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Starbucks Releases 'American Cherry Pie Frappuccino.' In Japan.

Did we mention the domed pie crust top?

06/04/2017 2:43 AM AEST | Updated 06/04/2017 2:54 AM AEST

Food mashups are the norm these days, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t stopped in our tracks when we caught sight of Starbucks’ newest Frappuccino creation. It’s a cherry pie and a Frappuccino all in one Starbucks cup.

Set your sights on the frap that’ll be unleashed in Japan for a limited time starting April 13.

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The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino 

That’s the American Cherry Pie Frappuccino and it aims to recreate the experience of eating a classic diner cherry pie a la mode ― but in a cup, with a straw. In Japan.

The drink includes a bottom and top layer of cherry compote, a vanilla Frappuccino base studded with bite-sized pie pieces, whipped cream, and the pie crust domed top, of course. Breaking into the top with the straw is meant to recreate the experience of digging into a pie with a fork. 

If you’re thinking, “yum,” you might be right. But if you’re thinking, “what a sugar bomb,” you’re also right. A tall cupcake creme Frappuccino, the closest comparable frap we have stateside, contains 42 grams of sugar ― that’s close to double the daily recommended intake for sugar.

Imagine that, with a pie crust top to boot.

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