It's a truth universally acknowledged that when you order a frappuccino from Starbucks, you're essentially drinking a dessert in liquid form. So, instead of pandering to the "it's a coffee!" crowd, Starbucks Japan have gone the whole hog and stuck a pie right on top of their latest frap. It's a dessert guys, deal with it.
Named the American Cherry Pie Frappuccino, the decadent drink combines cherry sauce with a vanilla-flavored cream base and whipped cream, all topped off with a pie crust in the shape of Starbucks’s dome lids. A straw is then poked into a hole at the top of the lid, meaning you can drink the entire thing before shovelling the slightly soggy pie crust into your pie hole. Sounds great, doesn't it?
Despite the name, there are no plans to roll these drinks out in the US or Canada any time soon. A Starbucks spokesperson told Eater: “We don’t have plans to release the American Cherry Pie Frappuccino in the U.S. right now, but as always we continue to listen our customers’ feedback and look for opportunities to bring fan favorites from around the world to the U.S.”
If you want to get your tastebuds on one of these beauties, I'm afraid you're going to have to be quick, because they're limited edition and only available from April 13 to May 16 in stores around Japan. They'll set you back 640 yen, which works out at around $5.78 USD. Not bad for what is essentially a drink and dessert smushed together into one.