The color scheme of the drink is pure spookily elegant drama. The jet-black frappuccino is topped off with white whipped cream and a tasteful swirl of black syrup, so its appearance is actually rather formal and suitable for any black-tie occasions that might be serving frozen coffee concoctions. One of the English-language comments on Starbucks Japan’s Instagram post about this drink calls it “pure artwork.” As to the flavor, we can’t know for sure what most people are saying, but we did find one English speaker who enthused, “I had one and loved it!” Thanks for the info … and also the FOMO.
Seriously, Starbucks? Why are we being left out? We want our Halloween frappuccinos, too! Okay, so you did bring us the Zombie Frappuccino in 2017, replete with bloody brains, and the Witch’s Brew in 2018, and they were at least festive and fun to order. 2019’s Phantom frap, though, with its green slime swirl, was only available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa — what was up with that? To echo the most common quote in English on Instagram, “Please put these Frappuccino flavors in your U.S. locations.”