13 Discontinued Starbucks Frappuccino!

Last updated on October 26th, 2022 at 05:18 pm

There have been several limited-time offers from Starbucks, ranging from Refreshers to Frappuccinos. 

They only came to spend days or weeks in the stores, winning many hearts and eventually vanishing.

However, there are claims that you can still get some of them from Starbucks’ secret menu by ordering them in a particular way.

Let’s bring back their memories and see if they’ll still come around someday.

Some discontinued Starbucks Frappuccino include the zombie frappuccino, tie-dye frappuccino, birthday cake frappuccino, unicorn frappuccino, strawberry shortcake frappuccino, etc. Most of these frappuccinos were discontinued because they were seasonal drinks for festive purposes. And Starbucks doesn’t seem to be bringing any of them around anymore, although they once did to some in the past.

#1. Zombie Frappuccino

13 Discontinued Starbucks Frappuccino

This beverage came into the limelight during the 2017 Halloween season and lasted for just five days–October 26th to October 31st. 

Zombie frappuccino was a product of frappuccino crème, tart apple flavor, and caramel.

Additionally, red mocha drizzle and pink whipped cream coating. While it was available, it won the hearts of many, but they didn’t enjoy it for long.

It didn’t last long because they launched it for festive reasons–celebrating the Halloween season.

As a seasonal drink, you might not have the chance to grab another zombie frappuccino until another Halloween season. But that’s if Starbucks has plans to do so.

#2. Red Velvet Cake Frappuccino

In 2015 during the 20th anniversary of Starbucks’ frappuccino, Starbucks organized a competition involving different flavors of Frappuccinos. 

They released six different frappuccino flavors for the competition, including the red velvet cake flavor.

However, the red velvet was not fortunate to win. The fans complained of the looks not being like that of a delicious red velvet cake.

They also said it lacked crucial elements of a classic red velvet, such as the cream cheese flavor.

Since it wasn’t the fans’ choice, it might not return to the stores anymore.

#3. Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino 

Starbucks introduced this frappuccino in 2015, and made its way into the hearts of many. 

It combined strawberries, vanilla beans, milk, strawberry juice, ice, and milk with whipped cream topping.

#4. Mocha Coconut Frappuccino 

It emerged in 2002 but has been taken and returned to the stores several times following its debut.

Mocha coconut frappuccino blended mocha sauce, mocha drizzle, chocolate flakes, milk, whipped cream, and coconut syrup. 

Although this beverage isn’t available, its Lovers are still optimistic it will return to the stores soonest. 

That’s because this isn’t the first time it’s been discontinued and returned for sale. It happened in 2011 and 2015.

#5. Unicorn Frappuccino 

Starbucks unveiled the unicorn frappuccino in 2017, and it gained a lot of Lovers. It had a very attractive appearance made of pink and blue color.

Its ingredients include mango syrup, crème frappuccino syrup, ice, milk, pink powder, and sour blue powder. 

Amazingly, you could change the color by mixing the purple drink base and the blue streaks. However, that might not be able to occur again.

According to Today, a Cafè called “The End” filed a lawsuit against Starbucks, claiming that Starbucks’ unicorn frappuccino was similar to theirs. 

The Cafè also claimed that the frappuccino confused the Customer and overshadowed their latte.

Meanwhile, The End’s latte contains raw cashews, cold-pressed ginger, and lemon juice. 

On the other hand, Starbucks Frappuccino was a mix of mango syrup, sour blue syrup, and sweet pink powder.

The national coffee chain made their unicorn frappuccino for a limited time.

However, the lawsuit seems to be one reason it quickly left and wouldn’t return.

#6. Strawberries And Crème Frappuccino

In 2002, Starbucks unveiled the strawberry and creme frappuccino. It happened alongside Chai Creme frappuccino and Double Chocolate chip.

It’s a blend of milk, ice, and crème frappuccino syrup, with a layer of strawberry puree and vanilla whipped cream as its finishing.

However, after the strawberry and creme beverage disappeared, they introduced the serious strawberry and crème frappuccino. Glaringly, the latter is a replacement for the former. 

Fortunately, this new serious strawberry frappuccino is on the permanent menu in Canada and the US. It’s going nowhere.

#7. Tie-Dye Frappuccino

This beverage emerged during the summer of 2019 and lasted for a while before vanishing into thin air. 

Following its debut, fans complained of it being too colorful, too sugary, and not having a particular flavor.

They said they felt the taste kept changing after each sip. Furthermore, there was difficulty in getting all the ingredients to produce the drink, especially the dyes.

So putting all these factors into consideration, the probability of the tie-dye returning is less than half. 

Moreover, it came in as a seasonal drink, not a permanent drink that will remain on the menus.

