Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Coffee Jelly Frappuccino is Back at Starbucks!

Living in Japan affords us things that aren't available in the United States, and vice versa. Well here's one thing that you can't get in the United ready? It's a new Starbucks drink called a Coffee Jelly Frappuccino. That's right, jelly.

It came out around this time last year, and while on base one day I tried it. It didn't last long, maybe throughout the summer. Walking through Zushi last week I saw a sign for it outside of Starbucks...and until then I had completely forgotten about it. After last year I know better than to buy it again this year!

By this point you probably are wondering what I thought of it. Well, it tasted good until chunks came up my was like chunks of jelly, but softer, more like Jell-o. It tasted good though, but it's a texture thing for me. The jelly pieces were large, but very soft so they broke apart and came right up the straw.

What did I think of it? Thumbs down. Coffee is for drinking, not eating...especially in jelly form at the bottom of a frappuccino! If you do try it, grab a spoon to go with your straw, you're going to need it.

And make sure you read the girl's hat in the first picture! She was very kind to let me take it.


Anonymous said...

>like chunks of jelly, but softer, more like Jell-o.

In Japan, "jelly" is what Americans call "Jell-o".

Japanese call the fruit spread for toast "jam"...(whether it's what Americans call "jelly" or "jam"---both are "jam" in Japan).

"Coffee jelly" (Jell-o) is popular in Japan. I guess I'm used to's not shocking to me at all.

(I couldn't see what the hat in your photo says. What does it say?)

newsjunkie said...

Wow tokyo5, you know so much about everything but you didn't know to click on the photo to see it full size so you can read the girl's hat? I'm *shocked*!

Terri said...

I'm with you is for drinking, not eating, unless it's coffee ice cream. :)
Don't think I could do that jelly stuff, again, like's a texture thing.

Anonymous said...

>Wow tokyo5, you know so much about everything but you didn't know to click on the photo to see it full size so you can read the girl's hat? I'm *shocked*!

Thank you. But, actually, I tried clicking on the photo...but nothing happened when I tried.

And, I hope my earlier comment didn't give you a negative impression.
I only meant to be helpful.

pika23 said...

they have this jelly tea or jelly soda at some cafe's in big cities in the states. Friends of mine from NYC, Chicago, LA, and Canada, they drink this stuff called Bubble Tea. Its got tapioca beads kinda...and the soda with these jelly blobs in it.

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Monique said...

How do you get your blog page to spread out the pictures randomly, or not so randomly? I can't do that on mine and I am on too. Arg! I like your page!


francis said...

What a BEAUTIFUL site-such a treat when you can't go yourself-wonderful photos-thanks so much!! Francis