You heard me. Maybe you haven't really noticed or cared, and normally I would be in the same boat as you...however...

THIS IS A DIFFERENT STORY. It all started on a warm yet windy Chicago evening in 2012. I was young and getting super into coffee and sugary somewhat coffee drinks even more than I was before. I was in Chicago for Leakycon 2012 and I can't remember eating that much. But I do remember getting Starbucks like 3 times a day. Yeah...that was bad. That summer, I was introduced to the mocha coconut frappucino. Now, I call it liquid chicago. But back then? It was everything. It tasted like infinite summer of decadent mocha tropical paradise goodness.

Then they took it away in an instant. I assumed it would be back next summer. Or the summer after that. Or this summer. It wasn't. So I had to finally accept that I would never meet Mocha Coconut again.

Since 2012, I've broadened my coffee horizons. You know...Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Peets, Dunkin, Caribou, and even more independent places. I didn't go into Starbucks as much anymore. I'm not a coffee snob, and I'm not totally against Starbucks, but I know what I want now.


Today I marched into Starbucks with a huge grin on my face to get my liquid-chicago-paradise-mocha-coconut-darling.

And it was AWESOME. You guys should try it if you haven't yet. They have stated stores have started serving it as of 7/23 and it's only going to be there for a limited time, until supplies last. Who knows what that means? So get it while you can!