Will you try them?
Starbucks knows its customer base well. For years, people have been requesting (occasionally demanding) custom Frappuccino flavors off the "Secret Menu." And now, Starbucks has brought the six most popular of those flavors officially to life.
Personally, I have always hated the "Secret Menu" thing. When done right, it's great. You ask for a mocha Frappuccino with a shot of raspberry and a shot of vanilla syrup, boom: you've got your Red Velvet Frappuccino. Easy peasy.
But too often, people just walk in and demand "a red velvet Frappuccino," expecting the barista will automatically know what they are talking about, and get angry when they can't deliver. Don't expect the employees to know your weird internet flavor combination by name, people!
My other problem with Secret Menu items is that frankly, they are not very good. These six fan flavors are a great example. They all look too sweet, and some of them seem downright weird:
- Red Velvet
- Lemon Bar
- Cinnamon Roll
- Cotton Candy Crème
- Caramel Cocoa Cluster
- Cupcake Creme
Or maybe I'm just bitter because I can't have any of them! I'm allergic to wheat, and all six new flavors have either chips or vanilla bean base, both of which contain gluten.