The Secret Is Out - Introducing Starbucks Canada's 2013 Line-Up of Barista-made Frappuccino® Blended Beverages You Won't Find on the Menu

TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - For the first time, Starbucks Canada today is revealing a selection of the tastiest, unpublished barista- created Frappuccino® blended beverages, made especially for the 2013 Canadian summer.

"Our baristas have always applied their artistry to classic Starbucks® beverages," says Kevin Reid, director, Beverages, Starbucks Canada. "Invented by those who know best what tickles Canadian taste buds, Starbucks Canadian baristas from St. John, New Brunswick to Saanich B.C. have been creating custom blended beverages to perfection, taking the iconic Starbucks® Frappuccino® beverage to new delicious heights."

Joining more than 36,000 custom combinations, Starbucks Canada introduces the top barista Frappuccino® blended beverage creations for 2013*:

  • Starbucks® café in Saanich, B.C. creates a summer version of holiday beverage, Peppermint Mocha Latte, with the Peppermint Green Tea Frappuccino® blended beverage with Java chips. This minty twist on a West-Coast favourite - the Tazo® Green Tea Frappuccino® blended beverage - features chocolate chips and peppermint syrup in place of classic syrup.
  • Toronto's Hudson Bay Centre Starbucks® Café gives bananas the Bollywood treatment creating a Soy No Whip Tazo® Chai Frappuccino®, blended beverage with half a banana and topped with sprinkled cinnamon - a spice-filled, dairy-free Frappuccino® beverage that amplifies Tazo® Chai, one of Starbucks most popular teas.
  • Starbucks® cafes in both St. John, New Brunswick, and at Avenue Road and Roe Avenue in Toronto, each put the Starbucks twist on a classic flavour combination with a Starbucks® Vanilla Bean Frappuccino® blended beverage with Java Chips, topped with whipped cream and cookie crumble - perfect for customers who prefer a coffee-free option - as well as a version for coffee lovers: a Starbucks® White Mocha Java Chip Frappuccino® blended beverage topped with whipped cream and cookie crumble - substituting White Mocha syrup for traditional Mocha syrup.
  • Whitby, Ontario's Thickson and Nichol Starbucks® café replicates the flavours of one of its best-selling pastries  with the One pump White Mocha, one pump Vanilla, Java Chip Frappuccino® blended with banana - the flavour combination tastes just like the Starbucks® Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake, a customer favourite at this store.

"Personalizing beverages is an important part of the Starbucks experience," says Reid. "Our baristas are happy to help customers reimagine their own classic Frappuccino® blended beverage the same way they customize their favourite Starbucks® espresso beverages."

Starbucks customers are invited to try the 2013 selection of Canadian barista-made Frappuccino® blended beverage creations at stores across the country.   In addition, customers can select from more than 10 Frappuccino® blended beverages listed on the Starbucks menu including the new Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino® blended beverage and the most popular limited-time Frappuccino® blended beverage of all time, Mocha Cookie Crumble. Customers can also customize their Frappuccino® blended beverage to their lifestyle and taste preferences by selecting from a variety of milks, choosing the intensity of coffee, and adding or substituting syrups or toppings.

For more information about Starbucks® Frappuccino® blended beverages, visit www.starbucks.ca

*Based on Starbucks® Tall beverage size

About Starbucks
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.

SOURCE Starbucks Coffee Company

Image with caption: "One pump White Mocha, one pump Vanilla, Java Chip Frappuccino® blended with bananas (CNW Group/Starbucks Coffee Company)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130613_C7384_PHOTO_EN_27976.jpg

Image with caption: "Peppermint Green Tea Frappuccino® blended beverage with Java chips (CNW Group/Starbucks Coffee Company)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130613_C7384_PHOTO_EN_27978.jpg

Image with caption: "Starbucks® Vanilla Bean Frappuccino® blended beverage with Java Chips, topped with whipped cream and cookie crumble (CNW Group/Starbucks Coffee Company)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130613_C7384_PHOTO_EN_27980.jpg

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