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Unicorn Frappuccino? After that, Starbucks needs to introduce these 5 Scouting-themed Frappuccino flavors

The fabled Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is, apparently, a real thing.

Even a Scout or Scouter with the most pronounced sweet tooth might think twice. Starbucks says it’s “made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle.”

A sour mango drink? Yikes!

But of course I’ll try it once. Maybe four times.

This hullabaloo over the Unicorn Frappuccino got me thinking that Starbucks needs more Scouting-themed Frappuccino flavors.

The coffee chain offers a seasonal drink called the S’mores Frappuccino, which blends marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce and a graham cracker crumble.

It’s a campfire in a cup, and it’s quite tasty. That’s a good start, but here are five other flavors Starbucks must add to its menu immediately.

Peach Cobbler Frappuccino

This staple of Dutch oven cooking blends peaches, cinnamon, brown sugar and other ingredients into a gooey, delicious dessert.

A version of this you can enjoy through a straw? I’d buy one.

If the decision-makers at Starbucks need a recipe to convince them this is a good idea, here’s this beloved one from Scouting magazine.

Trail Mix Frappuccino

Dried fruit, nuts, chocolate and anything else you can munch on while hiking. That’s what makes a good trail mix.

To make a good Trail Mix Frappuccino? Just throw all that stuff in the blender and see what happens.

For ideas on what to put in the trail mix, check out this essential Boys’ Life guide.

Monkey Bread Frappuccino

Another Dutch oven favorite among Scouts is monkey bread — a mouthwatering breakfast concoction of baked, bite-size cinnamon dough.

For the drinkable version, Starbucks could take the best elements of monkey bread (cinnamon and brown sugar) and blend them with coffee. The twist would be the topping: monkey bread crumbles.

Maple Pancake Frappuccino

As a Scout, I loved making pancakes with my patrol. If it was Saturday morning, we were flipping flapjacks.

Maple-flavored coffee is already a thing, and this Frappuccino would add little bits of actual pancake to that pleasant pairing.

The only downside: Starbucks would need to supply extra-wide straws for maximum pancake enjoyment.

Caramel Popcorn Frappuccino

A little salty and a little sweet, a caramel popcorn drink could be a lot good.

The Scouts are known for selling popcorn, so this one’s a great fit.

Oh, and idea: a portion of every purchase benefits local Scouting? (It doesn’t hurt to ask!)

Now it’s your turn

What Scouting-themed Frappuccino flavors would you add to this list? Make your case in the comments.

15 Comments on Unicorn Frappuccino? After that, Starbucks needs to introduce these 5 Scouting-themed Frappuccino flavors

  1. Bug Juice could come in a variety of bright, primary colors/flavors that all taste the same.

    • Bryan Wendell // April 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm // Reply

      Good one!

  2. Beef, Cabbage, Carrot & Potato foil packet smoothie.

  3. I just returned from a week-long backpacking trip with my son’s troop where I serve as Assistant Scoutmaster. We hiked south along the Appalachian Trail into Damascus, VA. There is a place there called Mojo’s Trailside Cafe & Coffee House. They have a large list of Frappe’s but the best is called the Trail Magic: Espresso, Vanilla Syrup & Ice Cream drizzled with Chocolate & Caramel Sauce. Also quite Scouting appropriate!

  4. Being of the firm belief that one’s coffee should be made and poured by the barista who takes one’s order (or, better, knows one’s order without having to ask), I frequent more intimate shops.

    Furthermore, since an ASM who was a dentist warned that I would be his sort of income, I cut all sugar from my espresso.

    So, I guess you could call my specialty the left-handed smoke shifter. If there’s anything that belongs between me and my caffeine, it’s probably at the campsite of the troop over yonder. Go on, ask for it along with the smoke shifter I loaned them awhile back. I’ll be here waiting while the coffee brews. 😈

  5. My patrol’s likely flavors:
    – beef stew with burnt potato machiatto
    – watery mac n cheese
    – chocolate oatmeal
    – deep-fried pancake

    My brother’s patrol would enjoy their favorites:
    – reconstituted frozen pizza
    – smokeless spaghetti with burned pasta bit decoration

    And the Best Flavor Ever: Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly on White Bread Frapuccino

  6. Doug Schwab // April 19, 2017 at 11:23 am // Reply

    Hot dog and baked beans flavored blended drink.

  7. I do not know what a frappuccino is, nor do I really care. However, I know what real Scouters drink – coffee, real coffee, very very black. Keep the pot full and hot during the day, let it cool overnight, warm it back up in the morning. Heals everything.

    • chinapete65 // April 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm // Reply

      There are some who prefer strong tea, hot or cold.

    • Scouter’s Compass: Empty coffee cup in right hand. Rotate in place until “the direction” is found. In that direction, a coffee pot will be found. Start walking.

  8. Judy VanNewkirk // April 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm // Reply

    Chocolaty caramel crunch, classic caramel, Chocolaty triple delight! YUM

  9. All good ideas, however the trail mix couldn’t be a thing due to the high risk of cross contamination for those with nut allergies

  10. PumaSJCAlum // April 20, 2017 at 10:14 am // Reply

    Starbucks does have a delicious Snickerdoodle hot chocolate (not a coffee drinker myself) that is out of this world. It would almost be the Monkey bread you mention. I think they also have a Salted Caramel hot chocolate.

  11. In my country Starbucks has a caramel popcorn and pretzel frappe.

  12. Tell Fourbucks that they need a “Bacon” flavored syrup. Instant seller. In the meantime, from page 54 of the WB songbook…. all together , now….

    Caffeination, Morning Caffeination

    (refrain):
    Caffeination, morning caffeination,
    Caffeination, helps me start the day!

    • Make it of a brownish hue,
    Throw the grounds in, let it brew!
    Let it brew, brownish hue, Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh,
    (refrain)
    • Make it strong, it melts the spoon!
    And I’ll drink it very soon!
    Very soon, Melts the spoon, Let it brew, Brownish hue, Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh,
    (refrain)
    • Burns my tongue, oo-oo it’s hot!
    Think I’ll drink the whole darn pot!
    Whole darn pot, Oo, it’s hot, Very soon, Melts the spoon , Let it brew, Brownish hue, Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh

    (refrain)

    • Sweeten it with glucose plain,
    Then we’ll sing the same refrain!

    • Add some milk or cream today,
    Maybe next I’ll make Earl Grey!

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