Mini Frapp? Starbucks Deal A ‘Healthy’ Diet Frappucino

Patrick Frye - Author
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May 11 2015, Updated 8:56 a.m. ET

Want a mini frapp? Starbucks is offering a limited time deal that is testing out a relatively healthy, smaller-sized frappucino. But just how “healthy” is this mini frapp for your diet?

In a related report by the Inquisitr, a police officer sued Starbucks over free coffee he spilled on himself, and now he is demanding $50,000. The jury might have had second thoughts about this large lump sum since the cop drove home before seeking medical care.

So, just how healthy is the new mini frapp? Starbucks frappuccinos normally come in three sizes: Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces). The mini frapp is 10 ounces, and according to the Associated Press, the amount of sugar and calories is significantly less.

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“Starbucks says that for the regular coffee with no whipped cream, the mini will have 120 calories and 24 grams of sugar, compared with 180 calories and 36 grams of sugar for a small.”

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Based upon the deal with the mini frapp, Starbucks is still saying you can can get the new chocolate cookie straw. We would imagine this increases the sugar and calorie count significantly, but since you have to order a S’mores frapucinno in order to get it, we imagine you are not watching your calories.

Keep in mind, you will need to rush out soon to grab one, since it is a limited time offering.

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“Perfectly sized to enjoy your favorite flavors (and a few new ones). But only for a limited time.”

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The time for Starbucks’ mini frapp will be limited to May 11 through July 6, 2015. Of course, they have done this in the past, so perhaps it will make a comeback.

So, why is the Starbucks mini frapp even being offered? The company has not really explained themselves, but in recent times, other companies have become health conscious. For example, Mars may make candy but they are asking for sugar labeling to offer recommendations on consumption, and they are also talking about increasing the number of smaller-sized candy snacks that they offer.

Starbucks also pays attention to the ecosystem, and since the California drought is devastating the area, they announced they would stop pulling water for its Ethos Water brand from the west coast state.

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“We are committed to our mission to be a globally responsible company and to support the people of the state of California as they face this unprecedented drought.”

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What do you think about the Starbucks mini frapp? Should the coffee company keep the smaller size around for good?

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