Before the new speciality drink was even officially announced by the company, Starbucks baristas were buzzing about it online, taking to Reddit to discuss the arrival of special "Unicorn Frappuccino" ingredients in stores, and posting photos of themselves conducting taste-tests and teasing official marketing materials.
Disappointingly, its ingredients are less magic and rainbows, and more sugar. Lots of sugar. The official recipe consists of a pink powder blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup, a layer of sour blue powder topping, and vanilla whipped cream topped with a sprinkling of sweet pink and sour blue topping. As you sip and stir, the drink not only changes colors from purple to pink, but the flavor is also meant to "evolve" from sweet and fruity, to tangy and tart.