A very nice way to add a little festive flavor to your Frappuccino.
As the holiday season approaches, Starbucks is inviting its customers in Japan for limited-edition Frappuccinos and an assortment of drinkware… and now there’s the customization option everyone’s talking about.
In 2020 and 2021, the personalization of the season included a chain shaped chocolate Bearista character, but this year it is a sweet addition cute gingerbread character.
▼ Or, as Starbucks describes it, “Gingerbread cookies Customize“, priced at 55 yen ($0.40).
According to the chain, customers can add any number of gingerbread cookies to their drinks, but our Starbucks pro K. Masami knows that less is more, so she decided to add one to her Soy Vanilla Cream Frappuccino.
▼ She also added chai and cinnamon to the mix, totaling 510 yen.
When Masami received her drink, her eyes shone with childish joy at the sight of the little gingerbread. She was leaning against the whipped cream topping like a happy child in the snow.
Of course, Masami couldn’t devour the sweet gingerbread right away, so instead she let him keep her company with a frappuccino.
▼ The cookie may have been small, but at first glance it was large.
By the time she reached the bottom of her drink, her little gingerbread looked like it was sinking, so she finally felt sorry for him and decided to help him out of his misery.
She felt a little sick after biting the head off her Starbucks companion, but that feeling quickly faded as the sweet, spicy taste of sugar and ginger hit her taste buds.
Masami thinks it was a much tastier personalization compared to last year’s Bearista chocolate. Also, unlike chocolate, you don’t have to worry about these cookies melting, so you can even add them to hot drinks for extra gingerbread flavor.
Masami’s only regret is that she didn’t add more cookies to her drink so she could enjoy the extra portions of gingerbread all the time. But then again, having more heads to bite off would make it even harder to consume!
However you feel like biting off the heads of the cookie characters, they will only be in this deadly coil for a limited time until December 25, when Christmas Frappuccinos and Christmas Web Treats will also be off the menu.
Happy munching everyone!