Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino tastes like sour birthday cake and shame
- Author: Marlene Weaver Apr 20, 2017,
Apr 20, 2017, 9:09
And it changes colors.
Made from 100% rainbows (or at least that's what the display read above the register), the unicorn drink definitely looks like something a mythical unicorn would sip on. The more you stir it, the more the beverage turns into a pink color with tangy and tart flavors.
Andrew Skelly, a barista at a Starbucks in California, says, "Sometimes secret menu drinks gain so much popularity and get ordered a lot, so many baristas end up memorizing the recipe". It's a sickly looking (but maybe also delicious?) combination of crème frappuccino, mango syrup, sour blue flavoring, vanilla whipped cream, and pink and blue powder topping. BOOM. Sour Blue Drizzle sneaks its way to your tastes buds to even out the sweet.
The drink will stop being sold after April 23, or until supplies run out.
In order to jump on the bandwagon of other photogenic foods that have become Instagram status symbols, Starbucks is ready to roll out its new Unicorn Frappuccino. If you're going to drink a unicorn, be prepared to run like one to burn it off.
"The elusive unicorn from medieval legend has been making a comeback", Starbucks said. While the sugary pink explosion has dominated the Starbucks news cycle today, the company also wants you to know they do stuff besides raise your blood sugar to unsafe levels-they also plant trees.
However, this bold and magically delicious drink will only be available in coffee shops for a short while, as part of a limited-time offer of just five days. Pictures posted to the Starbucks subreddit of the drink and its ingredients-including "pink powder" and blue "unicorn dust"-suggested that a menu item based on the unicorn drink trend was on its way".
This horse drink of a different color, a limited edition Starbucks beverage, takes its inspiration for the glut of unicorn and rainbow-themed food on social media.
Overall, it was a very sugary, creamy drink.
On cue, social media continued to spread the good news.