In anticipation of Valentine's Day, Starbucks Japan unveiled their latest limited-time treat: Chocolate Pretzel Mochas and Frappuccinos.
What do pretzels have to do with fat babies shooting pink arrows? BrandEating explains that the pretzel's heart-shape coincides with the Valentine's Day theme. I'd protest, but pretzels are damn delicious.
The Chocolate Pretzel Mocha features your standard mocha innards of espresso, steamed milk, chocolate syrup and whipped cream, plus crushed chocolate almond bits and pretzels. The Frappuccino version features the same ingredients but comes blended with ice and gets an additional whole pretzel as a topping.
The new coffee drinks debut January 15, 2014 and start at 430 yen ($4.09 US) for a tall Chocolate Pretzel Mocha, while the tall frappuccino will run you 490 yen ($4.67 US).