I'm in despair.
Starbucks changed the formulation on the Frappuccino in an effort to give us more choices. Now I only have one choice: don't drink it because it's sincerely awful. It tastes gritty and chalky and not very sweet.
The company touts the reformulated drink as an any-way-you-want-it Frappuccino. You can choose what kind of milk you have in it. You can choose what flavor and how much. You can choose how much coffee goes in your drink. You can choose to cut calories by making it light/no whip/etc. I get all that. I totally understand the joy in having such freedoms.
But not at the expense of taste.
I want my old fashioned grande no whip Java Chip Frappuccino light blended coffee. I know what you think. You think I don't like change. And that's true. But change that sacrifices quality serves no purpose except to send your customers to McDonald's for a Frappe. That'll be the day, when I go to the land of the Happy Meal for my morning java.
Sad day in beverage land. Now I have to go in search of the letter-writing campaign I'm sure someone else has started to try to convince Starbucks it made a big mistake. *Sigh* There aren't enough hours in the day to deal with iced coffee angst.