This Starbucks holiday beverage takes inspiration from one of the most festive desserts of the season—the humble fruitcake. The limited-time Starbucks holiday drink is meant to capture the flavor of the iconic Christmas dessert loaf that's made with candied fruits and nuts. As such, the 'Fruitcake Frappuccino' is prepared with a base of Hazelnut Creme Frappuccino that's enriched with dried fruit, cinnamon and toppings of whipped cream, a matcha powder and caramel sauce.
For those Starbucks customers who ordered the special drink on Ugly National Sweater Day, they received the drink wrapped in a protective knit sleeve.
As well as appealing to those who love the taste of fruitcake, the unique blended beverage even has some appeal to those who love to hate fruitcake, yet are willing to try it for the sake of tradition.