Starbucks Quietly Released Its Most Chocolatey, Fudge-y Frappuccino Yet

06/13/2016 at 03:47 PM ET

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Starbucks added another nostalgic summer favorite to its list of scrumptious sweet beverages—and we were one of the first in line to try it out.

The S’mores Frappuccino already took us back to summer camp and now the coffee chain is making us reminisce on ice cream truck runs with its new Double Double Fudge Bar Frappuccino. Inspired by the classic Fudgsicle, the chocolatey drink—which quietly made its debut on Saturday—offers a double dose of mocha sauce combined with vanilla syrup, Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk.

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Die-hard chocolate fanatics will be more than pleased. Blended with ice and topped with chocolate whipped cream to complement the mocha sauce, the taste more than delivers on its “double double fudge” promise. Really, it’s all your chocolatey dreams come true in four slurps. (Yes, the tall size is so good, it goes that fast. Go for the venti instead.)

For those who love chocolate but prefer not to overdose? No worries. Your barista will gladly swap the chocolate whipped cream out for the original. And if you’re a true Starbucks regular with a favorite barista who knows you by name, they’ll likely also drizzle it with caramel sauce.

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But because all good summer drink specials do come to an end, the Double Double Fudge Bar Frappuccino will only stick around for a few weeks while supplies last, according to a Starbucks spokesperson. This means penciling in your chocolate fix soon is not a bad idea.

Marquaysa Battle, @MarquaysaBattle

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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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Linda on

Only 12,000 calories…bon appétit!

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How was it a “secret” when they TOLD people about it??? I got an email adv it before it came out and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one!

Kay on

Starbucks… Possibly single handedly responsible for the US’s diabetes epidemic… Still going to try it! :p

Gigi on

Well yes, I think I will…

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Wow! Sounds amazing, wish they still had frappy hour 😦

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