Starbucks unveils new "Unicorn Frappuccino"

Katie RamirezApr 20, 2017

It changes colours from purple to pink when you stir in "swirls of blue".

Today, the caffeine slingers (and marketing geniuses) confirmed the rumors: Unicorn frappuccinos do exist, but only for the next four days.

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a "Unicorn Frappuccino".

For a bit of magic, the blended drink starts out purple, sweet and fruity. 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. The mango flavor, the sour aftertaste and the creamy sweet finish all made the drink great, but it made it overwhelming.

Available in stores from April 19-23, the blended frozen beverage is the coffee giant's way of saying that they, too, can be the next rain drop cake or avocado toast.

And Twitter user "Mair" wrote: "Gutted that the Starbucks unicorn frappucino is a United States only thing, they look so cool:ccccc". Limited-time drinks are increasingly a staple at Starbucks (SBUX), which is rolling out new drinks and short-term offerings as a way to entice consumers into its stores.

But just one serving contains 50% of your total saturated fat and 15% of your daily cholesterol - if you include the whipped cream on top. "Once only found in enchanted forests, unicorns have been popping up in social media with shimmering unicorn-themed food and drinks", Starbucks said in a statement. You can request the drink to be a little less sweeter and a little more tangy.

Others have said that the drink is "prettier than it tastes", "a hot mess with a cute appearance", and you don't have to speak Spanish to understand this one-word review: "No". But does it actually change colors and flavors? The colors are cool to look at and it seems to appeal to kids more.

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