Popular Frappuccino Briefly Returns to Starbucks

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If you missed National Caramel Day yesterday, you can catch up at Starbucks.

The coffeehouse is celebrating for a week with the temporary return of its Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino. The blended beverage will be on the menu at participating U.S. and Canadian stores through April 11.

Starbucks has also brought back its Sweet Receipt deal through April 11. So if you buy something in the morning and bring the receipt back after 2 p.m., you’ll get $1 off a bakery item.

The Caramel Cocoa Cluster was introduced last year during a contest that was inspired by customers’ love of Frappuccinos, according to a news release.

Starbucks describes it as “a blend of toffee nut syrup, Frappuccino Roast Coffee, milk and ice and topped with a layer of caramel sauce, finished with whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha sauce.”

Starbucks’ nutritional information describes the Caramel Cocoa Cluster differently, though.

The 16-ounce size, a “Grande” in Starbucks parlance, is packed with more sugar than you should consume in an entire day or two — 68 grams.

The American Heart Association recommends that daily consumption of added sugars like table sugar be limited to no more than about 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men. That translates to 24 grams and 54 grams, respectively, according to Michigan State University.

With the standard fixings, which include whole milk and whipped cream, the Caramel Cocoa Cluster will also cost you:

  • 450 calories
  • 17 grams of total fat
  • 10 grams of saturated fat
  • 60 grams of cholesterol
  • 300 milligrams of sodium
  • 71 grams of carbohydrates

Will you have a Caramel Cocoa Cluster this week? Let us know below or on Facebook.

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