Starbucks Debuts Six New Frappuccino ‘Fan Flavors’

06/08/2015 at 02:53 PM ET

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Get ready for a new Starbucks order!

From cold-brew iced coffee to mini Frappuccinos, the coffee chain is pulling out all the stops for summer. And now comes another sweet announcement: the introduction of six new frappuccino flavors!

Dubbed “fan flavors,” the new blended beverages are Red Velvet Cake, Cotton Candy, Cinnamon Roll, Lemon Bar, Caramel Cocoa Cluster and Cupcake, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The sugary drinks — which perfectly complement Starbucks’ other summertime flavor, S’mores — are spins on some of their classic counterparts. For example, the Cotton Candy Frappuccino is a standard Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino with raspberry syrup added, while the Cupcake Frappuccino adds hazelnut syrup to the Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino.

Although they may not count as “skinny,” the new flavors do range in calorie count. The grande sizes can be up to 510 calories (based on the company’s standard recipes with whipped cream and whole milk) for the Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino, while the lowest-calorie option is the Lemon Bar Frappuccino at 350 calories.

And another reason to try all six? Customers can vote online from June 19 to 30 for their favorite new flavor. The winning one will be sold at a discounted price of $3 for a grande 2-5 p.m. on July 3-6.

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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sandy on

no way am I drinking down 510 calories!!

Anonymous on

That’s a lot of calories for a drink! Way too much sugar/fat content.

Jessi on

I am still waiting for them to bring back coconut mocha. They finally made a bottled version, but it just isn’t the same.

Gina on

In otherwords, Starbucks would like to make people fat.

Jen on

This is a dessert not a coffee drink…

Guest on

Sugar, sugar, and more sugar. No thank you, Starbucks.

Anonymous on

Sounds great… Just a weekend pleasure occasionally
tho!

Lp on

Does Starbucks own stock in PEOPLE? Every other day there’s an article about Starbucks.

MimiB on

wow… sugar, fat, sugar and more sugar and fat. No thanks. Those Frappuccinos are calorie and sugar bombs. Drink those daily and watch your bottoms grow.

Even the so called “lightest” is 350 calories.

Noor on

We just got the coconut mocha in Saudi Arabia, I love it, but none of these sound good to me.

guest on

Do people realize these are just very expensive milk shakes?

cjm on

Those are not coffee drinks, they are milk shakes.

Marilyn on

I threw up a little just reading those flavors…gross

victoria on

can u people chill… like if its too fattening for u then don’t drink it… if the name sounds gross then try it stop judging it by its name…

Anonymous on

Are these going to be available in Canada too?

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