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Starbucks Dropped a New Frappuccino, and It Tastes Like a Thin Mint

Starbucks just announced a new Frappuccino that’ll make you forget allabout the Unicorn Frapp. The new drink is called the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, and it’s a Thin Mint lover’s dream.

The layered beverage is made with scoops of extra-dark cocoa that’s blended with coffee, milk, and ice. The drink is also infused with cooling mint sugar ~crystals~ and a layer of whipped cream, then topped with even more whipped cream and an additional dusting of dark cocoa. Damn.

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While it’s not hot pink and bright blue like the Unicorn Frappuccino, beverage development manager Ryan Coombes said in a press release that the drink “taps into the dark food trend popular in social media.” I see you, Starbucks, feeding our social media hungry souls (CC: goth ice cream).

Now, let’s get down to the important stuff: the taste and Instagram potential.

The Unicorn Frappuccino, while beautiful, was sweet and tart and not for everyone — so you’ll be happy know that if you like chocolate desserts, you’ll probably be into this chocolate mint Frapp.

When I gave the Midnight Mint Mocha a try, it was so damn good that I had to ask someone else to try it to confirm it wasn’t wishful thinking.

The drink tastes like someone stole the box of Thin Mints I have stashed away in my kitchen cabinet and made a Frappuccino out of it. Which, as it turns out, is a brilliant idea.

For taste, I’d give it an 8 out of 10. While it tastes like dessert, it’s very sweet — I’d recommend a tall if you’re sensitive to sugary treats.

As for how Insta-worthy it is, I give it a 6/10. It could definitely make a great Insta, as Coombes said, but you need good lighting — and to get your shot before the whipped cream melts.

You can try the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino for yourself beginning May 2 and throughout the summer until supplies last.

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In addition to the new creative drink, Starbucks is bringing back the S’mores Frappuccino. Both beverages come out in time for Frappy Hour (officially named Frappuccino Happy Hour) which starts May 5 and runs until May 14. During Frappy Hour, you can get ~any~ Frapp half-off, no matter what flavor or size.

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