And the holiday madness continues with yet another seasonal creation debuting at Starbucks. Made available for sale from December 5th, the Pistachio Christmas Tree Hot Drink and Frappuccino offer a medley of nutty holiday flavors for the taste buds.
We decided to go out for a quick break to catch this specialty item for the short two weeks it is available.
The drink base and the whip cream, both a gentle sage green color, are blended with pistachio nuts to add body and depth of flavor to the beverage. The frozen base also contains chips of macadamia nuts for texture, while the whipped cream is drizzled with a sweet mouth-puckering raspberry sauce.
We enjoyed this drink compared to the White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino, but still felt that among the specialty drinks at Starbucks, Christmas this year is more about the photo-opportunity than the flavor. The drink was not too sweet, which was definitely a plus, but overall, for 600円, the flavors didn’t particularly surprise us, and the drink felt a bit watery. A bit of a disappointment. As you can see in the photos above, the whipped cream seemed to be melting from the moment we received the drinks.
…Better luck next time?