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Starbucks Introduces Indulgent New Icy Beverages

Starbucks Introduces Indulgent New Icy Beverages: Tropical Banana Cream Frappuccino® and Decadent Banana Caramel Frappuccino®


Auckland, March 3rd - Just like summer, a cool and delicious beverage is something that should be savoured. As the end of summer draws near, (while it might be difficult to sip these delicious new beverages slowly), Starbucks invites Kiwi’s to discover two new, deliciously refreshing Frappuccino® beverages: Banana Cream Frappuccino® and Banana Caramel Frappuccino®.

“For many customers, Starbucks is a perfect place to escape the summertime heat, so we’re introducing new beverages that are sure to become customer favourites this summer,” said Steve Montgomery, general manager for Starbucks New Zealand. “The tropical taste of Banana Cream Frappuccino® Blended Cream and the decadent flavour of Banana Caramel Frappuccino® Blended Coffee make a warm summer’s day that much more delightful.”

Banana Cream Frappuccino® Blended Cream is a tropical, soda fountain-inspired treat that blends fresh banana pureé with creamy milk and ice and is topped with whipped cream and bruleé sprinkles. The decadent Banana Caramel Frappuccino® Blended Coffee features fresh banana pureé blended with coffee, milk and ice and topped with whipped cream, bruleé sprinkles and caramel drizzle. The handcrafted coffee based version is available in original or light (a customised version with fewer calories and less fat).

A cool blend of Starbucks coffee, milk and ice, Frappuccino® Blended Beverage is a handcrafted beverage introduced in 1995. The original Frappuccino® flavours - coffee and mocha - have been joined over the years by Espresso Frappuccino®, Caramel Frappuccino®, and Java Chip Frappuccino® and now for a limited time, Banana Caramel Frappuccino® Blended Coffee and Banana Cream Frappuccino® Blended Cream.

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About Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 10,000 retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business. In addition to its retail operations, the Company produces and sells bottled Frappuccino® coffee drinks, Starbucks DoubleShot® coffee drink, and a line of superpremium ice creams through its joint venture partnerships. The Company’s brand portfolio provides a wide variety of consumer products – innovative superpremium Tazo® teas and exceptional compact discs from Starbucks Hear Music™ enhance the Starbucks Experience through best-of-class products. The Seattle’s Best Coffee® and Torrefazione Italia® Coffee brands enable Starbucks to appeal to a broader consumer base by offering an alternative variety of coffee flavour profiles.

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