by April Conway, Staff Writer
Normally in the fall and winter we like to drink something that will keep us warm from the inside out. Something that we can hold and call a portable heater, and something that we hope does not burn our mouths on the first sip.
I find that I am not a particularly picky caffeinated beverage drinker. Coffee, hot or cold, is the drink of the gods.
Or so I am told.
I thought that I would try a beverage from a different vendor this week, but then I found myself at Starbucks with a friend, and I could not say no.
The Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino is paradise for anyone who loves chocolate.
The drink “Frappuccino” is trademarked by Starbucks, and is mostly coffee blended with ice and other ingredients, in this case chocolate chips, that make up the individual beverages. Whipped cream is usually served with these drinks.
They are kind of like the love child of a frappé, or iced coffee, and a cappuccino, which is an espresso with frothy milk.
So this drink has coffee, ice, steamed milk, whipped cream, chocolate chips, a mocha drizzle, and mocha flavored sauce. Like I said, it is a great drink for anyone who loves chocolate, but I was not very impressed.
I ordered a grande, which is 16 ounces, with whipped cream and mocha drizzle: the whole shebang. I paid about $4.50, and I wish I had chosen another drink.
It was not terrible. You are able to taste all of the layers of chocolate, with the un- derlying hint of coffee. A refreshing shot of ground chocolate chips accompanies each sip. But it had a lot of chocolate.
The texture was also something that I was not used to. Though some Frappuccinos have a more smooth texture, others have
a ground-up ice feeling. The ground up chocolate chips only adds to the textured experience.
Would I get it again? Probably not. But I think that everything should be tried at least once.
If you want to try one, or any other bev- erage made by Starbucks, the two closest stores are on West Tilghman Street in the Five Guys plaza and in the Target on Cedar Crest Boulevard.