So hey, remember that S'mores Frappuccino Starbucks is about to unveil? And remember Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour, which will enable you to get your favorite Frap flavors for half off between May 1 and May 10? Well, I've got more good news from the 'Bux for you: Starbucks cookie straws are here — and they're free (for the time being, at least). I believe the correct term to use here is “YAAAAS,” is it not?
That's right: For a limited time, you can can sip your Frap through a straw that is literally made of cookie. Given how dessert-like most Frappuccinos are these days, I can't think of anything more decadent than that. According to Cosmopolitan, the coffee chain will be giving out free cookie straws with every Frappuccino purchase from today — that's Tuesday, April 28 — through April 30, or as long as supplies last. I'm expecting that supplies will likely not last for a particularly long time (because, I mean... cookie straws), so you may want to go grab one while you can. Don't want a Frap? No worries — you can't get a cookie straw for free without a Frap, but you can get one on its own for 95 cents. A small price to pay, no? I feel like a cookie straw might be better suited to a plain ol' iced coffee; it might cut the sweetness of the treat a little bit, as opposed to just piling sugar on top of more sugar. Maybe that's just me, though.
So what exactly is a cookie straw? Mashable reports that it's “a rolled sweet wafer biscuit lined with rich chocolate ganache.” The ganache, presumably, is there to prevent the cookie from turning into a soggy mess as soon as it meets the Frap — kind of like how the white chocolate lining of those edible coffee cups from KFC functioned.
Aside from that, though, the big question is really this: What does it taste like? As I've remarked in the past, I live several towns away from the nearest Starbucks (ah, the joys of small-town life); as such, I am unable to sample it myself at the moment. Here's what I think it probably tastes like, though:
1. Pirouline Cookies
With the filling replaced by coffee, of course.
2. Milanos Dunked in Milk
I'm fond of the mint variety myself, but that's just me.
Quadruple rainbows, even.
YER A COOKIE, HARRY.
Actually, on second thought, I always imagined heaven tasting like cotton candy — probably because I've always thought that clouds should taste like cotton candy, even though I know they don't. Never mind.
6. Everything on the Official List of the Best Things in Existence
Except maybe Chuck Norris. Something tells me Chuck Norris doesn't taste like cookies.
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