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Starbucks Introduces Halloween Frappuccino: Beware the Frappula!

Halloween is Saturday, and that means little ghouls and ghosties showing up at your doorstep begging for candy to keep their sugar rush going.

If you're feeling a little jealous that kids get all the good stuff this time of year, worry not. Starbucks has heard your cries and has launched a new, scary beverage just in time for Halloween.

Introducing the Frappula Frappuccino (cue the spooky organ music, please).

The second in the coffee chain's Halloween series, the Frappula starts with white chocolate sauce, milk, and ice blended together. Then, layers of mocha and raspberry are added to give it an eerie red and black tinge. Finally, the drink is topped with whipped cream. The company is calling it fang-tastic, by the way.


The Frappula will fly into stores on October 28 and will haunt your local Starbucks only until October 31, when it will whisk away into the night. Canadian Starbucks will be able to get this frosty treat until November 1.

Of course, you can always ask your barista to make this special item any time of the year (as long as you know the recipe).

If you're traveling to Europe or Latin America this week, be sure to check out their slightly gorier cousin. The Vampire Frappuccino is a chocolate frappuccino oozing with strawberry sauce.

Looks like Starbucks is really hopping on the frappuccino-as-a-holiday-novelty bandwagon with the recent additions of special summer flavors like cotton candy and lemonade and a special birthday-cake version to celebrate its birthday.

With that in mind, we'll probably see a sweet-potato-pie frappuccino for Thanksgiving (mixing the PSL with some vanilla creme, perhaps) and a red, white, and green tribute to Elf come Christmas.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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