Starbucks Secret Menu- “The Devil’s Drinks” in Seoul, Korea

Last weekend, my food-instagrammer-friend told me that there is a 돼지바 (dwaeji-bar) frappuccino in Korean Starbucks, so I decided to go try it out.

スクリーンショット 2016-07-21 午後11.27.39First of all, what is a 돼지바? Its literal translation is “pig bar,” but it’s actually just a name of an ice cream bar with strawberry syrup, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate biscuit pieces.

スクリーンショット 2016-07-21 午後11.27.17Now how does this turn into a Starbucks frappuccino? I was easily able to find the menu by searching “스타벅스 돼지바” on Naver.

Dwaeji-bar Frappuccino Recipe

The Base Drink: Strawberry Cream Frappuccino (Grande)

Recipe: Replace the milk with soy milk, add 6 pumps of strawberry syrup and half of a serving of java chips and mix well. Add some soy whipping cream, the remaining half of the java chips and chocolate drizzle on top.

Price: 7,300 KRW = Strawberry Cream Frappuccino Grande size (6,000 KRW) + Java Chip (600 KRW) + Chocolate Drizzle (600 KRW)


What to show the Korean bartender if they’re not familiar with that menu: 딸기 크림 프라푸치노에 딸기 시럽 6펌프 넣어주시고 자바칩 추가해서 반을 음료수랑 갈아주세요. 두유 휘핑 크림 위에 남은 자바칩과  초코드리즐을 뿌려주세요.

When I ordered it, I got it with the tall size… the bartender warned me that it would be really sweet. I’m sure it had a lot of calories, but it was quite delicious.

Did it actually taste like a 돼지바? I’m not sure. I think I’ll have to eat both at the same time to compare.

After trying out this drink, I found out this drink is part of the many Devil’s Drinks (악마의 음료, Akma ui umryo). It’s called  devil’s drinks because they all have very high calories… Here are some of the other drinks:

  • Shrek Frappuccino (슈렉 프라푸치노)
  • Godiva Frappuccino (고디바 프라푸치노)
  • Twix Frappuccino (트윅스 프라푸치노)
  • Oreo Frappuccino (오레오 프라푸치노)
  • Raspberry Frappuccino (라즈베리 프라푸치노)
  • Snicker’s Frappuccino (스니커즈 프라푸치노)
  • Green Tea Mint Frappuccino (그린티 민트 프라푸치노)
  • Mint Mocha Frappuccino (민트 모카 프라푸치노)
  • Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino (바나나 크림 파이 프라푸치노)

Are all of these drinks common outside of Korea as well?


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