In the days since Starbucks' viral Unicorn Frappuccino mercifully vanished from your news feeds and timelines, several equally absurd -- and totally unofficial -- flavors have emerged on social media to take its place. But on Tuesday, Starbucks announced an all-new Frappuccino and not only is it official, it's also the exact opposite of the unicorn flavor.
Starbucks calls it the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, and instead of questionably colorful sour swirls, the drink features "cooling" mint and dark chocolate flavors and -- get this -- coffee. Best of all, the new frapp sounds as good as it looks. Baristas make it by blending scoops of extra-dark cocoa, cooling mint-flavored sugar crystals, coffee, milk, and ice, then cutting the drink with a layer of whipped cream. Finally, it's topped with more whipped cream and a sprinkle of more dark cocoa. You can get one at participating Starbucks locations in the US and Canada starting on Tuesday, May 2.
Whereas the controversial Unicorn Frappuccino played into the wildly colorful unicorn food trend, the decidedly black and white blended beverage is the coffee giant's dive into the growing "dark food" trend, according to a press release. In other words, get ready to see photos and videos of it all over Instagram. Starting an hour ago.