If you also just woke up to the glorious news that Starbucks Granitas are here, then you probably are also wondering: what flavors do the Starbucks Granitas come in? Well, my friends, prepare thy tastebuds and thy digestive systems for one delicious summer, because between the three flavors Starbucks is offering this summer, one of them is guaranteed to make your dreams come true. The shaved ice drink, created as part of the chain's Sunset Menu of items available after 3 p.m., comes in seasonally friendly variations of the Starbucks Caramel Espresso Granita, the Teavana Youthberry White Tea Granita, and the Starbucks Strawberry Lemon Limeade Granita. In other words, we are all #blessed.
For anyone not up to speed with the swag of the Sunset Menu, it's a limited time summer promotion that offers certain seasonal drinks after 3 p.m., starting June 14. Joining the Granitas are the Chocolate Brownie Trifle and a Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, so you can get your snack on while you get your slurp on. Never has a mid-afternoon office pick-me-up sounded quite as exciting as this. Here's a peek at what the two flavors of trifle look like, just in case they didn't already sound appealing enough:
The only thing I imagine might be tricky about the Sunset Menu is strategizing exactly which trifle you're going to buy with each Granita — the combinations are endless! (Just kidding, there are only nine, but that's still a lot to leave up to chance.) If you're going to properly strategize your afternoon fix, you'll need to know exactly which flavors the Granitas come in — or, y'know, just buy them all like the Sunset Menu champion you were born to be. In any case, you should know what to expect going in, so let's start our majestic Granitas flavor journey.
Teavana Youthberry White Tea Granita
This variation of the Granita is lemonade-flavored finely-shaved ice, topped with the legendary Teavana Youthberry White Tea, a perfect summery combo of pineapple, acai and hibiscus. Also important: imagine the Instagram possibilities with this drink and a pink manicure (YOU'RE WELCOME).
Starbucks Caramel Espresso Granita
This flavor is a bold combination of a scoop of slightly sweetened finely-shaved ice with bold espresso shots, a splash of cream, and caramel drizzle. And everyone knows it is a scientifically proven fact that everything is better with caramel.
Starbucks Strawberry Lemon Limeade Granita
This variation also has a finely-shaved ice and lemonade based, but rather than tea, it's blended with strawberries and poured over with house-made limeade. It's even got the telltale strawberry speckles in it, so you KNOW it's legit.
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