After the constant stream of Frappuccino innovations Starbucks has been releasing over the past month, I assumed that the cookie straws would be the last ones we saw for a while. I was wrong, though, because guess what? Starbucks Mini Frappuccinos have arrived. And before you ask: Yes, they are adorable.
As you might have guessed, though, they're a limited edition offering: A Starbucks spokesperson told Bustle via email that Mini Frappuccinos will only be available at participating Starbucks locations from May 11 (that's today! Hoorah!) to July 6 (Only for two months? Boo!). Furthermore, they've also got the dreaded “or while supplies last” stipulation, which means that if the 'Bux runs out of Mini Frapp cups before July 6… we're out of luck. But hey, I'm an optimist, so let's focus on the bright side, shall we?
Starbucks Mini Frappuccinos offer an additional way to customize your favorite coffee-based (or tea-based, or vanilla-based, and so on) blended beverages just in time for the warmer weather. They're 10 ounces in size, making them positively petite in comparison to the 12-ounce Tall option — and you know what? I actually think that's kind of perfect. I mean, I love Frappuccinos as much as the next girl, but sometimes, they're just too much. Too much coldness, too much sweetness… just too much. Mini Frapps sound like the perfect shot of sweetness — not enough to make you feel queasy, but just enough to satisfy your craving for a treat. I can get behind that.
Speaking of treats, why not indulge in one today? Stop by your favorite 'Bux location and see if they're participating in the promo — and hey, make it a S'mores Frappuccino while you're at it. We could all use a little pick-me-up on Mondays, right?
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