Thursday, 4 June 2015
#FOODGASM : Starbucks Junkie (:
It only felt right to make my first foodie post be about my all time favourite addiction Starbucks. It's hard to believe that I survived 17 years of my life without it. Did you know that Starbucks opened their first store at Seattle in 1971 and only sold coffee beans and coffee making equipment? Like woah I was amazed when I found out about this. Imagine if Howard Schultz who was hired as Director of Retail Operations didn't think of selling drinks rather than just beans and machines? We wouldn't be having our heavenly cups of Starbucks today!
Anyways, enough about the history. My first cup of Starbucks was a Mocha Frappucino but now I've moved on to the Coffee Frappucino cause I got immune to the mocha, like it didn't wake me up anymore. For all you coffee addicts though there's the Espresso Frappucino which is just woah too damn strong for me. It left me with a bitter after taste that I wasn't comfortable with. AND WHIP CREAM is the bomb! I can literally get diabetes from just looking at it. It's extra whip cream for me ALWAYS!
Starbucks also comes up with new limited edition drinks from time to time. The most recent ones were the Summer Frappucinos - Summer Berry Panna Cotta and Dark Mocha Panna Cotta which sold out nationwide. Panna cotta is a creamy Italian dessert that's kinda like pudding but wayyy better. The Summer Berry consisted of a blend of blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, strawberries, milk, and ice sitting atop a layer of panna cotta pudding, finished with whipped cream and a sweet berry drizzle. Ordering the Dark Mocha gets you a blend of coffee, espresso, and ice on top of a layer of panna cotta, garnished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of dark mocha powder. But if you have missed out on that, have no fear cause there is definitely more to come.
There's also a secret menu (how could you do this to us Starbucks?) Some of the drinks in the secret menu would be Honey Vanilla Mocha Frappucino, Cotton Candy Frappucino, Nutella Frappucino and like so many more. However it depends on the branch if they have the ingredients for the secret menu so all the best trying your luck and do let me know if you try them (:
Lemme know if you wanna grab a cuppa cause I'm always up for Starbucks ♥