BY CK Lam
Starbucks is one of the favorite coffee cafes in Penang, providing quality coffee in comfortable surroundings. The café with a passion for coffee launches the new, “However-You-Want-It Frappuccino” blended beverages in Malaysia.
Invited guests and media enjoyed an unforgettable coffee experience at the indoor event held at Starbucks E-gate, Penang. Under the guidance and demonstration by Salleharon and Yee Lin, we started taking baby steps in making the Soy Green Tea Cream Frappuccino® and Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage. These are the two best sellers at Starbucks.
The event also had us making our personalize frappuccino. “However-You-Want-It Frappuccino” provides customers to choose their dose of ingredients – amount of coffee, flavor, sweetness and toppings. For customers with dietary needs, they are able to enjoy their drinks with options of non-fat milk, soy milk and sugar-free syrup.
Squeezing the whip cream is not as easy as it looks…
The fun and informative event had everyone taking part in the “Best-However-You-Want-It Frappuccino®”contest. It had several of us walking away with great prizes! After the contest, we went on to indulge in the Starbucks mooncakes, delicacy for the coming Mid-Autumn Festival celebration.
The mooncakes with a twist of fusion Japanese and modern Western are available for sale in four delightful flavors:
Caramel Macchiato Mooncake that is inspired by the premium offerings gives the coffee lovers a delectable savor that they will never forget. Wrapped in a mixture of ground coffee centre with Swedish Caramel and Butterscotch Chips, this exciting treat adds in a touch of indulgence in every bite.
Hazelnut Latte Mooncake, is certainly a perfection of taste that brings you the familiarity of the premium brand. With the blend of Starbucks® Coffee and chunky hazelnuts, this scrumptious mooncake taste brings you more than joy with every single bite!
Filled with the sweet taste of zen, Green Tea Chocolate Mooncake gives you a healthier choice that satisfy your cravings during this auspicious season. This refreshing recipes centre with luscious chocolate filling and balanced up the outer layer of Green Tea and lotus. With a combination of traditional and contemporary that soothes and entices your senses, this unique lip-smacking and mouthwatering creation will defiantly be the talk around town!
Tiramisu Mooncake, perfectly wrapped up with Starbucks® Coffee and lotus paste entices your taste buds. This sweet delicacy centres with the taste of cheesiness combined with mung beans.
I had a few bites of indulgence…
The mooncakes are priced at RM32.80 for the Regular Package that consist of two scrumptious mooncakes and RM148.80 for the Premium Package of all four plus exclusive Limited Edition Ceramic Starbucks® Logo Coasters.
This is an experience like no other, donning the Starbucks apron and learning tips in making the frappuccino. I have discovered my favorite Frappuccino, have you? If not, then head over to Starbucks and have one tailor made that is truly yours! Big thanks to Jacgy for the photos.
Frappuccino that is truly mine!
* Many thanks to Starbucks for laying on this invitation.