My Advice On Refinery29: Best Starbucks Secret Menu Drinks

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The secret’s out!

I’m featured on Refinery29 again, spilling the coffee (not the tea—I’m not messy) on the best Starbucks secret menu drinks

The first time I was featured in Refinery29, a media outlet where women feel, see and claim their power, was in this article about this influencer from Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop

She staged her wedding that over 200-thousand people watched—and couldn’t look away!

If you didn’t know by now, I like to talk, so in these articles, I don’t hold back! 

Concerning Starbucks, I dish all about the past, present and now of my favorite beverage that’s *not* on the menu.


My Advice on Refinery29- The Best Starbucks Secret Menu Drinks Including Caramel Apple Spice & Everything Nice + Tie-Dye Frappuccino for the summer


How do you order what’s *not* on the menu?

 Say whaaa? 

I get it if you’re not in the *know*—so let me save you with this one. 

You won’t have to knock twice, spin around and wiggle your nose like Bewitched to order my favorite concoction. 

Nuh uh—I’m giving it all to you in this article! Along with 14 more Starbucks fans sharing their favorites that you probably didn’t know about either!

Read the full Refinery29 article HERE.


My Advice on Refinery29- The Best Starbucks Secret Menu Drinks Including Caramel Apple Spice & Everything Nice aka Caramel Apple Cider


It’s no secret what I’m drinking in this picture. It’s Starbucks’ latest summer fantasy, Tie-Dye Frappuccino!

On the menu—but for a limited time only. It tastes like sunshine, candy-cake!

My drink here is melting in the 90-degree summer temps. You should have seen it when the barista slid it on the counter and called my name. 

It was actually tie-dyed with colorful sprinkle dust in the yellow drink, and on top of that sprinkled whipped cream.

Don’t miss out on getting this frap before each location is sold out. 

That happened to me a few years ago when I had my tastebuds all ready for a Starbucks Unicorn drink. 


And just like that—two days out, and then magic—poof and it was gone. 

No more ingredients at any location for baristas to concoct any more Unicorns.


What gift cards do you want to see in a giveaway?

PS— Wouldn’t it be fun to have a new giveaway here, maybe to Starbucks so you can get the next *it* drink before poof—it’s gone?

Tell me—I know you’re dying to say it! 

In the comments below, reply with your favorite store that you’d want a gift card to?


My style with whimsy tip

I wear summer sets—and in bright colors and patterns.

I call this my “candy striped” outfit.

I added a label belt and puppy sandals for subtle hints of classy and whimsy!



SheIn shorts & blazer set  |  Gucci belt  |  Kate Spade chihuahua sandals  |  Sugarfix clear hoop earrings



My Advice on Refinery29- The Best Starbucks Secret Menu Drinks Including Caramel Apple Spice & Everything Nice- Like This Post? Pin It!...after you try a Tie-Dye Frappuccino!


My Advice on Refinery29- The Best Starbucks Secret Menu Drinks Including Caramel Apple Spice & Everything Nice- My style of drink- rainbows, sprinkles and whipped cream!


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  1. Judith Watson
    July 13, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    Some of these I might would like. Thanks for the info, I love Starbucks!

  2. Amy C.
    July 13, 2019 / 11:46 pm

    My favorite gift cards for a giveaway would be Paypal, Amazon, Target and Starbucks

  3. maryam
    July 13, 2019 / 11:57 pm

    Love your blog ????

  4. Tara Christine Enright
    July 14, 2019 / 12:00 am

    Your so cheery and happy. That beverage looks good what ya drinking (:

    • July 14, 2019 / 12:23 am

      Hey, Tara! It’s Starbucks’ new & yummy Tie-Dye Frappuccino 😉

  5. Ronnell Storie
    July 14, 2019 / 12:01 am

    Not a starbucks fan. Why? I live in a small town and there are none close around. I don’t drink coffee. Never been to a starbucks.

