Starbucks Serious Strawberry Frappuccino: A Delicious Surprise

Starbucks Serious Strawberry Frappuccino

I generally can’t take anything with the adjective “serious” in it, seriously. But that’s the beauty of Starbucks’ new Serious Strawberry Frappuccino Blended Beverage. Strawberry is a fun, summer flavor, but this drink is so good that you should take it seriously.

We know Starbucks has a track record for creating awesome fruit-flavored summer beverages, but I didn’t see this one coming! I thought at least the tasty mango pineapple flavor from last summer would be back, but I actually saw it as the lead at its Hong Kong and Taipei locations instead. Either way, I’m not complaining. This new flavor makes more sense as it stays in the theme of R&D refreshing core flavors we already know and love. Although, truth be told the old Strawberries & Crème flavor never appealed to me, but Serious Strawberry’s botanical infusion and puree definitely did.

Speaking of the old flavor, Serious Strawberry means business as it replaces said old flavor completely, unlike the other new flavors. So, it’s particularly surprising that it’s not denoted with “Blended Crème” per Starbucks’ typical non-caffeinated nomenclature.

When picking up my drink, I got a kick out of the barista announcing, “Serious Strawberry for Tiffany!” It sounded so silly that I had my own Bart Simpson Anita Bath tee-hee-hee moment. But, that’s part of the charm – that moment can’t be replicated with a Misto or Matcha Latte.

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I noticed it was a little more liquid-y than expected. I enjoyed my beverage indoors, but I could see this melting very quickly in the heat if it were consumed outdoors. It was a fleeting thought as I was immediately distracted by the pretty pink and white resembling the pink marble trend all over Instagram right now. I was also pleased to see real strawberry seeds in the swirls of puree because it sparked hope that it wouldn’t be artificial tasting.

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My mind was blown from the first sip. The flavor was like if I stuck my straw in a juicy strawberry; there were some sips that were tangier than others and some sweeter like eating the fruit itself. The nuance was in part from the botanical infusion of apples, licorice root, hibiscus, rose hips, and lemongrass.

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But, the botanicals also contributed to what I misread at first as a slightly artificial aftertaste. However, as I continued drinking I knew that it wasn’t at all like an artificial/powdered strawberry milk flavoring. The vanilla whipped cream rounded out this classic combination of berries and dairy.

With all these seriously stellar summer flavor launches, it’s going to be a tough act for Starbucks to follow in the fall.


Here are some common questions about our strawberries:

1. Are Tims Family Farm strawberries organic?

Yes, all our strawberries are organically grown. We follow strict organic farming practices to ensure the highest quality and healthiest strawberries.

2. What are the health benefits of strawberries?

Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that offer numerous health benefits. They are rich in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and promotes healthy skin. Strawberries also contain fiber, which aids digestion, and are a good source of folate, which is essential for cell growth and development.

3. When is the best season for strawberries?

Strawberries are typically in season during the summer months, from June to August. This is when you will find the freshest and most flavorful strawberries at Tims Family Farm.

4. Can I purchase strawberry plants from Tims Family Farm?

Yes, we offer a wide selection of strawberry plants for sale on our website. You can browse our collection and have them delivered right to your doorstep.

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5. Do you have any strawberry recipes?

Yes, we have a variety of delicious strawberry recipes on our website. From refreshing strawberry smoothies to mouthwatering strawberry shortcakes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


At Tims Family Farm, we are passionate about providing clean, organic, and nutritious fruits to our customers. Our strawberries are grown with care and love, ensuring the highest quality and taste. Whether you’re looking to add a healthy snack to your diet or want to indulge in some strawberry desserts, Tims Family Farm has you covered. Visit Tims Family Farm today to discover the best organic strawberries for you and your family.