Starbucks Java Chip vs Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino: Which one is better?

Among the most popular frappuccinos at Starbucks are Java Chip and Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino. When I was introduced to these frappuccinos I couldn’t tell them apart especially due to their similarities in appearance. However, after several months of consumption, I can easily differentiate them. In this article, I have shared the major differences between the two so, keep reading to know which one is better.

What are the differences between Starbucks Java Chip vs Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino?

Features.

Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino.

Starbucks Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino.

Ingredients.

Coffee Frappuccino syrup, espresso shots, mocha sauce, milk, Frappuccino chips, ice, whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Crème Frappuccino syrup, mocha sauce, Frappuccino chips, milk, ice, whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Taste profile.

Intense sweetness and coffee taste with rich chocolate flavours and a creamy and crunchy texture.

Rich decadent chocolate and Oreos taste with a creamy and gritty texture.

Caffeine content / Nutritional values.

Caffeine amounts; Tall (12fl oz.) – 75mg, Grande (16fl oz.) – 105mg and Venti (24fl oz.) – 145mg.

Calories; Tall – 320, Grande – 440 and Venti – 560.

Sugar; Tall – 43g, Grande – 60g and Venti – 80g.

Caffeine amounts; Tall (12fl oz.) – 10mg, Grande (16fl oz.) – 15mg and Venti (24fl oz.) – 20mg.

Calories; Tall – 290, Grande – 410, Venti – 510.

Sugar; Tall – 33g, Grande – 47g and Venti – 62g.

Availability / Accessibility.

Available in all Starbucks stores and on the app.

Available in all Starbucks stores and on the app.

Roast Level.

Dark roast.

Coffee-free.

Starbucks Java Chip vs Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino – How they compare.

Starbucks Java Chip

What it’s made of (Ingredients).

Java Chip Frappuccino is prepared by blending espresso shots, coffee Frappuccino syrup, milk, ice, mocha sauce and Frappuccino chips and garnished with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino is made by blending crème Frappuccino syrup, ice, Frappuccino chips, mocha sauce and milk and topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Customization is allowed in both.

In this category, it is a draw since the major ingredients used are the same.

Taste profile.

Java Chip Frappuccino has an intensified coffee taste with chocolate flavours and a crunchy texture.

Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino has an Oreo taste with decadent chocolate flavours and a gritty texture.

Since taste is subjective, it is a tie in this category.

Caffeine content / Nutritional value.

Caffeine amounts in Java Chip are from 75mg to 145mg, sugar levels from 43g to 80g and calories from 320 to 560.

In Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino, caffeine amounts are from 10mg to 20mg, sugar levels from 33g to 62g and calories from 290 to 510. Caffeine in this Frappuccino is from Frappuccino chips.

In this category, the Java Chip Frappuccino wins as it has more caffeine amounts. Note that other nutritional values like sugar and calories lie within the same range.

Availability / Accessibility.

Since both frappuccinos are easily available in Starbucks stores and on the Starbucks app, it is also a draw in the availability category.

Roast Level.

Java Chip Frappuccino is prepared with a dark roast espresso while the Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino is coffee-free. Since some people enjoy the dark roast coffee in Java Chip and others love the coffee-free Double Chocolate Chip, it is also a tie in this category.

Starbucks Java Chip vs Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino: A comparison Overview.

Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino – Overview.

Starbucks Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

Java Chip Frappuccino is a creamy and crunchy, caffeinated Frappuccino with calories from 320 to 560, sold in three sizes. Customization is allowed in this Frappuccino and it is available in all Starbucks stores and on the Starbucks app.

What I liked;

  • High caffeine content.

What I didn’t like;

  • Slight bitter coffee taste.

Who it’s best suited for;

  • Best for anyone who wants a caffeinated Frappuccino.

Starbucks Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino – Overview.

Starbucks Java Chip vs Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino: Which one is better?

This is a coffee-free, slightly caffeinated, creamy, rich Frappuccino, sold in three sizes and is available in all Starbucks stores and on the Starbucks app. Double Chocolate Chip has calories between 290 and 510 and it can be customized.

What I liked;

  • The rich decadent chocolate flavours.

What I didn’t like;

  • Low caffeine amounts.

Who it’s best suited for;

  • Best for anyone who wants a slightly caffeinated Frappuccino.

Final Verdict: So, which is better? – Starbucks Java Chip vs Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino.

Both frappuccinos are equally good since they both have chocolate flavours and gritty textures from the chips used. Major nutritional values like sugar, fat and calories also lie within the same range.

FAQ SECTION.

Is Starbucks Java Chip sweeter than Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino?

Java Chip has an intensely sweeter taste, however, remember that taste is subjective.

Is Starbucks Java Chip stronger than Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino?

In terms of caffeine content, Java Chip is stronger, with caffeine amounts up to 145mg.

Which one has a better flavour between Starbucks Java Chip and Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino?

This is subjective as some enjoy the coffee flavours of Java Chip while others love the decadent chocolate flavours of Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino.

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