I just wanted your opinion before I write to them. I'm from the UK and my favourite drink is "Coffee frappucino with 5 pumps of white mocha syrup.
I went to a Starbucks (not a main one) yesterday and ordered this drink – attached is a picture of what I got. It was always a little lighter than the coffee Frappuccino but this drink was almost white – like a cream based drink! It tasted like it had almost no coffee in it either. I inquired about it and was told it was because of the new recipe. I found it very odd though – it’s only white chocolate syrup, and the normal ‘coffee frappucino’ is not exactly light. Also I’m sure other stores have had the new recipe and served the drink much darker.
I just wanted your opinion as to whether what I was given looks right or not because right now I really can’t decide if the store, or the new recipe, is to blame. I didn’t really want to order another one if it was going to be like that.
Click on the image for a larger view. Can anyone vouch for the claim that a new recipe is the reason his favorite drink has changed?