Starbucks – which recently gave us a limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino (a super sugary, colorful beverage) – may want to watch the world burn. Today, the company introduced the Horchata Almondmilk Frappucino to the world, according to Teen Vogue. “Our take on Horchata is a creamy, cool, cinnamon-sweet Frappuccino drink blended to perfection,” the Starbuck’s site reads. “Delightful during the warmer months, and like summer, not here for long.”
Horchata varies depending on what Latin American country it originates from. In Mexico, for example, the drink is made from rice, cinnamon, and sometimes vanilla. In parts of Central America, the drink comes from semilla de jicaro, which is mixed with cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices. In some areas of Venezuela, horchata is made from ajonjolí.
We imagine Starbucks is riffing off of Mexican horchata and that this new drink will appeal to many taste buds, but we also believe many will stick to the horchata they already know because it’s already perfect.
told Nora there would be a gentrifying horchata drink at Starbucks within the next year and guess who was right??? VINDICATION feels good
— Izzie Ramirez (@IzzieRamirez) August 8, 2017
Starbucks has an Horchata Frappuccino now?? What a time to be alive
— paola rodriguez (@pao_rodriguezf) August 8, 2017
Idk about this "Horchata" frappucino at Starbucks. I'd have to try it.
— Bella Swan (@s3xkitt3n89) August 8, 2017
I'm gonna need a horchata frapp from Starbucks right about now but I know I'm gonna be underwhelmed ♀️
— Haley (@haleycc01) August 8, 2017
Because good horchata can only come from the abuela's you find at the smallest Mexican restaurant. Not Starbucks
— Harley (@punkdaddyspike) August 8, 2017
Just read that Starbucks is coming out with an Horchata Frappuccino…… #dontknowhowtofeel
— West Coast Love (@VannesaHerrera) August 8, 2017
as a salvadorian, I take my horchata very seriously & found out @Starbucks had a horchata almond milk frapp, let's sayin extremely sad
— kms (@wutevenislyfe) August 8, 2017