Starbucks introduced Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccinos this week. The bad news for Americans? The drinks are only available in Australia for a limited time.The new dessert-flavored drink is available until April 6, 2015.
Starbucks describes the sweet beverage as “ice-cold creaminess swirled with our signature strawberry puree and a crunchy layer of cookie crumbles. Top it off with a decadent cheesecake-inspired whipped cream, swirls of strawberry sauce and a few shakes of more cookie crumbles for a tasty summer treat unlike any other. Let your inner child run free, and Say Yes to adventure by the sip.”
Are your mouths watering yet?
Other new drinks Starbucks has rolled out recently include the “chestnut praline latte” and the “flat white”. While those drinks sound “normal”, there have been unsavory sounding ones. How about Starbuck’s cheese flavored syrup? Someone had posted a photo of the bottle on Reddit, causing horrified reactions with many thinking it was a cheesy drink. Thankfully, a spokesperson from Starbucks clarified that the cheesy label was short for cheesecake.
However, there is a drink that was tested for real. Last November PepsiCo admitted they were working on Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew.
Starbucks Australia opened its first store in July 2000 in Sydney. Last May, it was reported that in 2008, the chain had losses totaling $100 million, leading the company to close 61 of 84 stores that year. It’s still not looking good because in 2014 Business Insider said the chain is a big flop in Australia.
On Tuesday evening Mashable posted a recent update on Starbucks and their Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino, giving a glimmer of hope.
A Starbucks rep stated that while the company currently has no plans to release the strawberry cheesecake frappuccino in the U.S., all hope is not lost.
“The strawberry cheesecake frappuccino was a fan favorite when it first debuted in China and Asia Pacific region last summer, which is why we brought it back this year, starting with Australia, where it is currently summer… We will continue to listen our customers’ feedback and look for opportunities to bring fan favorites from around the world to the U.S. market.”
Would you like to try the new Starbucks beverage Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino?[Photo Credit: Twitter]