Friday, June 27, 2008

Java Chip Frappuccino vs Starbucks Custom Frappuccino

So my cravings have taken a different turn. My favorite drink at Starbucks is still the Coffee Frappuccino but I have to try something different every once in a while right? Well, so I tried the Java Chip Frappuccino. It was awesome. Not the most awesomest but a great drink nevertheless. It still didn't knock the Coffee Frapp off its pedestal. The java chip added almost but not quite unlike the bubbles or pearl found in bubble tea. It gave just the right kick. But the intense Mocha taste overpowered the whole drink causing it not to be the greatest. However, I think I found something there. Something that was meant to be but have not come to fruition. On my next visit to Starbucks, I asked the barista to make me a custom drink. One that has the base of the Coffee Frapp but with the extra zing of the Java Chip. Two scoops of java chip in my Coffee Frappuccino please. Lo and behold, I have created another masterpiece of exquisite drink of the gods of coffee. It had the same great flavor of the Coffee Frappuccino added that necessary quality of bubble tea so you don't end up drinking it so fast. Every sip gives you the coffee and some java chip to chew. It's like I'm setting myself up for this addiction. So please, don't try this mix because it will just get you hooked all over again.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Coolatta Wasn't That Cool

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So I finally had the chance to try the Coolata out.  It was actually an interesting mixture for a blended coffee drink.  The way that it was made is similar to that of a milk shake but the base was more of a creamy ice.  The dispenser was like a soft serve ice cream except it was mostly ice crystals like a slush in creamy liquid form.  The process was to grab a plastic cup and fill the bottom with some coffee and then dispense the icy soft serve into it.  Then they blended the mixture with a mixer that looks like a Dairy Queen Blizzard mixer.  Now on to the flavor.  It sucks.  It's combination of flavors are lacking in all aspect.  It reminds me of a lame duck.  It can't walk well, swim well, or fly well.  It does all that but sucks at everything.  The flavor of the coffee was very light.  The creaminess was cut by the ice particles.  It tasted like a half cup of frozen skim milk with a half cup of ice and blended together with just two tablespoon of regular coffee.  The frozen cappuccino at QT was 50 times better.  So far, in my search for the alternative to the Coffee Frappuccino, I have not found one that was as bad as the Coolatta.  Ok, ok, maybe the MacDonald's ice coffee was just as bad.