Mini cupcakes. Mini hotdogs. Mini pies (affectionately known as handpies). We as a nation have a soft spot for any small food items, and now Starbucks is jumping on the bandwagon with the mini Frappuccino. The 10-ounce coffee drink may only be two ounces shorter than its “tall” counterpart, but that makes a huge difference when you’re looking for just a little jolt in the morning. The new size is being tested in Houston and Denver.
The smaller size appears to have some attitude (the sign advertising the mini frap says it “prefers not to be called short”), but it’s also less customizable than regular Frappuccinos, according to Starbucks Melody, as the list of flavors you can add to your mini frap is smaller than the one for larger sizes.
Participating stores are even offering a promotion: for every six mini Frappuccinos you buy, you can get one free Grande drink of your choice.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi