Danielle Valente

What Does Starbucks' Black & White Frappuccino Taste Like? It's Every Chocolate Lover's Dream

Ad failed to load

Chocolate and whipped cream go together like Spongebob and Patrick, so of course the creamy goodness is non-negotiable when Starbucks debuts a new line of treats — especially one as delectable as its latest. For those wondering "What does Starbucks' Black and White Frappuccino taste like?" it's a brand-new chocolate paradise that's not to be missed. Yes, Mr. Barista, I'll take the whipped cream on my bev, and no I do not care that it's 9 o'clock in the morning.

It's Dec. 27 and 22 degrees, but I wasn't about to let a few daunting numbers stop me from indulging in the Black and White Frappuccino. Let me be honest here: This drink is worth braving the cold (though I kept my scarf and hat on the entire time while sipping the drink). It consists of dark mocha sauce, white chocolate mocha sauce, frappuccino roast coffee, milk, and ice. My whipped cream and chocolate shavings made for the perfect finishing touch, and I may or may not be fishing for said chocolate shavings with my straw as I type this (please don't judge, I'm hungry).

I have been assigned plenty of "I just tasted this Starbucks drink and here's what I think" articles while at Elite Daily, and I'll warn you, if you're inclined to pass on one of the many drinks I've sampled, let me just say: This is not that drink. The subtle yet sweet chocolatey concoction is the perfect winter treat (albeit for warmer winter days). It's a little overwhelming for breakfast, but it certainly makes one heck of a dessert. No need to have that sliver of cake now.

Ad failed to load
Danielle Valente

This Frappuccino is part of Starbucks' Black and White Mocha collection, which has arrived just in time to help make the colder months more tolerable. Bring on the evenings snuggled under the blankets with good books and Netflix shows. These treats are the perfect sidekick.

To make the year ahead all the more exciting, Starbucks decided to offer not one, but three different options. Consider this collection a gift before embarking on 2018. Thirsty customers will be able to choose between the Black and White Mocha, Black and White Hot Cocoa, and my beloved Black and White Frappuccino. If you're feeling adventurous, why not give all three a go? I definitely thought about it, but my slice of loaf cake and Frappuccino put me over the edge.

Ad failed to load

Since you're clearly a Black and White Frappuccino aficionado now after hanging out with me for a few paragraphs, let's get you up to speed with the other drinks in the new trio. The Black and White Mocha is a swirl of white chocolate and dark mocha. If there's a day in January or February that happens to be warmer than usual, you can order this baby iced. The Black and White Hot Cocoa is dark mocha sauce and white chocolate mocha sauce combined with steamed milk, so basically it's the hot cocoa you need for frigid temps. These combinations are certainly a lot to savor.


Now that you and your BFFs have decided which Black and White collection drink works best for you, it's time to concern yourself with winter entertainment since the treats are in order.  These 2018 book releases pair perfectly with one of Starbucks' new baby boys and an evening by the fire. If TV is your jam, you'll definitely get inspired by Netflix and Hulu's 2017 year in review. By learning about some people's bizarre streaming patterns, you'll be inclined to check out a new show or two... and we all know how that routine goes. Grab a blanket and Black and White bev — you're going to be on the couch for a while.

Ad failed to load

Convinced yet? See you at Starbucks (and don't hog the whipped cream).

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Ad failed to load

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

3 Important Red Flags To Watch Out For When You're Dating Someone Older Than You

My first serious relationship was with someone almost ten years my senior. We got together during my first semester of college (after meeting through mutual friends) and I'd be lying if I said our breakup didn't have anything to do with our significa…
By Sydnee Lyons

These "Millennial Cruises" Will Make Your Next Friend Group Vacation So Lit

If you're a millennial right now, consider yourself lucky. If you're a millennial with the travel bug, consider yourself luckier. I know, you might be thinking, "But... money!" Trust me, I get it. Plane tickets and hotels can get expensive as you cou…
By Amanda Fama

5 Trends From The '90s Are Making A Serious Comeback, So Somebody Page Cher Horowitz

I was born in the '90s and my childhood was one Caboodles train case packed with scrunchies and butterfly clips after another. If you could believe it, early '90s fashion is already considered vintage (I officially feel old AF) and according to sprin…
By Stephanie Montes

