Starbucks Just Released a Unicorn-Themed Frappuccino


Hot on the heels of officially adding the Insta-famous "Pink Drink" to its official menu, Starbucks appears to be fully embracing its whimsical side, as it just released a pink and blue, sweet and sour unicorn-themed Frappuccino.

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.

Early descriptions of its flavor are wide-ranging, with one Reddit user and presumed Starbucks employee comparing it to Tropical Skittles, and another claiming it's "really sweet, more sweet than sour." We got our hands on a few of our own, and had colleagues offer their first reactions. Opinions were similarly mixed, with some likening it to strawberry shortcake and a "berry blast,' and the majority describing it as extremely sweet. 

If you want to try it yourself, you'll have to act fast -- this whimsical treat is only available at participating locations in the US, Canada, and Mexico until April 23, or until supplies last.


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Joe McGauley is a senior writer for Thrillist and wonders how this will play within the Brony community.