Starbucks scares up a Zombie Frappuccino for Halloween


Need a good scare this Halloween? Starbucks is hoping to lure in fans with their latest treat, a spooky concoction called the Zombie Frappuccino.

Following in the more cheerful footsteps of their Instagram sensation Unicorn Frappuccino, the Zombie Frappuccino is a coffee-free blend up of tart apple and caramel Frappucino Créme, topped with pink-hued whipped cream “brains” and a bloody red mocha drizzle.

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Photo courtesy Starbucks

Vancouverites may feel like Starbucks is the continually re-animating, haunting, scariest place for coffee lovers, but you gotta hand it to them, they go big with their limited edition novelty Frappuccinos.

The Zombie drink is meant to evoke those seasonal pleasers, caramel-dipped apples, and, of course, the hungry undead.

This isn’t the first time Starbucks has whipped up a Halloween-themed Frapp; in the past they’ve done a “Franken Frappuccino” and its cousin, the “Frappula Frappuccino.”

With themed holiday drinks and eats super trendy right now, Starbucks is among the many food and bev retailers opting to dress up their menu for Halloween.

The Zombie Frappuccino is available October 26 through 31 in participating stores in the United States and Canada, while supplies last. (And if your favourite store runs out, please don’t eat the barista.)

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom