There's a little Baby Yoda around the internet, and he's just so cute, Starbucks is getting involved.
We caught wind of a Baby Yoda Frappuccino at the coffee chain and rock-paper-scissored to see which lucky writer would go order it. We needed proof that matcha green tea, caramel, ice and whipped cream can be cajoled into a Baby Yoda.
We actually mostly needed to know what Baby Yoda tasted like. (Ew.)
So, I walked up to the Starbucks counter and asked, "Have y'all heard of the Baby Yoda?”
And I was told quickly, flatly, exactly word for m-effin word: “No, because it doesn’t exist.”
I channeled Andy from The Office and was all like, “It’s on my phone, so, yes, it does. Hey-O! Boom. Burned by the phone.”
I placed my order, very specifically, then went and nervously awaited it's ... um... creation? ... in a corner.
Lo and behold, it worked! I think, anyway. I mean, a mom always adores her babies no matter what, right? And, I did add a little embellishment to the whipped cream, but I honestly think it works better that way.
A barista who is a bit more heavy-handed with the caramel might allow for a better cloak, but I'm not getting picky here (mostly because I'm non-confrontational).
I proudly showed it to the person who took my order, “Look! Hey! Hey! Look! It worked!”
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He looked at it, me, us — cracked a wee bit of a smile and then flatly asked me, “Yeah, but does it taste good?”
Who cares, right? It’s adorable! Not like I’m going to swing by the safe baby Yoda drop-off site if it doesn’t. I love him! He's all mine! Besides, it's a cup of ding-dong sugar, how could it taste bad?
The order goes like so:
• Matcha green tea Frappuccino
• Add caramel drizzle to the cup
• Top with whipped cream and caramel, style as needed