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Starbucks Has Released An Horchata Frappuccino And People Are Torn About It

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For a while now, hardcore Starbucks fans have discussed a way to get an unofficial, horchata-flavored frappuccino. It’s done by ordering a frappuccino with a specific list of ingredients that result in a frap that sorta tastes like horchata. It seems Starbucks has caught on because they just released an official Horchata Frappuccino. Though some people are excited about the new, horchata-inspired drink, some are pretty disappointed by the flavor. Here’s how things are shaking out since the release of the Horchata Frappuccino.

At first, people weren’t sure if the drink was real.

Maybe they thought it was too good to be true, but it is very, very true.

Some people are over the moon about it.

Unlike the wildly popular Unicorn Frappuccino, the Horchata Frappuccino is going to be a permanent part of the Starbucks menu, according to CNBC.

And some Latinos can’t contain their excitement.

The ingredients for the frappuccino almond milk (for the non-dairy people), cinnamon dolce syrup, coffee and ice topped with whipped cream and caramel with cinnamon and sugar sprinkles.

It is even encouraging those who don’t like Starbucks to give it a try.

Seems like Starbucks is getting good at the gimmick beverages to encourage people to give up their money.

And, at first glance, it seems that everyone is just thrilled about it.

But, some people are not quite satisfied with the taste.

“Tastes more like a cinnamon roll.” Yeah. Horchatas and cinnamon rolls don’t really taste the same.

 They’ve even tried to warn horchata lovers about the lack of real horchata flavor.

But even some of those who are disappointed with the drink don’t hate it.

Latin@ problems… #horchata #nimodo

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Sometimes you just have to take things as they are and remember that not all copies will taste the same.

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Amazon's Tacos Al Pastor Meal Kit Doesn't Include A Taquero Slicing Piña From A Spit

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Amazon’s Tacos Al Pastor Meal Kit Doesn’t Include A Taquero Slicing Piña From A Spit

Hey! Yeah, you. You’re familiar with tacos al pastor, yes?

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If you get them at your usual neighborhood spot, they probably look a little something like this:

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Beautiful, savory chunks of marinated pork with cilantro and onions.

But they’re really good when you can get ’em from a taquero who has a trompo:

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Look at the flick of the wrist. Watching the taquero slice a sliver of pineapple and catching it with the other hand is always fun, no matter how many times you’ve seen it.

Guess what? Amazon is now selling tacos al pastor in a box. Seriously.

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You’re probably thinking:

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 The tacos, which serve two people, are part of Amazon’s recently-launched meal kits, which are being tested in select cities, such as Seattle.

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Here is what’s in the box:

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The meal kits, which range from $14 to $18, are portioned out for two people and, according to Amazon, there is minimal prep required aside from marinating and cooking the meat.

And here’s the beauty shot of the finished product:

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This is the description of the product:

“Characterized by ultra-thinly sliced pork that’s spiced up with chipotle pepper, brightened by the sweetness of seared pineapple, and made decadent by a rich Northern Mexican cow’s milk cheese, every bite is a delightful surprise on the palate.”

OK, a few thoughts: the tortillas de harina and the queso quesadilla make this more of a gringa” de al pastor, which is pretty fitting considering it’s being sold by Amazon. Also, judging by this photo, no one told whoever created the meal kit that radishes and pickled jalapeños are usually eaten on the side, not in the taco. The shredded cabbage is a puzzling since these aren’t fish tacos and the pico de gallo probably goes best with the chips, but I’m not going to completely judge how people choose to eat their tacos because I put pickle juice on french fries.

It would just make a little more sense if I saw tortillas de maiz, cilantro, onion, pineapple and some salsa. Something like this:

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But, unless Amazon includes one of these in its meal kits, chances are those tacos won’t ever come close to what you’d get from your favorite taco spot. 

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So, what do you think?

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