Tuesday, April 5, is National Caramel Day and, to celebrate, Starbucks is bringing back a fan favorite drink - the Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino.
The drink is a blend of toffee nut syrup, Frappuccino Roast Coffee, milk and ice topped with a layer of caramel sauce and finished with whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha sauce. While the drink may be back, it will only be available for a limited time, starting April 5 and running through April 11.
The Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino drink was first introduced last year when the company first announced its customer-inspired secret Frappuccino hacks to the official menu. The other Frappuccinos unveiled at that time were the Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino, the Cotton Candy Frappuccino, the Cupcake Frappuccino, the Lemon Bar Frappuccino and the Red Velvet Cake Frappuccino.
If any Starbucks fans are looking for an excuse to indulge in any of the coffee house’s delicious pastries, the company is also offering customers that chance to bring in their morning Starbucks receipt any time after 2 p.m. for the opportunity to purchase any bakery item for $1, but only at participating locations. This is part of Starbucks’ Sweet Receipt offer, which will also run from April 5 to April 11.
The Sweet Receipt is the perfect opportunity to try out Starbucks’ new collection of pastries, including the Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake, Chocolate Chunk Muffin, Apple Fritter and Cinnamon Raisin Bagel. In addition to these treats, the company also announced new packaged snacks like Torie & Howard Chewie Fruities, Buck Wild Snacks and Chuao Chocolatier, as well as a new wrap called the Southwest-Style Steak Wrap.
“We wanted to include a lean meat in the wrap and thought that steak could be a nice complement to our wraps with chicken,” said Melodie Beal, a product development manager for Starbucks. “When we decided on a tender steak similar to what you would find in a fajita, our next idea was to make the wrap Southwestern style for broad appeal.
"We considered the different scenarios where our customers might eat a wrap, such as a lunch meeting, in the car or, now that the weather is warming up, outside on a bench or at a picnic,” she continued. “We want our customers to feel comfortable eating the wrap wherever they are.”