Priciest Ever? Guy Orders $47.30 Starbucks Drink

Meet the 'Quadriginoctuple Frap,' which is basically undrinkable

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 20, 2013 9:12 AM CST | Updated Feb 24, 2013 8:03 AM CST

(Newser) – Remember that $23.60 priciest Starbucks drink ever? Amateur hour. A Washington state man claims he has set a new record after doing "a lot of research on it." After being unable to find any proof of a beverage pricier than $23.60 having been ordered, Beau Chevassus set out to order the "Quadriginoctuple Frap," he tells the New York Daily News. The $47.30 drink is: a venti 40-shot mocha Frappuccino with soy milk, mocha drizzle, matcha powder, protein powder, caramel brulee topping, strawberry, two bananas, caramel drizzle, Frappuccino chips, and vanilla bean. Sounds ... gross.

But the 27-year-old actually got the beverage on the cheap: He brought his own 52-ounce mug (purchased at Goodwill), and ordered the drink on his birthday—so it was free. And, bonus, the baristas gave him eight extra shots of espresso on the house. The Daily News notes that it's not clear if Chevassus did indeed set a record, as Starbucks didn't reply to its request for comment. But the paper did provide this awful detail: Chevassus only drank half the drink—over a few days. "It was so sweet, it made my gums hurt," he said. UPI notes that he brought the baristas donuts as a thank you for their efforts.

A coffee cup bearing the new Starbucks Corp. logo is shown.
A coffee cup bearing the new Starbucks Corp. logo is shown.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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