First dibs on Starbucks’ June offerings

When I received Starbucks Philippines’ invite for their latest blogger event, I knew I shouldn’t miss it. I skipped the last one (done during that hectic week before my flight to Bohol), so I made it a point to attend this one. Even if it was done outside the usual venue (the Drive-Thru store at The Fort).

This particular event was held in one of their newest branches, in One Rockwell (not the one in Powerplant Mall).

Starbucks One Rockwell. Store photos from Starbucks Philippines.

Ground floor of Starbucks One Rockwell

The mezzanine floor of Starbucks One Rockwell

Quite a cozy venue, I must say. The mezzanine floor’s ceiling was quite low, though. But of course that did not pose as a problem for me, hehe!

Anyways, the purpose of the event is to introduce, not only Starbucks’ new store, but also its new food and beverage offerings.

First up is the Starbucks Three Region Blend coffee.

Starbucks Three Region Blend. Photo from Starbucks Philippines.

It’s basically a combination of beans grown from Latin America, Africa/ Arabia, and Asia Pacific, pre-roasted to give a feel that’s light in the tongue but with a bit of a kick. It’s a medium blend, so if you’re not so much for the dark/ roasted coffee taste, this one’s a nice choice.

We were also introduced to 2 new drinks: the Hojicha Earl Grey Tea Jelly Frappuccino and Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino.

Sampling the Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino and the almost-empty Hojicha Earl Grey Tea Jelly Frappuccino

I like the Hojicha more than the Red Bean Green Tea, probably because of the jelly. Or maybe I’m just not too keen on the red beans.

Then came the foodstuff. For the savory, we had Bacon and Cheese on Italian Country Bread, Beef and Mushroom Pie, and Chicken Parmigiana Wrap.

Savory food group shot. Courtesy of me and my shaky hands.

My plate of goodies

For sweet endings, they have the Green Tea and Berry Cheesecake and the Purple Yam Cake with Macapuno and Red Bean.

Sweet food group shot

The cakes for the event. Wish they would come in these sizes, too, when they hit the stores.

Personal choices are the Bacon and Cheese and the cheesecake. But all are really yummy. 🙂

All these items are available in a Starbucks branch near you come June 12. They also have a limited run, 6 weeks we were told, so it’s best to grab them once they arrive.

Also, Starbucks has a special one-day-only promo in their One Rockwell branch. Buy any handcrafted beverage at Starbucks One Rockwell on Friday, June 8, from 4 to 8 PM and get a Free Double Upsize on your drink! Imagine, a Venti for the price of a Tall drink. Nice, isn’t it? If you’re in the area, do take advantage of this.

P.S. I might do a blog contest sometime soon. If ever, it’d be my first to do so. Would you be interested to join? 🙂

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  • u8mypinkcookies July 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    i loved the purple yam cake! i hope they offer those mini cakes 🙂

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    • moonchild117 July 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      they’ll be having new offerings on July 31. 🙂

      Reply

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