Saxophonist/jazz player (and early investor in Starbucks) Kenny G, may be well known for tooting his own (literal) horn for millions across the world, but during an interview with Bloomberg television, did he toot his own horn by claiming it was he that invented Starbuck’s Frappuccino?
What would Starbucks say?:
Starbucks brings coffee consumers many different forms of liquid happiness all year long, from Pumpkin Spice Lattes to every sort of Frappuccino imaginable. But there’s a hidden story behind the origins of the iconic Frappuccino that we didn’t see coming — and it involves a household name.
Insert Kenny G, renowned jazz player and early investor in Starbucks, who told Bloomberg News that he actually helped Howard Schultz introduce the Frappuccino to the menu.
“At the beginning Starbucks didn’t have anything but coffee,” said Kenny G, who added that another coffee company, Coffee Bean, was selling a “blended” sweet drink that people were raving about. “And I would always call Howard and say, “Howard, there’s this thing that they do there and it’s like a milkshake, or whatever. I think part of the reason (cont’d)