5 Social Things You Can Do To Feel Less Lonely If You’re Single

Being single and being lonely don’t have to go hand-in-hand. Just because you don’t have a significant other, doesn’t mean you aren’t surrounded by wonderful people who love and care about you. But once in a while (especially if you’ve been single fo…
By Veronica Lopez

6 Subtle Red Flags That Could Mean You’re Sleeping Way Too Much

Have you ever woken up after an unusually long night of sleep and felt, well, kind of awful? Whether you roll out of bed feeling super dehydrated, nursing a throbbing a headache, or you simply feel stiff as a board, there are reasons why your body mi…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 6 Workouts Can Be Done Right On Your Couch, & Yes, They Do Count As Exercise

Ever have that feeling when you're watching the Olympics like you should be working out, or at least stretching, but in reality you're just laying around eating chips? Yeah, me neither. But if you do ever feel that pull to work out when you're just l…
By Annakeara Stinson

10 Things You Should Say To Your Partner Every Day To Keep The Love Alive

When it coms to love, falling into it is a lot easier than maintaining it. There’s a reason, after all, that it's called "falling" in love, because it's mostly out of your control — the heart just takes over. Because those emotions come so easily and…
By Rachel Shatto

Science Says These 8 Foods Can Help You Live Longer, So Eat Up

If you're looking to live forever, or at least for an appropriately long amount of time, then the best way to get started on your journey toward immortality is to think about what you're putting into your body for fuel. Think of your diet as the batt…
By Caroline Burke

I Live In London & When Guys Find Out I'm American, They Only See Me As A Fling

I first entered the world of dating apps during a semester abroad in London, and I had zero idea what I was getting myself into. I was 21, had only ever dated boys I'd met through work, school, or mutual friends, and my appreciation for romantic come…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Here's Exactly How You'll Fall In Love, Based On Your Astrological Sign

One of my favorite things about learning about my zodiac sign and others' is learning patterns about my behavior that I can acknowledge and use to my advantage. As a Scorpio sun sign, I know I'm typically described as mysterious, drawn to loyal peopl…
By Elana Rubin

These 8 Red Flags Might Mean You're Pushing Yourself Too Hard In Your Workouts

If you live by the motto "no pain, no gain," or you frequently exclaim that your HIIT circuits "hurt so good," you're probably the type of person who challenges yourself to the max during your workouts. And while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, i…
By Georgina Berbari

These "Awkward" Proposal Stories Show There's No One Perfect Way To Get Engaged

There are a few adjectives people use to describe proposal stories that tend to be a bit more common than the rest. You know what I mean. How many times have you heard someone describe their marriage proposal as "magical" or "romantic" or — my person…
By Candice Jalili

This $20 Toy Simulates Pimple Popping, So You Can Save Your Face (But Still Lose Your Dignity)

As a self-proclaimed popaholic, I am not ashamed to admit that I love watching pimple popping and blackhead extraction videos. Call me gross, but I find it immensely therapeutic and satisfying. To all of my fellow weirdos, we’ve been blessed with a n…
By Ariana Marsh

Meghan Markle Uses This $13 Natural Wonder To Grow Her Eyebrows Back & You Can Too

Meghan Markle is the world's new go-to celebrity for all things fashion and beauty — she's marrying a prince after all, so she must have some tricks up her sleeve. Meghan Markle's beauty routine is just as intricate as mine, because that's how real s…
By Alison Turka

7 Foolproof Things To Do Every Day If You're Tired Of Being Lazy AF

Being lazy can be oh-so-lovely. Until you start letting life pass you by, and not living to your full potential, then suddenly, it's not so good anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love my weekends when I can stay snuggled up in bed just a bit longer. Hit…
By Marisa Casciano

This Is How Long Most People Wait To Say "I Love You," Science Says

If I had to choose one word to describe saying "I love you" to your partner for the first time, I'd have to go with... hmm, exciting? Nope. Thrilling? Hardly. Terrifying? YES. Exactly. Saying "I love you" for the first time is terrifying. What makes …
By Candice Jalili

6 Reasons To Travel Abroad With Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend In Your 20s

Traveling can be many things: hectic, expensive, and definitely stressful. But with the right people or person beside you, all those troubles kind of just melt away. That's why there are some solid reasons to travel abroad with your boyfriend or girl…
By Alani Vargas