Starbucks' Avocado Frappuccino Was Only Found In This Country

At this point, it's no longer a surprise that global chains like McDonald's and Starbucks have different menus depending on where you are in the world. This means that your favorite Starbucks Frappuccino in the U.S. may not be a thing if you're traveling to another country. What that also means is that you're probably missing out on some pretty great Frappuccino inventions that are not available in America.

Take for example the breezy Peach on the Beach Frap only available in Japan, the festive Snowball Dark Mocha Frappuccino in Vietnam and Indonesia, or the Mermaid Frappuccino only available in Mexico and South America (via Delish). None of these, you'd find at a Starbucks outlet in the States. But there's one particular Frappuccino not available in the U.S. that has taken Starbucks-loving fans in America by surprise — the Avocado Blended.

The Avocado Blended Frappuccino is no regular Frap because baristas go through great pains to make the beverage look like an actual halved avocado. According to Bustle, a dark screen sauce is used at the border of the lid to make a ring that looks like an avocado peel. Then, a chocolate sphere is placed in the middle to make it look like an actual avocado pit — making the drink all-in-all look eerily like a halved avocado from the top.

The Avocado Blended Frappuccino is only available in South Korea

Considering the mammoth avocado fanbase in the U.S. it comes as a baffling surprise that the Avocado Blended Frappuccino is only available in South Korea (via Bustle). Even in South Korea, the blended beverage was only available on the seasonal menu for a limited period in 2018.

According to My Recipes, the drink was first introduced to the South Korean Starbucks menu back in 2015. However, the drink failed to be as visually striking as the outlet's other Frappuccino drinks, and so, the chain decided to re-release it a few years later on June 26, 2018, with a makeover that made the drink more 'grammable.

The site found that when done right, the Avocado Blended Frap looked pretty darn perfect, however, a lot depended on the baristas having a steady hand. During rush hours, the Frappuccino could come out looking more like sunny-side up eggs gone wrong. South Korean fans also admitted that you had to click a picture of the drink pretty quickly as only a few seconds later, the drink became runny.

Considering the drink is no longer on the Starbucks menu in South Korea and Starbucks has not given any indication whether they plan to bring the drink to the U.S., Starbucks fans in America will just have to resort to making a replica of the drink at home. Bustle recommends using Food Network's avocado smoothie recipe to make the Avocado Blended Frappuccino and then plonking a chocolate truffle on top. Knowing Starbucks' Frappuccinos and their bad rep for being loaded with sugar, chances are that this at-home version is going to be a touch healthier, too.