There are many times where we go into a Starbucks or Jamba Juice and someone orders a drink you had never heard of. Did you just miss it on the menu? Or did they just come up with something off the top of their head?
Well…a little bit of both.
These are normally secret menu items. Items that the restaurant may know how to make, but at the same time, the restaurant may not know how the drink is made. You can either take a chance on if they know the drink or you can find a recipe online.
Or, I can make it even easier.
Thanks to hackthemenu.com, anyone can see secret items and how they are made. And I have taken a challenge to try all of these drinks from Starbucks and Jamba Juice and write a review of the drink for you. This should be fun to see what happens, thought it may not be so fun on my wallet!
Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino
This drink is the Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino from Starbucks. According to hackthemenu.com, this drink is based off the Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino with extra flavor like hazelnut and mocha. I was a bit skeptical when I saw this on hackthemenu.com because, honestly, who can recreate a Ferrero Rocher? I mean, a candy that is so delicious that you have to eat multiples…yum! But, I decided to try this to see how well Starbucks could recreate a Ferrero Rocher.
When I walked into the local Starbucks before my night class, I was prepared. I had the recipe on my phone, ready to show the barista when they didn’t know what I was talking about.
And…that’s exactly what happened.
Here’s how the conversation went. “Hello, welcome to Starbucks. What can I get started for you?” “Hi. Can I get a Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino?” “Yeah…wait…do you have a recipe?” (Imagine me pulling out my phone and showing the barista the recipe) “Okay…the only thing we don’t have the hazelnut drizzle. Do you want a caramel drizzle instead?” “Yeah. That should work.” Okay, so you get the point. My drink gets made, and wallah! A Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino.
Doesn’t it look delicious?
So I got to my car, took a drink…and said out loud “OH MY GOSH! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!” Starbucks has done it! They created a drink that actually tastes like a Ferrero Rocher candy. This drink is very sweet and rich, but it is still somewhat refreshing. For me, the candy taste came more as an aftertaste than a taste when I was drinking the frappe. You could definitely taste the caramel and hazelnut in the drink, but it didn’t take away from the idea of a Ferrero Rocher candy.
So would I get this drink again? Probably, but I would only get a tall because it is a bit pricey with all the extras in the drink. I paid $4.55 for a tall…ugh. I also don’t know if I could handle the richness of the drink if I had a larger frappe. But, if you like the taste of a Ferrero Rocher, be my guest to buy a larger drink.
I have also reviewed a Strawberry Lemonade from Starbucks. Click on the name of the drink to go read that post.
Let me know if there are any Secret Menu Items that you want me to try. I am willing to take suggestions and write a review about them.