sure why there's any coffee in it at all, to basically swigging down melted caramel marshmallows, and then ending each pull with caramel sugar explosions in your mouth. I was informed by the barista that they've heard that it becomes easier to take down as you make your way to the bottom of the drink. I find that barrista's the world 'round should be revered for their infinite wisdom, because that's exactly what happened. May I present to you, The Four Levels of Ribbon Caramel Crunch:


I was so blown away at this latest Frappuccino by the end, that I'm having a hard time really remembering the first three stages, but all that really matters, 
is the last. And I have to tell you, I love
this "drink". 



  1. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person in the atlantic northeast who *still* prefers DD to starbucks...this flavor IS good though(maybe I'm just poor and angry?).

    1. judging by the sheer amount of dunkin donuts, I don't think you're the only one. We don't know many people who do though...