Posts Tagged ‘Starbucks’


Saturday, June 17th, 2017

And you thought that the Unicorn Frappucino was a rare encounter … what if you were one of the lucky Starbucks’ customers served by Lady Gaga?  The singer went behind the counter to promote StarbucksCups of Kindness Collection.  Flavors such as New Matcha Lemonade, New Violet Drink, Ombré Pink Drink, and Prink Drink will be available in the US until Monday, June 19th.  Starbucks will contribute 25 cents of each sale to The Born This Way Foundation, Gaga’s charity.

“We’re healthier and happier when we live our lives with compassion and our communities are stronger when we treat one another with generosity and respect,” Gaga shared in a prepared statement.  “Born This Way Foundation and I are so excited to partner with Starbucks to help inspire positivity and love through the Cups of Kindness collection.”  The singer also revealed that the Matcha Lemonade was her favorite!


Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

For a limited time only, Starbucks has released its Unicorn Frappuccino blended beverage.  Considered the mood ring of frozen treats, the color-changing, flavor-fleeting treat will only be available in the US, Canada, and Mexico from April 19th through the 23rd.  According to Starbucks, the beverage “is made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle,” and is finished with vanilla whipped cream and “a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.”


Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Those unfamiliar with Starbucks‘ “secret menu” (you know, the one that only true Staristas know about) will be thrilled learned that the cat is now out of the bag.  The coffee chain’s cult-favorite “Medicine Ball” (or “Cold Buster”) will soon be available to everyone, thanks to a couple of canny Instagram posts gone-viral.  According to Fortune, the coveted beverage, which is believed to be a powerful combination of Jade Citrus Mint Tea, Peach Tranquility Tea, hot water, steamed lemonade, and finished with a little honey (and an optional pump of peppermint), was first brought to management’s attention in a grassroots-kind-of-way.  One store manager reported to the Starbucks’ internal messaging system that it was receiving more than twenty orders of the secret-recipe per day.  Shortly thereafter, nearly forty other store managers noted a similar appetite for the mysterious concoction from its customers.  At last week’s shareholder’s meeting, Starbucks president and COO, Kevin Johnson, announced that the Medicine Ball would officially join its roster, standardizing its recipe and allowing for a more consistent customer experience.  But is it really the cure-all reported on social media?  The verdict is still out …