    • July 14, 2019 / 12:25 am

      I actually don’t drink their coffee either. In the Refinery29 article, I share my favorite drink from Starbucks—which is a non-coffee beverage 😉

  6. Janet Aycock
    July 14, 2019 / 12:16 am

    i love all gift cards and would love to win one thanks

  7. Celeste Herrin
    July 14, 2019 / 12:31 am

    Amazon is definitely number one in my book, but PayPal or Walmart would also be great! I had no idea about drinks that are not on the menu at Starbucks. I really appreciate the info!

  8. Christi
    July 14, 2019 / 12:35 am

    I love gift cards from Amazon, PayPal and Target. Upbeat blogs like yours are the best.

    • July 14, 2019 / 12:56 pm

      Thanks, Christi! I appreciate you being here and sharing 😉

  9. slehan
    July 14, 2019 / 1:22 am

    I’ll take the chai tea please.
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. Barrie
    July 14, 2019 / 1:30 am

    I keep hearing about the unicorn beverage from Starbucks. It looks colorful but scares me. LOL. I love a good coffee drink. Maybe my daughter will try it so I can have a sip!

    • July 14, 2019 / 12:59 pm

      Ha Ha! I never got to enjoy the unicorn—But my friend treated me to another Tie-Dye Frap today. I imagine the Unicorn was fruity like this one.

  11. Nancy Payette
    July 14, 2019 / 1:37 am

    I like their cafe lattes & coolattas. Thanks for the opportunity. ????

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:01 pm

      You’re welcome and great choices in drinks 😉

  12. Katheleen Cannella
    July 14, 2019 / 2:27 am

    Hi, this is new to me and I am very happy to meet you & to learn of your web site!

    • Katheleen Cannella
      July 14, 2019 / 2:32 am

      I do enjoy Starbucks and love Frappucinos!

      • July 14, 2019 / 1:32 pm

        Same here! This new Tie-Dye Frap is perfect for me since it’s not a coffee base.

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:40 pm

      Hi, Katheleen! So happy meet you as well, and glad to have you around 😉

  13. Charlotte
    July 14, 2019 / 2:38 am

    I’m so ready to try this drink now! I definitely want to try it before it’s gone. I didn’t get to try the Unicorn either. I was kind of bummed about that, because it looked so good! Thanks for letting us know about the tie dye frap! I always enjoy reading your blog post, whenever I get free time. You keep it very interesting in how you write them. You literally were meant for this! Keep sharing those adorable outfits, they give me inspiration on my choice of clothing!

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:34 pm

      Thanks so much for taking the time to share that with me Charlotte! I feel like I’m living in my purpose here, and it means a lot to get confirmation that it’s well received 😉

  14. Jessica Lodge
    July 14, 2019 / 2:51 am

    I love my Starbucks coffee but I can’t do the Frappuccinos. They are just a little too sweet for me. I wish they would have more secret menu coffee drinks though.

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:35 pm

      Yeah, I think there are many people who don’t necessarily enjoy the sweetness. For me, it’s like, “BRING IT!” 😉

  15. Megan Wilson
    July 14, 2019 / 3:12 am

    Love Starbucks! My favorite are caramel lattes with extra pumps of that fabulous caramel! Thank you for sharing!

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:37 pm

      Welcome—and oh how I love caramel, too! 😉

  16. Holly Thomas
    July 14, 2019 / 5:14 am

    I learned of the secret menu about ten years ago and haven’t tried any yet.

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:37 pm

      Now you have a whole list of fabulous choices 😉

  17. Annette
    July 14, 2019 / 5:14 am

    Now I want to go to Starbucks to try the Caramel Apple Cider/Spice!

    It’s hard to beat an Amazon gift card. Target and Starbucks are also great gift cards for future giveaways. Or what about one of those Happy gift cards?

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:07 pm

      You must try Caramel Apple Spice! I never heard of the Happy gift card—do tell? 😉

  18. Gina E.
    July 14, 2019 / 7:05 am

    Ooo yummy starbucks!

  19. Cindy Merrill
    July 14, 2019 / 7:07 am

    I order Starbucks Decaf coffee when I have the chance- it’s delicious!

