On April 19, Starbucks released its “Unicorn Frappuccino” (just in time for 4/20). Thank you.
The drink looks like a Grateful Dead t-shirt and tastes like a diabetic coma. Yum, right?
The ingredients: pink powder blended into cream Frappucino with mango syrup and layered with a sour blue drizzle.
Imagine Fun Dip, Pixy Stix, and Sour Patch Kids (not the good watermelon kind) all rolled into one, with a milky, SweetTARTS after taste. There you have it, the Unicorn Frappuccino.
So, despite countless reviews stating the drink tasted awful, why did so many people (or teenage girls?) flock to Starbucks to meet their sugary death? For the “likes” of course.
The drink solely exists because it’s different and pretty to look at. It’s perfect for Instagram. That’s it. Mission accomplished with over 67,000 hashtags on Instagram as of right now. #Ew
Starbucks hopped on the Unicorn, taste the rainbow train and succeeded in its quest to break the internet. But, only for the next five days. I see you Starbucks.
I tasted this concoction so you don’t have to. You’ve been warned.