We’ll admit, it was a bit frustrating having to wait…and wait…for Starbucks to unveil its 2018 Halloween Frappuccino, especially since they’d already teased us with their release of these four Halloween-themed beverages in Asia.
But eventually, the day came—and in time for some serious weekend sipping too. And the spooky yet strangely appealing Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino was well worth the suspense.
In fact, the anticipation just keeps going as we delve into how this Witch’s Brew is made.
Start with a dash of Toad’s Breath
The Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino would be nothing without “Toad’s Breath,” a ghastly purple-hued yet orange crème flavored Frappuccino base. The orange flavor comes from a special Starbucks “purple powder blend,” or perhaps it would be more accurate to call it a purple power blend since it contains spirulina, a green superfood (superfoods are simply packed with nutrients).
Stir in a handful of Bat Warts
The “Bat Warts” are actually made of chia seeds, another superfood. Chia seeds in a Frapp! What a brilliant way to pack that coffee treat with nutritional value!
Sprinkle with a pinch of Lizard Scale
Yet another clever way to get some superfood into your Frappuccino fix: sprinkle with “Lizard Scale,” er, sorry, make that more spirulina, sweetened with sugar. On top of the whipped cream that bedecks your Toad’s Breath drizzled with Bat Warts, your friendly neighborhood barista will sprinkle Lizard Scale and turn your whipped cream a ghastly green.
So? How is it?
If you love Creamsicles, you’re gonna love the Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino, because it’s dominated by an orangey-vanilla creaminess:
Love the Witch’s Brew Frap from Starbucks. Tastes like an Orange Julius. pic.twitter.com/JHnmYbea60
— Chef Vince (@foodnwrestling) October 28, 2018
That being said, some detect additional fruitiness:
— Nightowl_Kae (@ElizabethKate86) October 28, 2018
Where and when can you get the Witch’s Brew?
Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino is available in the United States, Canada, Mexico and select markets in the Caribbean for a limited time…until supplies run out.