Starbucks' new Fruitcake Frappuccino is kind of weird, but a must-try

Dec 15, 2016 at 10:40 a.m. ET
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There's a new holiday Starbucks drink in town: The Fruitcake Frappuccino. We tried it this morning, and... whoa. But first, here's the official description.

"The Fruitcake Frappuccino starts with a Hazelnut Crème Frappuccino blended with dried fruit and spiced with cinnamon, topped with whipped cream and an ornate topping of caramel dots and a sprinkle of matcha."

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Right? There's a lot going on there. We purposely tried ours without reading the description so we could come at it fresh with no expectations. First, there's a lovely cinnamon-ginger-clove spice flavor, you know the one that just tastes like Christmas? But then suddenly there's something chewy and sweet — dried fruit. It's just barely small enough to fit through the straw. In fact, you may get some caught along the way. It kind of makes you feel like you're drinking a Kind bar. But in a fun way because it's so sweet.

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That sprinkle of matcha on top looks pretty, but don't kid yourself. It is not making this drink healthier. This is a sugar bomb, but a yummy holiday treat of a sugar bomb you have to try at least once. It's definitely better than real fruitcake.

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The Fruitcake Frappuccino is out starting today, along with some cute, not-so-ugly ugly sweater cookies.

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