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The Unicorn Frappuccino

Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino took social media by storm.
Photo courtesy of Starbucks

Even though unicorns are not real, Starbucks’ new drink, the Unicorn Frappuccino, has the country unicorn obsessed.

The drink was released as limited edition item on Starbucks’ menu from April 19th until April 23rd at participating Starbucks across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

What does it taste like exactly?

The Unicorn Frappuccino is “”is made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle,” according to a company release. “It is finished with vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.”

Starbucks also stated that the drink starts off purple with blue swirls and tastes sweet and fruity. Then, if you stir it becomes pink, tangy, and tart. The drink is also caffeine free.

Since the release, the drink has dominated all social media platforms, with over 100,000 posts popping up when #unicornfrappuccino is searched on Instagram. To date, there are over 100,000 tweets about the drink as well.

Starbucks have openly acknowledged that social media inspired the unicorn drink. A Starbucks spokesperson said: “The look of the beverage was an important part of its creation, our inspiration came from the fun, spirited and colorful unicorn-themed food and drinks that have been trending in social media.”

However, not everyone loves this drink, as some Starbucks baristas have been posting to social media telling people not to order the Unicorn Frappuccino.

A Starbucks barista took to Twitter on Thursday to discourage customers from ordering the Unicorn Frappuccino.

“Today, it came out, and I have to tell you, PLEASE DON’T GET IT,” Brandon Burson yelled. “I have never been so stressed out in my entire life, it has been insane! I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose. If you love us, as baristas, DON’T ORDER IT!”

Burson continued his rant by pleading with Starbucks customers to order a different drink. “It’s so difficult to make!” he said. “And people were coming in, left and right, drive thru and in the front! So, for the love of God and everything that is good: Don’t. Get. The. Unicorn. Frappuccino.”

Unfortunately, if you did not already try the infamous Starbucks drink, you are out of luck, as Starbucks recently announced that they would not be adding the Unicorn Frappuccino to their regular menu.

However, be sure to catch the next social media trend that Starbucks creates a drink from.

By Emily Koehne’18, Assistant Editor-in-Chief