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Starbucks Japan’s latest Frappuccino tastes better with a customization

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

With the weather really heating up in Japan, Starbucks this month released a summertime Frappuccino to keep us cool in the sweltering humidity.

Called the Gaburi Peach Frappuccino, this limited-time beverage is the latest reincarnation of the chain’s popular peach-flavored Frappuccino, which has been making an appearance in some shape or form every summer since 2015.


This year, the drink is said to use the same formulation as last year’s Momo More Frappuccino, albeit with a different name to better encapsulate the gaburi sensation of the drink.

▼ Gaburi means to take a big bite out of something, and in this case, it’s a juicy peach.


Our resident Starbucks expert, K Masami, fell in love with last year’s peach Frappuccino, so this year she wanted to try it with a customized twist for something different. Her experienced palate felt that extra citrus pulp would be a good match for this drink, and after running the idea by the barista, who confirmed that this would be an ideal customization, she received her customized drink.

▼ The Frappuccino is sold in a tall size only for 700 yen, while the customization costs 110 yen.


The Gaburi Peach Frappuccino was already pulpy in its original form, but now that Masami had added extra citrus pulp to the mix, the base looked like a heavenly pool of pinky orange deliciousness.

▼ Just looking at this drink is enough to re-energize you on a hot day.


Starting at the top, the peach-flavoured whipped cream had a mellow, milky sweetness that was delectable, and as Masami made her way down into the base, she began to feel the peach burst through, brightening her palate with its deliciously refreshing flavour.

The non-milk base helped to accentuate the fruitiness of the drink, and as she scooped up spoonfuls of pulp, she found chunks of peach interspersed throughout, helping to create the satisfying sensation of biting into a juicy peach.


The citrus pulp customization helped to create a slight contrast in flavor with a hint of tartness to counteract the sweetness, and the extra pulp added another layer to the mix. It was delicious, refreshing, and so incredibly easy to drink that Masami was tempted to order another one.

However, in the end she was able to restrain herself from overindulging, deciding to spread her Gaburi Frappuccino consumption throughout the summer months, while it’s on the menu until Aug 8.

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1.) I wish the drinks that are available in Japan were also available where I live. I would like to try them.

2.) A few years ago a new coffee shop came to town, called Porto's. Their drinks are way better than those from Starbucks, which I have been patronizing for more than 30 years. It is a family owned business, committed to quality.

Just saying.

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All they need to do now is cut down on the sugar 25% and they will have an even bigger hit!

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2.) A few years ago a new coffee shop came to town, called Porto's. Their drinks are way better than those from Starbucks

It's hard to imagine a coffee shop that doesn't sell better coffee than Starbucks. Starbucks is the bottom of the barrel, it's the McDonalds of coffee. You don't go to McD's when you want a steak.

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This is not a well written article, doesn’t tell you what you need to order it yourself lol

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Neither the description or the picture makes me think I would like the drink, if anything both do the opposite, "fruity", "pulpy" or "tartyness" is not something I search for in a Frappuccino.

Sometimes I think Starbucks would do better without forcing any coffee into these drinks, as a juice or milkshake they would feel more natural.

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This type of thing should only consumed in moderation. Partake too often and it will lead to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and an early death.

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Not my for me. Looks too salty. I'll stay with the Starbucks 本日コヒー and an egg sandwich thank you very much. An old dog can't changes its spots lol~

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