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:13 pm

      I should try their decaf—My body doesn’t like caffeine.

  20. sheila ressel
    July 14, 2019 / 7:07 am

    Starbucks would be great! Would love to try this drink.

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:14 pm

      Yeah, I always like to receive Starbucks gift cards 😉

  21. Sarah Phillips
    July 14, 2019 / 8:33 am

    I totally want to try the Tie-Dye frappuccino now! The Cookies & Cream frappuccino, Snickerdoodle frappuccino, and the Snickerdoodle mocha all sound INCREDIBLE though! I need to hit Starbucks ASAP. ????

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:17 pm

      Right, Sarah! My friend just treated me to another Tie-Dye Frap one this morn 😉

  22. Sarah Moreno
    July 14, 2019 / 9:02 am

    I didn’t even know the Tie-Dye Frappucino was a thing, but I’m pretty sure I need to try it!

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:19 pm

      I had another today 😉 Totally recommend!

  23. Lisa Ellison
    July 14, 2019 / 9:04 am

    nice site!!!

  24. Shannon D Citrino
    July 14, 2019 / 9:07 am

    I like all gift cards, maybe you could give one to your favorite restaurant chain or online clothing shop!

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      Thanks! I like that idea, too! I was thinking about a gift card giveaway with

  25. July 14, 2019 / 9:54 am

    My favorite store for giveaways would be Target or Walmart. Or Amazon!

  26. Lisa McCloud
    July 14, 2019 / 10:01 am

    Hello Ms. Shaunda, so I would love to see PayPal and Walmart gift cards…but don’t get me wrong, this Amazon one u offering is perfect..

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:24 pm

      Hi, Lisa! Yes, it seems everyone is into Amazon 😉

  27. Kimberly Harrison
    July 14, 2019 / 10:01 am

    Love starbucks great article and thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Erin
    July 14, 2019 / 10:01 am

    My go to order is Berry Hibiscus lite lemonade, but I’m definitely going to try the Tye Dye drink.

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:38 pm

      I’m a fan of Berry Hibiscus with the lemonade, too! I think you’d enjoy the Tie-Dye Frap 😉

  29. velvetwhip
    July 14, 2019 / 10:54 am

    You look so happy in your pictures that I always want to say, “I’ll have what she’s having!” (tee hee) As for gift cards, I’d love to see a Neiman Marcus (free shipping on everything there – love them!), Sephora, or the stalwart Amazon.

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:27 pm

      Love your description of Amazon! LOL! Yeah, I like that Neiman’s and Nordstrom have free shipping on EVERYTHING!!!

  30. July 14, 2019 / 10:59 am

    My favourite gift cards for a giveaway are Walmart, Amazon or anyone. Thank you

  31. Susan Smith
    July 14, 2019 / 11:15 am

    My favorite gift cards for a giveaway are Walmart, Amazon, Target and Starbucks. I usually get Starbucks hot chocolate as I’m not a big fan of coffee.

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:28 pm

      Same here, Susan—that’s how I got stuck on Caramel Apple Spice!

  32. Allison Lancaster
    July 14, 2019 / 11:22 am

    I love caramel apple spice, iced caramel macchiato and iced or hot pumpkin chai!

  33. cheryl wong
    July 14, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    thx for the post

  34. Danielle
    July 14, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    Best gift cards? Visa or Mastercard, so I can spend them anywhere! (even Starbucks)

  35. Beth McC -- Midwest Redhead
    July 14, 2019 / 12:05 pm

    I love Amazon cards… more versatile than any others.

  36. Anonymous
    July 14, 2019 / 1:15 pm

    good luck

  37. Rachel Tortorici
    July 14, 2019 / 1:25 pm


  38. Antoinette M
    July 14, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    I still have to try the new Tie-Dye Frappuccino!

    • July 14, 2019 / 1:42 pm

      Yes, and I’m doubling down on my approval of it! I had it again today 😉

  39. Bryan Vice
    July 14, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    I have got to try this

  40. Dailywoman
    July 14, 2019 / 1:42 pm

    I love Starbucks! I wish it was one closer to me but I do get to go once a week.

