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When Starbucks released the limited-period “Fresh Banana & Chocolate Cream Frappuccino” and “Fresh Banana & Caramel Cream Frappuccino“, dessert drink lovers around the nation completely fallen for the drink. These Banana Frappucinos from Starbucks have sparked a nation-wide craving for sweet banana drinks, with even McDonalds jumping on the bandwagon of banana drinks. The chocolate-based Frappucino have a fresh whole banana mixed into it, and is topped with the delicious goodness of chocolate brownie crumbs, whipped cream and chocolate sauce, are sold out by the morning everyday.

Sounds good. They look better than they sound.

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Image from here.

Many drinkers are singing praises of the taste and that the feeling of slurping up the delicate and chunky bananas through the thick straws is just amazing. I tried going to Starbucks for all 3 days I was there last month, but to no avail. It seems that having the drink in your hands somehow makes you look popular. Just look at some of these queues:

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Image from here.

Image from here.

Image from here.

And not that they need any more publicity, but they held a summer party to celebrate the drink. Never heard of any party to celebrate any non-alcoholic beverages ever.

Despite the supposed nutrition that bananas should be providing, many Twitter users are complaining that the drink contains up to 420 kcals which you probably can take in replacement of your breakfast. Also, you can buy 24 bananas for the price of ¥610.

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