The world is so obsessed with unicorns it was only a matter of time before we started eating them too.
OK not literally (mostly because unicorns don’t exist), but it is true that “unicorn” flavoured food is starting to be more and more common. Heck, the BBC even has an article on 5 unicorn recipes, including cupcakes, biscuits and hot chocolate. And the latest brand to jump on the bandwagon is Starbucks who have concocted a so-called “Unicorn Frappuccino”.
The drink is currently available at Starbucks in US, Mexico and Canada from 19th to 23rd April and people are literally going mental for it. Twitter is flooded with people’s opinions on the colourful creation and our favourite YouTubers have even weighed in on the debate, including our bae Joey Graceffa.
If I had a dollar for every picture of the unicorn frap I’ve seen on social media today I would have a lot of dollars #unicornfrappuccino
— G (@xo_graceface) 19 April 2017
While the “Unicorn Frappuccino” has been receiving a lot of positive attention, it’s certainly not to everyone’s taste. This first reaction is so extra!
— Anjali★ (@AnjaliXIII) 19 April 2017
The #unicornfrappuccino tastes like a birthday party no one came to.
— Forrest Suarez (@ForrrestWasHere) 20 April 2017
— M (@MaddiePOfficial) 20 April 2017
The “Unicorn Frappuccino” has also suffered negative backlash due to its high sugar content.
— Jori Sullivan (@JoriSullivan) 19 April 2017
— Natalie Litofsky (@nblitofsky) 19 April 2017
But, however much you may hate the taste of the “Unicorn Frappuccino”, at least you don’t have to make it. We can imagine it’s a tricky one to perfect and to be honest if we worked at Starbucks we might just freak out if we had to make it day in day out.
— AJ Rubes (@Rubes305) 19 April 2017
Your Barista hates you. How the new #unicornfrappuccino is made:
— Davi (@PreciousDavi) 20 April 2017
It’s official, your barista hates you. After the new frappuccino launched on Wednesday, a Starbucks employee ranted in a video on Twitter about the new drink and it’s so funny we can’t even process it.
“If you love us as baristas, don’t order it”.
— Braden Burson (@iambburson) 19 April 2017
We’re betting that after seeing the stress American, Canadian and Mexican baristas are under, our British ones will be praying the drink doesn’t come to our fair isles. While were waiting to find out you can see which Little Mix member you are based on your Starbucks preferences. The two are totally related, of course!