Frappuccino Alternatives: Godiva’s Blended Chocolate Drink

I was at the Time Warner Center today, shopping around at Borders and Williams Sonoma (I was low on my favorite olive oil which became my favorite because it’s the Barefoot Contessa’s favorite: Olio Santo) when I passed Godiva and noticed their blended chocolate drink advertised in the window. Price? $4.50. Compared to the price of a frappuccino, it’s right in the ballpark. And I don’t get frappuccinos anymore, but there was a time that I did so I could totally justify the expense. Plus, my cholesterol results aren’t in yet, this might be my last opportunity to have something this decadent on a whim. (Haha! Yeah right!) So I ordered up the milk chocolate one and watched the blender whir. The woman asked if I wanted whipped cream. Ummmm…duh! Here’s what I got for my $4.50:

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I have to say, it tasted pretty great. Better, to my mind, than a frappuccino because frappuccinos are either too icy or too sweet and the coffee in them is kind of chemical and here the chocolate tasted kind of pure. Real bits of chocolate were in there and they made me happy. So be a diva and Godiva today.

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6 comments

  1. Adam, I love you. But for God’s sake: It is “Frappuccino”, very much like in “cappuccino”. In italian, “ci” makes the sound you would get with the english “ch” like in china. And in italian one would read “chi” like “ki”, which you don’t want in the case of cappuccino, frappuccino, etc…..

  2. EVERYONE is reviewing this drink. I just saw it a couple of days ago on another foodie’s blog. Did Godiva ask bloggers to post an advertorial about this like the food network recently did or is it just a coincidence?

  3. Thanks Hande, I made the correction! And Mary, I wish I could say Godiva was paying me or sending me free chocolate, but that’s purely a coincidence that another blogger reviewed it too. I did it all on a chocolatey whim.

  4. I was at Rockefeller Center a few months ago they had a flavor debut and the test taste drew me in. Yummy!

    (Note to A: Of course it’s a 1,000 calories! Godiva don’t do low-fat. Silly rabbit!)

  5. 1,000 calories is obscene. You can have a Frappuccino for 600. I don’t think the mild amusement of a blended beverage is worth the extra 400 calories.