10 Starbucks Frappuccinos You Can't Buy in America
Frappuccino fans, it's time to wish your favorite blended beverage a happy 20th birthday.
On Wednesday, Starbucks announced it would be selling a Birthday Cake Frappuccino from March 26 to March 30, to celebrate the drink's 20th anniversary. The drink blends vanilla bean and hazelnut flavors and is topped with raspberry-infused whipped cream.
The Birthday Cake Frappuccino prompted us to wonder what other quirky Frappuccino flavors Starbucks has served around the world. Here are 10 of our favorite icy creations crafted from Brazil to Japan that you won't find at your local coffee joint.
1. Chocolate Brownie Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino in Japan
Crumbling baked goods in Frappuccinos is becoming a trend around with world with items like the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino and the Chunky Cookie Frappuccino. Unsurprisingly, Japan was a head of the trend, with the Chocolate Brownie Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino, a treat that blended chocolate brownie pieces into a green tea Frappuccino.
2. Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino in AustraliaA recent addition to Starbucks' extensive international Frappuccino list, the Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino launched in Australia in January. The drink prompted an internet frenzy when a Reddit user posed an image of "cheese flavored syrup" prior to the Frappuccino's launch. Fortunately, a Starbucks representative assured the public that the "cheese" was actually a "cheesecake" flavor, to be used in this beverage, not an ingredient in a Mac and Cheese Frappuccino.
3. Orange Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino in JapanZoolander's infamous Orange Mocha Frappuccino is a reality in Japan. The beverage tops a pretty traditional mocha Frappuccino with orange whipped cream, orange peel and orange sugar. The drink hit Starbucks in Japan this January.
4. Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino in ChinaThe Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino is huge in Starbucks shops in China and Pacific Asia. Basically, the drink is a traditional Green Tea Frappuccino with whole red beans scooped on top. The drink is so popular that Starbucks locations in Hong Kong released a matching muffin in the summer 2014.
5. Hojicha Frappuccino with Earl Grey Jelly in Japan
Coffee and tea jelly is an Asian gelatin delicacy that has not yet caught on in the U.S. In this Frappuccino, Starbucks blends a Frappuccino flavored with Hojicha, a green tea, with jelly made from Earl Grey tea.