Build Your Own Ice Blend this Summer at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
By Laura Medina
Starbucks' Frappuccinos in six flavors, celebrating their twentieth birthday, may be taking the headlines.
But, they're limited-edition run and will expire soon.
However, since Monday, May 18and running throughSunday,August 30, 2015,The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, invites coffee and tea lovers to'Find Your Flavor' with new and returning ways to customize theOriginal Ice Blended®drink through the summer. Fans can upgrade anyIce Blended® drink with several options such as adding in an Italian-inspiredAffogato(an espresso shot pour over);Cookies(blending cookie sandwich pieces);Ultimate(Chocolate Espresso Beans) andExtreme(double the coffee).
"We invented the Original Ice Blended® drink in the late '80s and started a nationwide craze," says Gloria Reardon, Director of Marketing. "This summer, we're adding new ways Ice Blended® drink aficionados can mix and match specialty add-ins and modifiers to craft new variations of this classic beverage. It's a fun way to enjoy a warm weather treat and make it your own."
Before there was frappuccinos, there were the Ice Blends, taking Italian tradition then giving it a sunny California spin.
Customers can also start the morning off with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Whole Grain Cranberry Breakfast Bar. Whole grain oats are combined with dried cranberries, sliced almonds, flax seeds, and a hit of honey for a chewy fruit and oatmeal snack to start the day.