Zombie Frappuccino creeps its way onto Starbucks beverage lineup

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Beginning Thursday, October 26, Starbucks locations will offer a special beverage that will only harm customers’ brains if drank too quickly.

The new Zombie Frappuccino is a neon concoction of green Frappuccino Crème that is tart apple and caramel flavored, as well as whipped cream mixed with red mocha drizzle made to look like brains. The fall beverage comes just in time for Halloween, and will stay on the Starbucks menu for a limited time until October 31.

“When brainstorming a new Frappuccino flavor for this Halloween, we started by thinking about a Halloween party and monster mash,” says Jennica Robinson from Starbucks beverage development team. “We had already invited Frankenstein and vampires to the party, so we came up with another monster that could join the bash.”

News of this beverage’s inclusion in the lineup has not been as well-received by Starbucks baristas, who have had to deal with an onslaught of customers earlier this year ordering Unicorn Frappuccinos. The drinks are famously difficult and time-consuming to make.

In addition to the spooky Frappuccino, Starbucks has also added Halloween sweets to its menu. The Mummy Cake Pop features a vanilla cake Birthday Cake Pop all dressed up for Halloween, while the Day of the Dead Cookie features a buttery shortbread cookie with a skeleton design for the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos.