UPDATE, 4/19 10:00 a.m.: This post was updated to reflect recent news about this most unusual new Starbucks creation.
Trend-chasing coffee titan Starbucks is jumping on the Lisa Frankenfoods bandwagon with the release of a new unicorn-themed version of its most popular specialty drink, the Frappuccino. Pictures of this pink-and-blue creation started to surface on Instagram and Twitter on April 17, and baristas were chatting about it on Reddit for days before the company confirmed its existence.
The rumors are true! Come in to your closest Starbucks April 20th to try the new Unicorn Frappuccino!(for limited time) pic.twitter.com/iyYjLKEkgz— hunter (@HuntzMorgan) April 14, 2017
Snacktaku’s Mike Fahey — whose wife works at Starbucks — got an early taste of this drink on April 16. Fahey described the Unicorn Frappuccino as having a “sour raspberry flavor” kind of like “fresh fruit.” He also noted the presence of a “horrible sour syrup.” One Starbucks Redditor remarked that it tasted “just like those Tropical Skittles.”
This treat is a crème Frappuccino blended with pink powder and mango syrup. It’s got a sour blue topping and pink powder dusted whipped cream on top. The inside of the drink has a purple hue at first, but as you mix all the stuff together it turns pink.
Unicorn Frappuccino u like? @mikeequintos haha only available if you believe pic.twitter.com/dDb2YfKXaw— Mikee Quintos (@onlyformikee) April 16, 2017
Per an official announcement from Starbuck HQ, the Unicorn Frappuccino is only available for five days starting today — it will fly back to the cloud land from whence it came after April 23. Rumor has it that Rainbow Brite drinks five of these very morning.
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