Mythbusting the Unicorn Frappuccino

Saturday, 22 Apr, 2017

Starbucks hopped on the unicorn-food theme earlier this week with its limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino, and not everyone is happy about it.

And many got the drink but didn't like it after all. Similar to the Starbucks frappuccino, there is no coffee in Sweet Frostings' drink.

If you're fortunate enough to be near a participating location, stop by and try the new Unicorn Frappuccino before they've all disappeared.

The drink, which debuted on Wednesday, is a "flavor and color-changing creation" made with pink powder blended into a mango creme Frappuccino and layered with a sour powder topping. In his impassioned rant, Burson implores his viewers to avoid ordering the drink at all costs. Upon stirring, this drink will begin to change color from purple to a vibrant pink. Whether it meant to or not, Starbucks has provided the world with a multicolored anger sponge: the Unicorn Frappuccino.

The Unicorn Frappuccino is a beverage created entirely because it's weird and pretty to look at. The drink is topped with vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder. What better way to rate the drink that's taken over the digital realm?

Trailer: Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled
Thomas Cullinan wrote the original 1966 novel, which was previously adapted into the 1971 Clint Eastwood film. Soon the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

I emailed Starbucks to ask them whether these colors were chemicals. We passed the drink around the office, each taking turns experiencing that first (and usually last) lip-puckering sip before passing it off to someone else.

So, if you're one of the few who hasn't tried the new drink, Burson would appreciate if you would stay that way.

The drink's bright colors and flavors might look nearly radioactive, but the only health risk lies in its sugar and calorie content.

But to put that into perspective, a cup of healthy dried apricots has 10 grams more sugar than that Frappuccino....although you probably won't get that fun sugar high.