Have you ever looked at the menu at Starbucks and seen an unusual drink but didn’t have the courage to try it? Starbucks offers so many drinks from year round cold brews, to seasonal lattes. These drinks are either a hit or a miss.

We decided to sit down with two freshman at Saint Joseph’s University. We recruited avid coffee drinker, Kara McSweeney, and Ryan Brede who is not a fan of coffee. We asked them to try three gross Starbucks drinks. The willing participants agreed to try the new Cacao protein blended cold brew, Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino with a shot of espresso with chocolate powder, and an Iced Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte with extra cinnamon.

Pumpkin Spice Iced Chai Tea Latte (left), Cacao Protein Cold Brew (center), Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino (right)

The reactions were mixed. McSweeney and Brede both hated the protein drink and the Matcha Green Tea Creme Frapuccino. The last drink these drinks and as one can imagine they were not pleased.Starbucks has come a long way since its humble beginnings. There many more options now and whether that’s a good thing is debatable. 


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