Starbucks has gone crazy with the seasonal drinks this summer. With frappucino flavors ranging from caramel waffle cone to Japanese cherry blossom, it seems that we literally never know what’s next. While Starbs has been releasing a new frap flavor every few weeks, what they haven’t released is a brand new product I absolutely had to try. That is, until now.
Starbucks just announced the release of their limited edition Sunset Menu, including a new-to-us product: granitas. While frappucinos more closely resemble a milkshake, the granita will be a shaved ice drink, slathered with delicious, sugary syrup that’s perfect for hot summer weather and terrible for your bikini body. Not only will these adult slushies have refreshing summer flavors like Teavana Youthberry White Tea and Strawberry Lemon Limeade, but there’s even something for the coffee addicts as well. The Caramel Espresso Granita will be released on June 21st with the rest of the collection and will presumably be everything you’ve ever dreamed of. And if that’s not enough for those of you with a sweet tooth, Starbs will also be releasing Chocolate Brownie and Strawberry Shortcake dessert trifles that are a perfect combination of baked goods, whipped cream, and, of course, more syrup.
However, as with all good things, there’s a catch. Not only will these be a limited time offering, but as part of Starbucks’ new “Sunset Menu,” these items will only be available after 3 P.M., so don’t expect to pick up a Caramel Espresso granita in the morning drive-thru line. Since I’m obviously still going to get my morning coffee, Starbucks has perfectly and sneakily employed this strategy to get me in their store twice a day. Go ahead, Starbucks, and take all of my money. It’s not like I needed to pay rent this month anyway..
[via Starbucks News]