After moving to drive-thru only for most of their locations following the initial outbreaks of the coronavirus, Starbucks has now reopened more than 85 percent of their company-operated stores across the country. The coffeehouse chain expects to have more than 90 percent of stores open by early June, and they’ve adopted new hours and protocols for a safe experience.
If you’re missing that experience of saying hello to the baristas you know and ordering your favorite drink, this might be the perfect excuse to drop in again: Starbucks has created new menu items with perfect summer vibes, which we could all no doubt use right now.
First up is a new iced guava passionfruit drink that is not only served cold for a refreshing treat, but it is also a pretty shade of pink! The new drink combinesâ¯flavors ofâ¯guava, passionfruit,â¯pineappleâ¯and ginger and is shaken up withâ¯coconut milkâ¯and ice, making it smooth and creamy. It joins the list ofâ¯non-dairy and customizable beveragesâ¯on Starbucks’ permanent menu.
The drink was just released, but it already has fans online.
Twitter user @moralesabbyy gave it quite the endorsement, declaring it “the most amazing thing from Starbucks”:
guava passion fruit refresher is the most amazing thing from starbucks!
— abbyy (@MoralesAbbyy) May 18, 2020
And @hash_drew is “in love”:
Starbucks has a new guava passionfruit drink & let’s just say a sis is in love
— hasherole (@Hash_Drew) May 21, 2020
Some aren’t fans of this particular tropical fruit, though. @darleeen23 is not pleased that the coffee chain has yet another guava drink on the menu:
Seriously @Starbucks another guava drink!!! Stop trying to make guava happen it’s NOT!
BRING BACK THE #CoolLimeRefresher
— . (@darleeen23) May 21, 2020
Starbucks also made an addition to their permanent menu that has 22 grams of protein: a grilled chicken and hummus protein box that includes grilled chicken breast, roasted red pepper hummus, naan, baby carrots and snap peas.
Sweet tooths, you’ll also find a new unicorn cake pop on the menu! Available for a limited time, the vanilla cake with confetti sprinkles is shaped into a unicorn, then dipped in a “white chocolatey icing” and completed with a cute unicorn face.
Nothing says summertime like s’mores, so Starbucks is also bringing back theirâ¯s’mores frappuccino for a limited time. The drink combinesâ¯layersâ¯of marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce, a blend of vanilla, coffee, milk and ice, and then is topped with even more marshmallow whipped cream. It is, of course, finished off with a graham cracker crumble.
Are you excited to head back to a Starbucks soon, or will you be picking up some goodies at the grocery store for at-home coffee?