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what do u think of the new Starbuck's Pomegranate or Tangerine Frappuccino juice blend?

hhc Jun 29, 2006 09:14 PM

what do u think of the new Starbuck's Pomegranate or Tangerine Frappuccino juice blend? Try one or pass?

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  1. cherylp3 RE: hhc Jun 30, 2006 12:10 AM

    the Tangerine juice blend was good, they use the passion tea along with a mix. I haven't tried Pomegranite yet but the barista said it was good as well.

    1. hhc RE: hhc Jun 30, 2006 01:37 AM

      pom juice frap was just ok. Too sweet and a tiny bit tangy, not enough ice for me. I won't get it again, $3 for a tall. I like their vanilla frap the best.

      1. Xericx RE: hhc Jun 30, 2006 01:50 AM

        I tried a Banana Cream frappuchino....it sucked.

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          fruithead RE: hhc Jul 3, 2006 09:33 PM

          i haven't tried the tangerine flavor but the pomegranate blend is real good on a hot summer day.

          1. KellBell RE: hhc Jul 5, 2006 11:48 PM

            I thought they were both good, but I preferred the pomegranate, I agree that they need to be more icy though.

            1. PaulF RE: hhc Jul 6, 2006 07:08 PM

              The tangerine is decaff, which made it a good drink for my son when I did the drive through for an iced coffee on a hot day in SoCal.

              I tasted it and it was real fruity -- pretty tasty -- though I didn't taste much tea.

              The pom is caffeinated.

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                swissgirl RE: hhc Jul 7, 2006 12:45 AM

                The tangerine frapp is very tangerine-y but I was expecting it to be thicker and icier. By the time, I walked out and got in the car, most of the ice had melted and it was essentially an expensive cup of juice and tea. It was not a hot day by any means so I would have expected the iciness to linger much longer. Even though the flavor was good, the consistency was not. I won't purchase it again.

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                  davinagr RE: swissgirl Jul 19, 2006 11:23 PM

                  Know what you mean...saw a guy at the dog park the other night drinking one and it appeared that half the ice had melted off and formed this weird looking oil/water sort of separation. He said it was just so-so in taste.

                2. sivyaleah RE: hhc Jul 20, 2006 01:27 PM

                  I love that tangerine one. Really great flavor but it did melt a bit too fast. But I drank it so fast that it didn't really matter. Went really good with the cuban take-out lunch I had.

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                    schuylar RE: hhc Sep 19, 2006 12:55 AM

                    Both of these sounded good until I tried them. They were way, way too sweet. I wonder if they contain more sugar than regular sodas.

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