Starbucks Unveils Its Scariest Halloween Drink Ever

Finally! Starbucks has revealed its stateside Halloween Frappuccino, and it's strangely appealing!

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.

This isn’t the first time Starbucks has given us some good nutrition along with our treats.

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:

That being said, some detect additional fruitiness:

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.

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Lauren Cahn
Lauren Cahn is a New York-based writer whose work has appeared regularly in The Huffington Post as well as a variety of other publications since 2008 on such topics as life and style, popular culture, law, religion, health, fitness, yoga, entertaining and entertainment. She is also a writer of crime fiction; her first full-length manuscript, The Trust Game, was short-listed for the 2017 CLUE Award for emerging talent in the genre of suspense fiction.