Starbucks customer claims it’s ’embarrassing’ to order a frap
A woman shared in a viral TikTok how she feels “embarrassed” when she orders a frappuccino from Starbucks.
The five-second video shows TikTok user Sal (@salladbowell) sipping on her Starbucks caramel frappuccino. She poses an important question to her followers in the text overlay: “Why is it so embarrassing to order a frap, I haven’t had one in YEARS and they are so good but why is it so embarrassing?”
The video ends with her holding her frappuccino. Despite the embarrassment, the content creator wrote in the caption that the drink was “ngllll worth it.”
@salladbowll It was worth it ngllll #starbucks #frappuccino #coffee #embarrassing ♬ Bombastic Side Eye Criminal Offensive Side Eye – CasaDi
The Daily Dot contacted Sal via TikTok comment. The video was viewed over 299,000 times as of Monday, with viewers suggesting the reason why a Frappuccino is often seen by many as a “childish” drink.”
“It’s a childish drink but order whatever you want lol,” one viewer suggested.
“Because it’s a ‘little kid’s drink’ I really like it too and it’s so awkward to order,” agreed a second.
“Because it’s really cute, ‘not real coffee’, stuff kids usually order, so we feel embarrassed as hell,” echoed a third.
Others, however, attributed the “embarrassment” to feeling judged by baristas.
“Because Starbucks employees hate making hard drinks, they will instead judge you for having a ‘shake,'” wrote one user.
Another shared, “I was worried about ordering anything other than a chai after being on frustrated Starbucks worker tok.”
On the other hand, some customers said they’re not ashamed to order a frappuccino.
“They are delicious! IDGAF I will order it and be LOUD and CLEAR!” one person wrote.
“I’m not embarrassed, I don’t care, I’ll get my Grande Caramel Frappe No Whip Extra Caramel,” commented a second.
“I’m not embarrassed, give me my delicious milkshake,” said a third.
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*Initial publication: April 10, 2023 2:39 pm CDT
Melody Heald is a culture writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine and more.