Starbucks this week began serving unveiled their annual special drink for Halloween – the Witch’s Brew Frappucino.
The Halloween drink is a purple and green Frappucino with a purple blend of “toad’s breath” (orange flavored powder) and a swirl of green “bat warts” (chia seeds). A topping of vanilla whipped cream and dusting of green “lizard scale” powder finishes the beverage.
“We wanted to create a flavor that you might enjoy at a Halloween party,” said Jennica Robinson from Starbucks beverage development team. “It gets a little bit of juicy-ness from the orange flavor.”
Chilling new Frappuccino beverages have become a fun Halloween tradition at Starbucks. The Franken Frappuccino blended beverage first came to life in 2014, followed by the Frappula Frappuccino blended beverage in 2015 and 2016 and Zombie Frappuccino blended beverage in 2017.
“Starbucks loves to celebrate Halloween, and each year our Frappuccino brings something different to the season,” said Robinson. “We started with Frappula, which was inspired by an old-school horror movie. Zombie Frappuccino was like the walking dead, a little ghastly. Witch’s Brew is very fun, vibrant, bubbly, the life of the party.”
The drink is available starting October 25, 2018. For more details see: Starbucks Witch’s Brew Frappucino.
Halloween Treats & Tunes
Starbucks has more ways to get into the Halloween spirit with tunes from Starbucks Halloween playlist and spooky treats in stores, available for a limited time while supplies last.
- Mummy Cake Pop: Vanilla cake pop dressed up as a mummy for Halloween with glowing green eyes and dipped in a chocolaty coating.
- NEW Raccoon Sugar Cookie: A whimsical, woodland critter by way of a buttery iced sugar cookie. Catch one while you can!
- Starbucks Halloween Party Playlist on Spotify: Liven up your party with a fun and eclectic playlist on Spotify with ghosts, vampires, zombies and werewolves.
Pumpkin Spice Latte for 2018 arrived at Starbucks on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
You can find the Starbucks PSL announcement on Facebook and on the Starbucks Home Page. The Facebook announcement has comments from almost 10,000 happy (mostly) customers.
Also back are Caramel Mocha Frappucino and Pumpkin Spice Cream.
Starbucks PSL in Grocery Stores
Now available in many grocery stores are these Starbucks Pumpkin Spice products:
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cookie Straws: “Waiting inside each toasted, white chocolatey rolled wafer cookie is a luscious layer of rich, white chocolate and pumpkin spices. Availability & Pricing: The suggested retail price is $6.99 for a container of 20 cookie straws, available at select retailers.”
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee K-Cup Pods: “This cozy fall coffee is radiant with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg that come to life in our lightest roast. Availability & Pricing: The suggested retail prices is $9.99 for 10-count, $11.99 for 16-count, where you buy groceries.”
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte: “Embrace the cozy delights of a Starbucks fall favorite on the go. Enticing notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices meet bold espresso and creamy milk in a delicious expression of the season. Availability & Pricing: The suggested retail price is $2.79 for a 14-oz. bottle where you buy groceries.”
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee: “This new fall coffee is radiant with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg that come to life in our lightest roast coffee. Add a splash of cream and a bit of sugar to best evoke the familiar flavors inspired by our Pumpkin Spice Latte. Availability & Pricing: The suggested retail price is $9.99 for 11-oz. bag where you buy groceries.”
For more details see the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Fact Sheet.