MILWAUKEE — Starbucks introduced six new Frappuccino flavors on Monday, June 8th based on their customers’ requests.
From cinnamon roll to lemon bar, the new dessert-themed offerings will also be competing for the title of “Fan Favorite” in a voting competition that will kick off June 19th.
The new flavors will be permanently added to Starbucks’ menu. However, the flavor that proves most popular will be offered at a discount from July 3rd-6th, when a Grande (16 oz) will cost $3. A Grande usually costs about $3.95, though prices vary by store.
“Over the years we have seen many creative recipes from our customers, and the six Fan Flavor Frappuccino beverages featured in the Flav-Off contest represent a few of the most popular recipes,” Starbucks marketing director Renee Jones said in a press release.
Starbucks is rolling out the new flavors to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Frappuccino — which was launched at a San Fernando Valley, California store back when Starbucks had fewer than 300 locations.
The idea came from district manager Dina Campion (now with the company’s digital team), who noticed other local shops offering blended coffee beverages in 1993.
The name came from The Coffee Connection, a Boston company acquired by Starbucks that used to make them with soft-serve ice cream, according to Starbucks’ website. By the summer of 1995, the Starbucks version of a Frappuccino was a nationwide offering.
20 years later, the Frappucino is offered in 34 flavors. Here’s a look at all six new Frapps:
1. Caramel Cocoa Cluster
The blend: toffee nut syrup + coffee + milk + ice + whipped cream + caramel sauce
Calories: 470 in a Grande
2. Cinnamon Roll
The blend: cinnamon dolce syrup + coffee + white chocolate mocha sauce + vanilla bean + whipped cream + cinnamon dolce sprinkles
Calories: 510 in a Grande
3. Cotton Candy
The blend: vanilla bean + raspberry syrup + milk + ice + whipped cream
Calories: 430 in a Grande
The blend: vanilla bean + hazelnut syrup + milk + ice + whipped cream
Calories: 420 in a Grande
5. Lemon Bar
The blend: lemonade + vanilla syrup + milk + ice + whipped cream + sprinkle of caramel sugar
Calories: 350 in a Grande
6. Red Velvet
The blend: mocha sauce + raspberry syrup + vanilla syrup + Frappuccino chips + milk + ice + whipped cream
Calories: 480 in a Grande