The Secret Menu is a collection of recipes submitted by the Starbucks lovers and baristas of the world. To add your favorite to the menu, you can email the site at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also attach a picture of the drink you are submitting to show the world what your creation looks like.
The menu site is well laid out, and you can find exactly what your sweet-tooth is looking for by searching through the tabs.
First on the left side is the top ten lists. You can find the right drink for you by looking under categories like “Kid Friendly,” “Easy to Order,” “Chocolate Lover,” and more. Also on this page is the top ten overall list. Here are the top five most popular:
1. Cotton Candy Frap
2. Kit Kat Frap
3. Cookie Dough Frap (Find this recipe under “Photos”)
4. Butterbeer Frap
5. Oreo Frap
In the Frappuccino tab, you can find drinks inspired by Twix, Peppermint Patties, and Honey Nut Cheerios. My personal favorite drink from the entire menu is the cinnamon roll inspired Frappuccino: a coffee-less drink with reminders of the breakfast food. You can find the recipe under my “Photos” tab along with some other delicious items.
The next tab is drinks, which is an umbrella for lattes, macchiatos, and refreshers. I haven’t personally ordered anything from this tab, but there are interesting choices like Mexican Hot Chocolate (find recipe under “Photos”), Blood Orange Slush, and the Nutella (recipe also under “Photos). Also in this category are crazy energy drinks like The Happy Shots and Liquid Cocaine. Not sure I want to start my day with a drink named after a dangerous drug though.
A little farther to the right, you can check out secret tea options. The Coldbuster (see recipe under “Photos”) is supposed to be a throat soother, which could be very helpful if we have another crazy winter like this past year. If you’re a fan of Earl Gray tea, London Fog may be a fun change-up as well. Who doesn’t love those chewy peach candies? If you’re like me, you’ll want to try Fuzzy Peach Tea by finding the recipe under “Photos” because it is inspired by the childhood favorite.
The last tab is called Secret Sizes. If you’re really down, you can try a Trenta, which is 31 ounces and only 50 cents more than a Venti. This size, however, is only available for iced drinks, so your daily coffee is unfortunately not applicable. A Short is for days when your sweet-tooth is smaller than usual. This size is a little smaller than tall and less expensive as well.
Next time you hear Starbucks calling your name, hop on www.starbuckssecretmenu.net and find a drink that looks fun to you! Also, make sure you have the recipe on hand because you will need it to order. Some baristas don’t know all the recipes, so they may need some help.
Feel free to send me pictures of your Secret Menu adventure by tagging me in your post on either Twitter (@karlymatthews_), Instagram (@lifeinpix102), or even post on the Komments From Karly Facebook page wall. Happy kommenting :)