Starbucks’ New Frappuccino Flavor Is Like Spring in a Cup

03/15/2016 at 10:52 AM ET

Cherry Blossom

Spring may not have officially arrived quite yet, but Starbucks is getting us in the spirit with their new seasonal beverage: the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino.

The pink frozen drink will be available for an extremely limited time: from March 15th to March 20th, which is the first day of spring. (So hurry — you only have a five day window.)

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The frappuccino is inspired by the pink cherry blossoms — a symbol of spring — and the Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Frappuccino that’s available in the chain’s Japanese locations.

Despite its name and pink color, there are no actual cherry blossoms involved. The drink is a blend of strawberries and cream, striped with white chocolate sauce and matcha drizzle and topped with whipped cream and more matcha.

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“In Japan, cherry blossoms (known as ‘sakura’ in Japanese) are the national flower and a symbol of renewal and simplicity, and Starbucks locations in Japan have offered a Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Frappuccino and Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Latte since 2010,” a press release for the new drink reads. “This is the first time Starbucks is offering a Cherry Blossom Frappuccino in the U.S., inspired by this tradition.”

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While we’re excited to taste it, we may even be more excited about all the beautiful spring-y Instagrams we’ll take holding it.

— Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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And loaded with tons of sugar! Yuck! There would be a time that I would drink this, but just looking at any Starbucks drinks makes me cringe.

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The writer of this article is all that is wrong with America and our social media obsessed generation. Ordering a drink so you can take Instagrams with it? How conceited can you get?

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Ewww. Those things are so unhealthy and those flavors sound awful.

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“every basic looking boring blonde girl cheers”

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