Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino
Starbucks has joined the color-changing food fad and released a limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino. The advertisements make the drink look like a "My Little Pony" wet dream, but our colors were a little more muted. One venti Unicorn Frappuccino, which is just 20 ounces of the super sweet drink, has 80 grams of carbohydrates in it and within those 80 grams, 76 of them are sugar.
Starbucks' corporate offices are simply capitalizing on our melancholic reality, but their employees aren't having it.
The drink will allegedly change its flavor from sweet to tart the more you mix it, and is supposed to change its color from purple to pink as you sip.
To my amazement, the drink looked as pink, blue and swirly as it did in the advertisements. The new drink comes at a sensitive time for Starbucks, with a new chief executive at the helm and a sales slowdown in 2016 that came amidst an unpopular change in its loyal program. Lastly, top it with heaping whipped cream and sprinkle it with sour-sugary powdered candy.
However, a nameless barista confessed: the drink is better without it. Grown-up tasters assumed, based on the colors, that it was raspberry-flavored.
Tribune staffers curious about Starbucks' colorful Unicorn Frappuccino headed over to the South Higuera Street location in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday to find out what all those Instagram photos were about.
The drink is available from April 19 to April 23 in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with a 12-ounce size containing 280 calories. That's what this drink reminds me of because it made me want to peel my eyelids off. Many people are alloted 30 points daily. She'd expected magic, a "flavor explosion", but was instead disappointed by "a bland, cold drink".
"I have never made so many Frappuccinos in my entire life", Burson said during his rant. Nor should its "magical" flavours - first sweet, then fruity, finally sour - lull you into ignoring nearly 60 grams (almost 1/3 cup) of sugar.