#8. Franken frappuccino 

This beverage was made available in some selected Starbucks stores starting from October 29th till October 31st, 2014.

Starbucks released it during Halloween to set everyone in the mood and enjoy every bit of the season. 

Amazingly, this beverage was named “Franken” after the Frankenstein monster.

Franken frappuccino was a product of peppermint syrup, and white chocolate sauce, with a coating of mocha drizzle and whipped cream.

However, we can never tell if this frappuccino will resurface in the coming Halloween seasons.

#9. Seahawks Frappuccino 

Starbucks brought this frappuccino flavor to welcome the Seattle Seahawks into a  new season.

Furthermore, to cheer them up during some of their NFL championship matches. 

This frappuccino offer lasted from January 30th to February 2nd, 2015. 

However, before disappearing, many in Washington and Oregon enjoyed its blend of vanilla bean creme, and blueberries, with matcha-infused whipped topping.

Aside from during the match, they gave some Customers samples of the beverage.

They loved it and hoped it came to stay. However, it was just a seasonal drink.

So if Starbucks considers the people’s love for the drink, they might bring it around one more time.

And if they don’t, they’re still in the best position to know the reasons.

#10. Fresh Banana & Chocolate Cream Frappuccino 

This banana-rich beverage debuted in Japan to delight Japanese Lovers of Frappuccino. It was a limited-time offer that lasted from April 16th till May 11th, 2014.

This heart-winning frappe was widely available in Japan in two flavors: The fresh banana and caramel cream and the fresh banana chocolate & cream frappuccinos.

The fresh banana and caramel cream frappuccino contained blended banana, caramel sauce drizzle, and white brownie crumbles with whipped cream topping. 

It was a caramel frappuccino with a whole blended banana. On the other hand, the fresh banana chocolate and cream frappuccino was a chocolate frappe made with chocolate sauce. 

Then, a mix of other ingredients in the caramel flavor except for the caramel sauce drizzle.

However, as delighting as these frappes were, the US Residents were not lucky to taste them before they vanished.

#11. Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino 

The Strawberry cheesecake frappuccino came as a limited-time offer in Australia in 2015. Before its grand debut in Australia, it was in some Asian Starbucks. 

It was a product of combining signature strawberry puree and ice-cold creamies with a layer of cookie crumble.  

Then, its toppings were strawberry sauce, cheesecake whipped cream, and additional cookie crumbles. The US was not lucky to get hold of this beverage before it left for good.

There are claims that the strawberry cheesecake frappuccino is available on Starbucks’ secret menu.

#12. The Orange Mocha Frappuccino 

The movie Zoolander 2  inspired the introduction of this beverage in 2007.

The drink was what four Actors in that movie were sipping while driving before they died. 

It happened that one of them lit a cigar while they were in a gas station. Unfortunately, it caused a massive explosion killing all of them.

It was a mix of luscious chocolate, coffee, and orange flavor. But, Starbucks didn’t make it available till 2010. It’s in the secret menu too for order.

#13. Starbucks Tiramisu Frappuccino

This discontinued dessert debuted on June 4th, 2013, and came in two varieties: coffee and white flavors.

Both frappes had some features in common such as crumbled crunchy black cocoa biscuit, white chocolate brownie, with cream cheese mousse toppings. 

The white variety featured a white caramel crème base and caramel sauce.

On the other hand, the coffee had a standard coffee base and cocoa powder as a drizzle over the mousse.

However, in  2015, the tiramisu frappuccino landed in stores in the US. It was a limited-time offer and disappeared and ended up in the secret menus. 

Again, this frappe returned to stores in Japan on April 4th, 2019, and lasted till April 10th.

But the people noticed that there were changes in the new tiramisu. Its ingredients weren’t the same as the previous one.

Here are the differences between the old and new tiramisu frappuccino.

2013 Tiramisu Frappuccino2019 Tiramisu Frappuccino 
They contained caramel cream as the base and sauce with a standard coffee base ( White and Coffee flavor, respectively).It contained mascarpone cheese and an egg base.
They had crumbled black cocoa biscuits and white chocolate brownies.It had dark chocolate powder.
They had cream cheese mousse toppings.It had a whipped cream topping.
There is no coffee-soaked sponge in them.It had a blend of coffee-soaked sponge.

There is no information concerning if we’ll ever lay our hands on tiramisu anymore.

Final Thoughts 

Starbucks has many discontinued frappuccinos. They all came to stay for a while, not permanently.

Nevertheless, it’s up to the coffee chain to bring those beverages around again, although some seem to be available on secret menus.

However, Starbucks’ frappuccino lovers are wary of their discontinuation. Nevertheless, hoping they’ll still get a chance to see their delightful frappes.

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