I was not entirely impressed with this drink in theory. Caramel is a bit tasteless, I mean, it is just sugar after all. I don't dislike it, but plain caramel isn't ever my go-to filling for chocolate, or flavor for ice cream.
Salted caramel is a whole 'nother kettle of fish. By that I mean I'd eat a kettle of fish if it was drizzled with salted caramel sauce.
All that being said, the caramel frappuccino is the frappuccino I usually get. It would be the strawberries & cream, but if I'm in Starbucks it is always pretty early in the morning and I want some semblance of caffeine, even if it is in milkshake form.
So, I wasn't too sure I'd like it, but I knew it would be edible. Also, it appeared to be slathered in whipped cream, which again could top a kettle of fish and get eaten by me.
Once I had eaten all of the cream off the top, which I did and I am not ashamed, the rest of the drink was a bit dull. It tasted just like a caramel frappuccino, maybe a bit more thin because of the extra syrup/sauce. The taste was exactly the same, though.
Shockingly, perhaps only to me, the Triple Caramel Frappuccino was double the calories of an equivalent plain Caramel Frappuccino with cream. I guess there is much extra sauce, too bad it didn't really do much to change the flavor. With frappuccinos a lot does depend on how it got mixed, but I just can't see this one as being worth the extra calories if you want caramel, it's all basically the same.
Mocha Cookie Crumble on the other hand...