    • July 14, 2019 / 2:01 pm

      Lucky girl 😉 That’s more than I go—and there’s one across the street from me!

  41. Betsy Barnes
    July 14, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Nice article! Some of my favorite gift cards, Amazon, Kohl’s and Target.

    • July 14, 2019 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you and it seems Amazon is the fan favorite 😉

  42. Kim Pincombe-Cole
    July 14, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    I always love a Starbucks gc giveaway! I haven’t tried their new Tie Dye Frap – my current go-to drink is their Mango Dragonfruit Refresher…

  43. Sandra Minor
    July 14, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    I wanna win some money to dress cute like you!

  44. Kelly Kimmell
    July 14, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    Best cards for a giveaway would have to be Target and Amazon!

    • July 14, 2019 / 10:35 pm

      Amazon stays top of the list! I get it, tho 😉

  45. Calvin
    July 14, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    This is so great, definitely have heard of the secret menu

    • July 14, 2019 / 10:38 pm

      It’s a really cool feature at Starbucks, especially since they have such die hard fans 😉

  46. July 14, 2019 / 4:38 pm

    I am still waiting when they will open the first Starbucks branch in our town.

  47. SueEllen
    July 14, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    Yum for Starbucks. I like a Very Berry Hibiscus, no water, 2 pumps raspberry syrup. Yummy!

    • July 14, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      I’ve never adde the raspberry syrup—Yum and thanks!

  48. SueEllen
    July 14, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    Yum – Starbucks!! My favorite for a hot day is Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher, NO water, add 2 pumps raspberry syrup – Yummy!

    • July 14, 2019 / 10:42 pm

      Definitely going to try this one! Many thanks 😉

  49. Tracy Robertson
    July 14, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    I always go for their nonfat latte. I crave the caffeine and love a hot latte (I add 2 sugars) so it’s a little sweet, but not overly so. Some of their fraps are DELICIOUS, but they are a rare treat for me because I already eat too much sugar.

    • July 14, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      Yeah, I totally understand watching the sugar in take since I like my drinks sweet, too!

  50. Mya Murphy
    July 14, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    I am in love with Starbucks, and I haven’t been in a long time.. Miss their caramel frappe.

  51. Karla R.
    July 14, 2019 / 9:15 pm

    That looks really good! Im going to have to try one of the secret menu drinks!

  52. katie
    July 14, 2019 / 9:43 pm

    I bet my daughter would love to share this drink with me. Looks so pretty!

  53. courtney hennagir
    July 14, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    Starbucks is one of my fave splurges! I really wish they would bring back their coconut mocha frappuccino. It was so good!

    • July 14, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      I bet you can request this drink—hence, “secret menu”! 😉

  54. Seyma Bennett Shabbir
    July 14, 2019 / 11:05 pm

    Thanks so much for the tip! I have not tried the Tie-Dye Frappuccino but I love coffee fraps! They have so many drinks but limited space on the menu. Thanks for letting us know!

    • July 14, 2019 / 11:13 pm

      Yes, and with so many drinks their baristas are super talented!

  55. Ina Fowler
    July 14, 2019 / 11:31 pm

    Everday you bring beauty & happiness to all ????

  56. Lorna Plant
    August 24, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    I often order Starbucks drinks that aren’t on the menu. It makes me smile.

  57. August 27, 2019 / 1:32 am

    I did get the unicorn drink when it came out and it was great but not something I’d order each time. It was really sweet. My five year old wanted the the dye drink this year but I had to put my foot down. That’s just too much sugar for a kid!!! 🙂

  58. Erin
    January 19, 2020 / 6:17 pm

    I order the berry hibiscus made with light lemonade in the summer, and hot chocolate with rasberry and creme brulee syrup in the winter (tastes like a jelly ring)

    • January 19, 2020 / 7:59 pm

      OOOH! Thanks for sharing about your winter hot chocolate— sounds like a must try!

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