Starbucks Unveils Halloween-Themed Witch’s Brew Frappuccino

published Oct 26, 2018
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Starbucks continues its reign as the master of the holiday-themed drink: The coffee chain began the tradition with the vampire-inspired Frappula Frappuccino for Halloween in 2015, and carried it on with the Zombie Frappuccino (topped with pink whipped cream that resembled brains) last year. Now, Starbucks is ushering in the Halloween spirit(s) with its latest creation: the Witch’s Brew Frappuccino.

Sticking with a tried-and-true Halloween color scheme, this witch’s brew features an orange crème Frappuccino dyed purple, complete with glittery green whipped cream. Judging by past creations (which I have shamelessly tried and loved because I have an uncontrollable sweet tooth), the drink probably packs a sugary punch. Unlike most potions, though, this one was made by the good witches at Starbucks, who don’t plan to hypnotize your entire town and then steal the children. Sorry, there had to be at least one Hocus Pocus reference in this post.

These super-sweet creations aren’t for all Starbucks enthusiasts — after all, there’s not even a hint of coffee in any of them. But Halloween is all about embracing your playful side, and a purple, glitter-covered Frappuccino is pretty much the epitome of playful. Plus, Starbucks almost certainly makes these drinks (at least in part) so that fans can get that perfect Instagram shot. Nothing says you have to drink the whole thing, as long as you capture all that creamy purple and green goodness for your followers. That’s all you really have to do to convince your friends you’re in a spooky mood — especially if you’re not a fan of dressing up for Halloween. Drinking a Halloween-themed Frappuccino is basically trick-or-treating for adults.

The Witch’s Brew Frappuccino is available at Starbucks now, so if you want your Halloween candy early this is your chance. Just don’t let the thought of all the sugar you’re about to consume haunt you.