Unicorns. For some reason, these mythical creatures have become an utter obsession of late.
Stationary, pyjamas and even a dedicated emoji, the unicorn – although not actually real – is everywhere.
Although we’re not exactly sure where or even why this trend began, it has now reached an epic new level thanks to coffee giant Starbucks.
Sadly not (yet) available in the UK, the chain has invented its very own Unicorn Frappuccino. Thankfully, it is not made of actual unicorns, as that would be cruel, but it is just as gaudy nonetheless.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 19, 2017
Unlike the classic beige shade you would expect of this summery drink, the Unicorn Frappuccino is bubblegum pink and blue – and it apparently changes colour as you drink it. WTF?!
Boasting about their latest menu addition, Starbucks US told social media followers: “As rare as…a unicorn. The colour-changing, flavour-changing #UnictornFrappaccino.”
And would you look at that, they even decorated their announcement with the aforementioned unicorn emoji.
A description on the website reads: “Magical flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour. Swirl it to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink. It’s finished with whipped cream-sprinkled pink and blue fairy powders.”
Unfortunately, not all the reviews have been quite so magical.
One Stateside Twitter user said: “It’s been 2 hours since I threw away my #unicornfrappuccino after 5 sips, and I still feel nauseous. #neveragain.” Another added: “It literally tastes like the aftertaste you get when you puke.”
There have, however, been some positive words about the Unicorn Frappe. One happy customer tweeted: “Super yummy surprise this morning! Went to Starbucks to get their new Unicorn Frapp!!”
— Nichelle (@nichelllemybell) April 19, 2017
Giving a hint to the flavour, another told her followers: “It taste interesting… Mostly sweet but the blue syrup is sour. You should try it.”
We really should. Come on, Starbucks UK, let us at ’em so we can see what all the fuss is about.