Food review: Night of the living frappuccino

Valeree Del Guidice

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Available through October 31, the Zombie Frappuccino is Starbucks’ latest holiday concoction, and it’s available on campus. It is a green caramel apple drink with a dark mocha drizzle and pink whip cream and is made to look like a zombie.

I got in line at the on-campus Starbucks at 11:06 a.m. It was 11:14 a.m. when I made it to the cash register. Four minutes later, I walked out with a grande Zombie Frappuccino.

At first glance, the Zombie Frappuccino did not look like something I would enjoy. Aesthetically, it does live up to its name. The green base looks like old-Hollywood zombie skin, the dark mocha drizzle looks like dripping blood, and the pink whip cream looks like exposed brain matter.

After trying it, I can say that there were parts of the Frappuccino I enjoyed and others I didn’t. I enjoyed the green caramel apple drink and the dark mocha drizzle. The green caramel apple drink tasted like a candy apple or apple-flavored Jolly Ranchers. The dark mocha drizzle tasted like raspberry chocolate syrup.

I did not enjoy the pink whip cream. At first taste, there was a chocolate-like flavor. The longer the whip cream sat on my tongue, the heavier it got. By the time I could swallow the whip cream, I felt like throwing up.

Overall, the Zombie Frappuccino was a good drink. I would recommend getting it without the whip cream, though.

A tall Zombie Frappuccino has 190 calories and 35g of sugar. A grande Zombie Frappuccino has 290 calories and 54g of sugar. A venti Zombie Frappuccino has 390 calories and 70g of sugar.

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