Last April 8, I got a chance to witness the launch of Starbucks Philippines’ summer campaign at SM Mall of Asia. Besides the pastel-hued design and interactive sections at the venue proper, it’s the new items that made me excited to be there that day.
Select bloggers were invited to enjoy “Summer at Starbucks” early on, before the event became open to the public. Everyone who went there were given a sort-of passport — basically a list of things they have to do. There were a number of activities: 2 games, 2 sampling stations, one photo-op, one Boomerang(!), and a doodle wall. We had to go around and complete the activities to get a special prize from Starbucks.
The Starbucks Summer Frappuccino Grand Launch happened last April 8 and 9 at the SM Mall of Asia
The new kid on the block: the Starbucks Pop’zel Coffee Frappuccino. The drink combines popcorn and pretzel syrup, topped with real popcorn and salted pretzel on whip cream.
Alongside the Pop’zel Coffee Frappuccino is a returning favorite: the Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino (right)
The first time I tried the Pop’zel, I wondered how to eat the pretzel and popcorn with my straw. As of this writing, I’m still wondering how to get the popcorn and pretzel out of the cup. Hahaha!
New food items! This is Roast Beef Deli on Ciabatta Bread, which I can say is my favorite. 🙂
Banana Chocolate Danish. I love that it’s not too sweet. Goes well with coffee.
Caremel Almond Crunch Cake. One of the Marketing Staff said that this is the actual size. Nice!
The Camembert and Mascarpone Blueberry Cheesecake is a bit of a mouthful, but it is delish!
Oh wow, they have new card designs for the season! The Stay Cool card is available for a minimum initial load of Php 300, while the Frappuccino die-cut cards is yours for an initial load of Php 1,000 for each design.
The new tumbler designs are pretty and colorful — perfect for the summer season!
During the launch, we went around the different stations. Sampling booths offered the new and returning Frappuccinos, as well as a taste of the Starbucks Cold Brew. These drinks surely make summer at Starbucks cool and enjoyable. 🙂
Guests had a blast playing Shoot the Popcorn…
… and Toss the Pretzel. Sad to say, I failed at both games, LOL!
Oodles of doodles! Guests expressed their creativity by writing messages and drawing on the Doodle Board in the venue.
Can’t believe this #TitaOfManila had to do a Boomerang post. And I ain’t putting it here, LOL!
I do believe there was a scheduled performance that afternoon. Unfortunately, I had to leave just after lunch that day.
It was an enjoyable event. I wished the Mr. and the kids were able to come with me. But well, they had to be home, so…
Anyways, these new items that say it’s summer at Starbucks will be available starting April 18. I bet you can’t wait. Me, too! 🙂