Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino Is No More

Well...  I live near a Peet's and a Starbucks.

Peet's has the drinks ( Their version of the Frappuccino, called Freedos) I prefer.  I live literally within a stones throw of one.  Yet Starbucks had the snacks I like better.  Then I came across the Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino in Starbucks.  With that, they got me.

Then in August I think it was, they pulled the Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino from the menus but you could still order it.  I'm not sure why they pulled it but that's OK, because I could still order it.

That was, until today when I was told by a staff member that it was no longer available.  IE:  They don't have the pre-packaged mix for it.  The staff at the store tried to come up with something comparable.  We tried a Mocha Frappuccino with a Peppermint shot, which was interesting, but not my Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino.

So with that being said, I may be going back to Peet's.

I've written Starbucks to let them know they may be losing my patronage.  Maybe you want to do the same if you liked the drink, at the Starbucks Contact Webpage for Retail Stores.

Here's what I said in my email:

Hi,  I was told yesterday that the only drink that really got me into Starbucks, the Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino, is no longer available.
I'm guessing sales of the product, which I might understand since it was actually removed from the menu a few months back.
But was it doing so poorly to have been pulled from the short menus you folks have?  Obviously pulling it doomed it.
I'm bummed.
I would go out of my way to hit your establishment just for that product.  (I live next door to the P word.  [peet's])
Can I assume it's gone for good?

I'll keep you filled in on the developments.

-Bruce

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Hi - sorry for the confirmation but I need to weed out the noise from the well intended comments. Thanks for leaving a note... - Bruce