We try Starbucks Japan’s new White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino drinks

Plus drink out of a cute limited-edition polar bear head glass.

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2018, we say hello to Starbucks’ limited-edition holiday range of drinks and collectibles, and this week we set out to greet their latest release, the White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino.

Our Japanese-language reporter K. Masami, who knows a thing or two about Starbucks drinks, was keen to treat her taste buds to the joys of “Christmas in a cup”, so she decided to go all out with the tasting by ordering both the hot and cold versions when they were released on 22 November.

The cold Frappuccino was luxuriously delicious, with whipped cream, marshmallow, and white chocolate sauce designed to conjure up images of a sparkling snowscape on Christmas Day.

The silver chocolate pearls on top provided a nice crunchy element to the creamy drink, while the small marshmallow pieces added a delightfully chewy texture to every other mouthful.

The hot version also featured the same topping, with the silver pearls resembling the glistening sparkles seen on freshly fallen snow. This one was incredibly warming, like a rich and creamy white hot chocolate, which would be perfect for a cold winter’s day.

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