#starbucks released a special, new, limited-edition drink on Wednesday in the form of the #Unicorn Frappuccino and the results are in.
Philly.com mentions that while most people imagine unicorns as being cute and magical “sparkle horses,” they say that according to ancient lore, these magical creatures are “the fiercest animal” and that the mythical animal’s cry consists of a “deep bellow.” According to their report, that is exactly the sound that emanated from coffee shops across the nation as people sampled the new Starbucks drink..
The mythical unicorn in Frappuccino form
The drink, only available up until April 23, is described by Starbucks themselves as being a crème Frappuccino, dusted with pink powder, with mango syrup added, and "pleasantly sour" topping in a beautiful shade of blue. The coffee giant’s news release stated that as you stir in that topping, the Frappuccino's color turns from purple to pink.
Briefly summarized, the Philly.com reviewer described the new “treat” as tasting like “sour birthday cake” and that it left a “tongue-coating Robitussin aftertaste.”
Stephen Colbert and the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino
The host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” taste-tested the new drink live on his show yesterday.
Quoting Starbucks as saying the Unicorn Frappuccino is “made to be Instagrammed,” Colbert took a sip of his colorful drink and immediately said “Oh, I wish I was dead.” He added that it tasted like he just “French-kissed Tinkerbell,” immediately reassuring the audience that this is not weird, as "Tinkerbell is an adult fairy." Stephen then told someone to take the drink away before he said "something incriminating."
‘Save a barista, order an Americano’
People reports that a barista at a Colorado branch of Starbucks had a unicorn-related meltdown at work yesterday. Braden Burson said he has never been so stressed out in his entire life as he is when trying to make the drink, adding that he now has “unicorn crap” in his hair and all over his nose.
Starbucks barista is stressed over #unicornfrappuccino mania.Advertisements
https://t.co/VAWwTbx27A "Never made so many Frappuccinos in my entire life!"— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) April 20, 2017
Braden did later say that it is a great drink, but it is just so darn difficult to make, and he had customers coming in right, left and center ordering the Unicorn Frappuccino. He begged customers, “for the love of God,” order something else. It turns out Burson isn’t alone, as a Reddit page has now been set up dubbed “Save a Barista,” featuring a meme reading, “Save a barista, order an Americano.”
Some good comes with the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino
Daily Coffee News reports on the latest limited-edition Starbucks drink, referring to it as a “sugar-laden, tongue-dying monstrosity.” However, they did note that the previous day, Starbucks pledged to continue and extend the company’s commitment to plant coffee trees at its own supplier nurseries, worst hit by climate change pests and plant diseases. Initially Starbucks pledged to plant 25 million trees back in 2015, now they are extending it to 2025, saying they will plant a minimum of 10 million trees per year.
Some people did, reportedly enjoy their first Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, however.
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