The time of the unicorn has passed. At least, it has at Starbucks where you can now get a unicorn-esque drink it's calling the Crystal Ball Frappuccino. Making its debut Thursday, the fortune-telling drinks will only be available through March 26.
The swirly coffee comes in blue, green, and purple and kind of looks like a crystal ball. At least, they're filled with whirling sparkly colors like the crystal ball of a fortune teller on Scooby-Doo. The drink is a créme-based Frappuccino with peach flavor and turquoise sparkles that "create an enchanting marbling effect," according to the announcement. Basically, it's a peaches and cream Frappuccino with sparkles.
On top, you get peach-flavored whipped cream sprinkled with one of the three colors of candy gems. Each color, the announcement says, signifies a different fortune. Whatever that means, you won't have a say in it. Your color will be selected for you by the fates or Miss Cleo or something.
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It's not clear what any of this is based on, but the color selected for you has meaning. Blue gems indicate "you're destined for adventure." Green means you're going to have a lucky day. (Is that a play on "luck of the Irish"?) Purple means "magic, wonder, and enchantment are headed your way."
If you loved unicorns, you can now have a peach-flavored fortune revealed in your morning coffee. It's not any stranger than reading tea leaves.
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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record but has never met the fingernail lady. Follow him @dlukenelson.