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I Tried the Zombie Frappuccino So You Didn’t Have To

written by Quinzel Lee October 28, 2017
Zombie Frappuccino held by zombie hand

After tasting the highly sought-after Unicorn Frappuccino this summer, and about 8 other secret menu items, I decided to give the Zombie Frappuccino a shot as well. I’ve had a pretty big gap in-between sugar rushes, so I figured enough time had passed to give my sugar levels a boost!

Before I get into my review, let me give you some backstory on the latest Halloween drink. The Zombie Frappuccino is an extremely limited release from Starbucks. The drink will be available starting October 26, 2017, through October 31. With a mix of dark mocha drizzle, green caramel apple, and whipped cream that resembles brains, the drink sounded as if it would really just knock your socks off.

First things first: Always be nice to your barista. Seriously. If they happen to run out, please be nice. They’re just doing their job. It’s not their fault!

Now, onto the sugary details.


So I cheated and got mine without the mocha drizzle because I may or may not be a fan of it. Or, I might be allergic. Or, maybe I didn’t feel like I could stomach the fake blood part. That’s for me to know, and for you to keep guessing! I will say, it didn’t look the same without the drizzle. It kind of looked like a shamrock shake with purple whipped cream. However, the brightness in color never ceases to amaze me with these specialty drinks. You don’t quite get the same effect in the picture below as you do IRL, but the whipped cream was especially spectacular as the brightly colored “brain”.

Starbucks barista holding Zombie Frappuccino in drive through



So that’s what you really want to know. Did it taste good? My answer would be: it didn’t taste bad? Honestly, it mostly tasted like sugary milk to me – which isn’t a bad flavor. There was just no real wow factor to it. I expected a little more flavor from the Green Apple and Pink Powder. I realize that perhaps leaving out the mocha drizzle contributed to this. However, I can imagine it would just taste like sugary milk with mocha. So, it may not have improved it that much.

Is the Zombie Frappuccino Worth the Hype?

*shrugs* I mean, I’d recommend trying it at least once, because why not? It certainly looks pretty cool, and if you’re into photographing your food, it’s definitely something you want to try a few Instagram filters on. However, if the lines are super long, am I gonna suggest you wait it out? Nah. So thumbs up on looks, medium thumb on taste. I miss my Unicorn Frappuccino.

And there you have it! That’s my review. Do your taste buds agree? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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