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How do you like Starbucks' new Frappuccino recipe?
Posted by Melissa Allison
Starbucks' new Frappuccino recipe appeared at more stores in Seattle this week, as StarbucksMelody.com reported.
Although creative baristas have always customized the popular Frappuccino, for example using decaf instead of caffeinated coffee and adding syrups for customers who asked, the new formula allows for even more flexibility. The most noticeable change is using fresh milk instead of a milk-based mix, and allowing customers to choose which milk they want, including dairy-free.
The revamped Frappuccinos won't be in all U.S. stores until May, but baristas and customers have been discussing them for weeks at StarbucksGossip.com, and enough people have tried them that it seems like time for a poll on Starbucks' $1 billion-a-year beverage:
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