Frappucino Turns 20, Starbucks Rolls Out Birthday Cake Frap

In honor of the Frappucino’s 20th birthday (can you believe it’s been 20 years?), Starbucks is rolling out a birthday cake Frap.

The limited-edition Frappucino will be available in all Starbucks shops in the United States from Thursday until Monday. You can salivate over these details: it’s a vanilla bean and hazelnut beverage topped with raspberry-infused whipped cream.

The festive frap is to celebrate its launch in 1995. Back then, the only two flavors were coffee and mocha and no whipped cream.

But the Frappucino was a resounding success, selling 200,000 drinks in the first week, according to Starbucks.

“We were so confident of our product that we didn’t even test-market it,” said Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in his book, Pour Your Heart Into It.

Today, there are such flavors as cinnamon dolce, caramel flan, green tea, tiramisu and vanilla bean.

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