October 25, 2018 Coffee & Company

Starbucks new Witch’s Brew Frappuccino is wicked good

By Heidi Peiper / Starbucks Newsroom

A pinch of toad’s breath. A dash of bat warts. A sprinkle of lizard scale.

Starbucks is stirring up a new Halloween concoction this year with Witch’s Brew Frappuccino blended beverage. Participating Starbucks stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and select markets in the Caribbean will offer the newest Halloween Frappuccino blended beverage starting today (Oct. 25) for a limited time while supplies last.

The charming concoction starts with a purple blend of “toad’s breath” and orange crème Frappuccino and a swirl of green “bat warts” (made with chia seeds). A topping of vanilla whipped cream and dusting of green “lizard scale” powder finishes the beverage.

“We wanted to create a flavor that you might enjoy at a Halloween party,” said Jennica Robinson from Starbucks beverage development team. “It gets a little bit of juicy-ness from the orange flavor.”

Chilling new Frappuccino beverages have become a fun Halloween tradition at Starbucks. The Franken Frappuccino® blended beverage first came to life in 2014, followed by the Frappula Frappuccino® blended beverage in 2015 and 2016 and Zombie Frappuccino blended beverage in 2017.

“Starbucks loves to celebrate Halloween, and each year our Frappuccino brings something different to the season,” said Robinson. “We started with Frappula, which was inspired by an old-school horror movie. Zombie Frappuccino was like the walking dead, a little ghastly. Witch’s Brew is very fun, vibrant, bubbly, the life of the party.”

Halloween Treats & Tunes

Starbucks has more ways to get into the Halloween spirit with tunes from Starbucks Halloween playlist and spooky treats in stores, available for a limited time while supplies last.

  • Mummy Cake Pop: Vanilla cake pop dressed up as a mummy for Halloween with glowing green eyes and dipped in a chocolaty coating.
  • NEW Raccoon Sugar Cookie: A whimsical, woodland critter by way of a buttery iced sugar cookie. Catch one while you can! 
  • Starbucks Halloween Party Playlist on Spotify: Liven up your party with a fun and eclectic playlist on Spotify with ghosts, vampires, zombies and werewolves.


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