Taste Testing TikTok Drinks

Trying to find a tasty drink to energize and satisfy

Morgan McCormack, News Editor

I’ve always had difficulty finding a caffeinated drink that satisfies both my tired brain and my taste buds. I’ve also never been the one to drink coffee or energy drinks as they make my mouth pucker in distaste. However, I put myself up to the challenge to finally find a drink that will satisfy me. Faced with this challenge, I did what many high school students do and turned to social media.

In my search, I found a multitude of drinks to try. I drove to Starbucks, my nerves rattling with a combination of anxiety and anticipation. 

I arrived and ordered my drinks, phone in hand, and the notes app opened. After reading off my meticulously typed order, I pulled forward and paid the barista, and awaited the hopefully tasty beverages that waited for me. As someone who only drinks water and lemonade, I was nervous but pleasantly surprised by the first drink. The Strawberry Acai Refresher was the perfect blend of strawberry and blueberry, and would definitely be worth trying again.

The drink comprises three scoops of strawberries and three scoops of berries, blended. I had some trepidation about the berries as I wasn’t sure what that would entail, but in the end it was a very satisfying and refreshing drink.

I was a bit taken aback by the White Mocha Iced Coffee as it was very potent. I could certainly taste the mocha, and it took a while to get used to the bitterness, but overall I was impressed that I didn’t dislike it.

Next was the concoction I was the most hesitant to sip on, venti iced coffee with four pumps of white mocha and sweet cream. The mocha flavor was strong, but not overpowering. Most likely not something I would purchase again but the appeal is definitely there.

Conversely, drinking the Pink Drink was like drinking a strawberry shake. I’m not a huge fan of strawberry shakes, but in this case, I enjoyed the flavor and the consistency was perfect.

This pastel-colored drink was a variation of its predecessor. With heavy cream rather than coconut milk and three scoops of vanilla bean powder with whipped cream on top. I wasn’t really the biggest fan due to its bitterness and cloying flavor, but I can definitely see the appeal.

By far my favorite of the bunch was the Oreo Chocolate Chip Frappe. It tasted like hot chocolate and Oreos in the perfect blend and is something that I will definitely be purchasing again.

This drink is somewhat of an enigma, I asked for a venti double chocolate chip Frappuccino with white mocha and whipped cream. For someone who doesn’t usually invest in Starbucks, I would recommend this beverage to anyone looking to try a blended drink.