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Starbucks to Release New Watermelon Frappuccino

A refreshing and aesthetically pleasing taste of summer

Watermelons in Japan are more than just a delicious fruit – they're a sign of summer, and their refreshing taste helps combat against the hottest time of the year. For fans of watermelon-flavored treats, Starbucks Japan will be releasing a new Gaburi Watermelon Frappuccino from August 9th until the end of the month, and it's bound to be incredibly popular.

Part of the frappuccino's appeal is in its presentation – it has been designed to *look* like a watermelon does, with a green layer made of kiwi pulp at the bottom to emulate the rind, and the vivid pinky-red of the watermelon "flesh" comprising a trio of watermelon, dragon fruit, and passionfruit juices. It's all finished off with whipped cream and a sprinkling of salt infused with watermelon juice, which is said to enhance the sweetness of the drink even more.

Photo: Starbucks Japan

The frappuccino comes in tall size only, and it's priced at 690 yen for in-store orders and 678 yen if you get it to-go. Keep in mind that while the sales period is set to run until August 31st, it's a strictly while stocks last situation – so get in early if it's a must-try for you.

Getting there

The frappuccino will be sold at Starbucks stores across the country. To determine the closest one to you, visit the store locator on their website.


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