Fall 1 - Poland: Let's take a quick look at the fall promotional beverage for Starbucks Poland, starting tomorrow, September 4, 2012.
One of my blog's regular readers is a partner in Poland who has often written me via email, but doesn't leave blog comments. Starbucks Poland launches their fall lineup on September 4, 2012. Something of great interest to me was that Poland will be launching the Apple Crumble Frappuccino!
Some of you might remember that the Apple Crumble Latte and Frappuccino were "test" items about one year ago in North Carolina, and a limited number other locations. And if you're wondering what this delicious-sounding Frappuccino looks like, here are a couple of photos, straight from Warsaw to you:
Also on the topic of beverages, the partner in Poland writes, "European stores also start to offer Ristretto Bianco or Flat White, depends on country."
This is particularly interesting also since the Ristretto Bianco was briefly offered as a "test" item in early 2011, in Portland, Oregon and a few other U.S. locations.
For the foodies out there, Starbucks Poland also will launch three new treats tomorrow. There will be chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered hazelnuts, and chocolate covered cherries. These look good! I am officially jealous now!
While this is just a short little blog post, I thought it was incredibly interesting that Starbucks has come back to the Apple Crumble Frappuccino again. I have actually heard that it was indeed offered a number of international markets last year, including Japan. It is highly likely that other countries in addition to Poland will be launching this beverage.
Perhaps there is still hope that it will come to the United States.
What do you think? Would you drink an Apple Crumble Latte or an Apple Crumble Frappuccino?
(Just a quick edit on the morning of September 4, 2012: Hungary, Czech Republic, and the Netherlands. The snacks shown above are not new but they are in fact exclusive to Starbucks stores in Poland.)