Ordering an espresso, vanilla Frappuccino, or even an iced soy chai is easy enough at Starbucks, but how about a Snickerdoodle or Cap'n Crunch Frappuccino, or Apple Juice Blossom? Those are all part of the Starbucks "secret menu," and we found three cool free iPhone apps that'll help you order those and plenty more, too.
Secret Menu for Starbucks Free
Secret Menu for Starbucks Free organizes drinks into hot, cold, tea, and Frappuccino groups, and includes photos showing each drink along with its recipe. You can share recipes via social networks and email, plus you can submit your own secret recipes, too. With in-app purchases, you can remove ads and get access to more recipes.
Secret Menu for Starbucks Free has plenty of recipes, and more as in-app purchases
Secret Menu Starbucks Edition Free
Secret Menu Starbucks Edition Free groups drinks into cold, hot, tea, Frappuccino and seasonal categories, shows photos along with each drink in list views, and includes recipes for each drink. The app does show banner ads, but you get the complete menu without having to make in-app purchases, you can submit your own recipes, and more drinks are added to the app fairly regularly.
Secret Menu Starbucks Edition Free adds more recipes regularly without in-app purchases
Secret Menu for Starbucks
Secret Menu for Starbucks offers a list of off-menu drinks, but adds in its own little social network where users can post photos of their drinks and comment on their friend's drinks. You can submit drink recipes, follow other users, and a US$0.99 in-app purchase removes ads.
Secret Menu for Starbucks rolls drink recipes into a social network
Secret menus are common at many restaurants, although at Starbucks it's so secret that the company doesn't even have an official recipe book tucked away. The best baristas already know how to make a lot of off-menu drinks, but having an app handy on your iPhone means you'll always get exactly the drink you want.