Starbucks Secret Menu: The Ultimate Guide

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Green Eye
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A Red Eye or Black Eye, sure — that's one and two extra shots of espresso in a regular drip, respectively. But those that go for green get a sure-to-jack-you-up three shots of espresso boost to their cup of coffee. (Note: apparently at some places it's called a Blue Eye.)

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Dirty Chai
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A Chai latte (hot or iced) with a shot of espresso added in. And if you want two shots? That's called a "Double Dirty" or "Extra Dirty" Chai.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Zebra Mocha
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Sometimes also called a "Penguin Mocha," a "Marble Mocha," or simply a "Black and White Mocha," this drink combines the white chocolate mocha with the regular mocha for those who can't pick a favorite. Or, if you really want to take it to the next level, ask to have raspberry flavoring added for something called the "Red Tux" Mocha.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Chocolate Dalmatian
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A White Chocolate Mocha with java chips and chocolate chips sprinkled in.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Cake Batter Frappuccino
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Perhaps a little deceptively named, as there are no actual pieces of cake or cake batter in it, this beverage originally consisted of vanilla and almond syrup added to a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino. However, since the almond syrup is largely no longer available, some recommend that you try subbing in hazelnut syrup and white mocha for a similar flavor.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Captain Crunch/Crunch Berry Frappuccino
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No, this doesn't involve bringing the childhood-favorite cereal into the store and asking them to blend it in a Frappuccino. Still, fans say that the combination of hazelnut syrup (though some folks contend it should be toffee nut) in a Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino is a dead ringer for the flavor of the cereal.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: "Short" Drink
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The Tall drink's smaller, less expensive younger brother.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: French Press
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Apparently if you ask, Starbucks will brew any of the coffee they sell in a French Press.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Super Cream Frappuccino
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Like to go heavy on the whipped cream? Ask for a "Super Cream" version of your Frappuccino and you'll get half a cup of whipped cream blended in. 

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Affogato-Style Frappuccino
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This one probably classifies more as an in-the-know drink than a "secret" one. Order any Frappuccino "affogato-style" and you'll get a shot of hot espresso added on top of your drink as opposed to having it blended in.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Triple C's
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The award for best alliteration in a Starbucks drink name goes to the Three C's: Cinnamon Dolce Latte with caramel syrup and chocolate mocha syrup.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Biscotti Frappuccino
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This off-the-menu item sounds a little like a Starbucks version of a DQ Blizzard or a McFlurry, except you have to have to buy a package of biscotti cookies separately and ask your barista to blend them into your Frappe. Note: There seems to be some contention online as to whether or not baristas are actually allowed to put biscotti in the blender, so maybe only ask someone you know who is willing to do you a favor.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Widow Maker
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Calling it similar to "[an] alcoholic version of Kahlua/Jäger," a reader named Rebecca recommended the Widow Maker: Half iced black tea, half iced black coffee.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Samoa Frappuccino
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Commenter Heather Williams suggested a summer-only favorite, the Samoa Frappuccio. "It’s the mocha coconut Frappuccino with caramel drizzle. It’s a dead ringer for the Girl Scout Cookie! We used to make it in our café all the time!" She also recommends some other seasonal drinks, "Other good seasonal beverages are the Pumpkin Spice Chai and the Gingerbread Chai. Coconut Chai is also really, really good."

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Thin Mint Frappuccino
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Another drink that borrows its name and flavor from the Girl Scout Cookie repertoire is this creation, which, according to commenter Julie Adkins is made by blending the Tazo Green Tea Crème Frappuccino with chocolate syrup and java chips. According to her, it’s "heaven in a cup." We imagine adding a pump of peppermint syrup wouldn’t hurt the combination either.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Snickers Frappuccino
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"We do know a lot of these drinks and more," noted Annalise, a commenter and a self-described Starbucks barista. "Try a Snickers Frappuccino: Java Chip Frappuccino with two pumps of toffee nut and a caramel drizzle on top. It tastes just like a Snickers.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino
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According to an anonymous The Daily Meal commenter, "At our store (licensed), my favorite drink is a Vanilla Bean [Crme Frappuccino] with vanilla [and] hazelnut [syrups], whipped cream, and a whole banana. But I am prepared to pay the $6 for a grande and I dont call it out or refer to it as a Banana Cream Pie, which is what it tastes like and the nickname it has acquired."

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Apple Juice Orange Blossom
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This combination of Tazo Orange Blossom Tea steeped in steamed apple juice (with no water), is what one anonymous The Daily Meal commenter calls "a perfect tasty tea alternative for us non-coffee drinkers."

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: The Grasshopper Frappuccino
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Recommended by another The Daily Meal commenter who identified themselves as a barista, the Grasshopper Frappuccino consists of a Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and peppermint syrup. "It tastes like mint chip ice cream and is a personal favorite."

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: The Dirty Hippy
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Prefer your Dirty Chai Tea Latte with soy milk instead of regular milk? According to one barista commenter, thats called a Dirty Hippy.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Marble Mocha Macchiato
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Says an anonymous barista commenter, "The Marble Mocha Macchiato is a twist on the signature Caramel Macchiato. White mocha on the bottom with no whip, shot on the top and mocha drizzle."

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Cookies & Cream Frappuccino
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Per a commenter, this is a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and a dash of peppermint syrup.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino
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Per a commenter, this is a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and a dash of peppermint syrup.

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Starbucks Secret Menu Item: Bootleg Brulée
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Per a commenter, this creation involves adding "two shots to any white mocha, and add toffee nut [syrup] and caramel drizzle."

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Starbucks Drinks You Need a Passport For
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Interested in more crazy drinks from Starbucks? Not all Starbucks are created equal. With global expansion well underway (more than 16,000 locations worldwide), this is truer than ever. Expanding into foreign markets like Italy, France, and China, who all have their own (non-American) connections to coffee, means becoming sensitive to a country’s wants and needs, while staying true to the brand’s identity. People around the world love the few distinct forays into local flavors found at their neighborhood Starbucks. Classic Canadian butter tarts, chunky Aussie beef pies, and a falafel mezze box in theMiddleEast go a long way.

Check out these 11 Starbucks’ Items You Need a Passport For

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Flickr/Roslyn in Starfish Island

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World's Coolest Starbucks Stores
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It’s not just new concept stores that stand out in the crowd (and when it comes to Starbucks stores, there is definitely a crowd). Some locations distinguish themselves by innovative exterior design, others by their unexpected surroundings — and in one case, at least, by simply being atypical for the brand.

Check out the World's Coolest Starbucks Stores

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