Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

I follow all of the cooking how-to videos, read the blogs and try to eat at mainly local places when I go out. "I've never made so many Frappuccinos in my entire life!" "My hands are completely sticky". I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose. Upon drinking it, I felt like I had suddenly turned into that obnoxious person who can not go an entire meal without snapping a picture of their food. It has been insane. It's so hard to make. "It's so hard to make one right after the other". Or just 'gram it and then toss it, because we all know that's why you're really ordering it, anyway.

Despite the Unicorn Frappuccino's tangy taste, many students agree the drink makes for a good picture. St. Louis-based hairstylist Caitlin Ford recently posted a video to Instagram of her giving a client a dye job inspired by the viral beverage. So much so that Starbucks has just launched a Unicorn Frappuccino to bring unicorn-flavoured drinks to the masses.

We tried the one-of-a-kind drink and agreed with Starbucks' assessment: It starts off fruity, with flavors of peaches, strawberries and kiwis, and has a tart finish. But it is hard to make when there are like 20 fraps all at once both front and drive thru, ' he wrote in a Facebook message.

After being turned away from the Starbucks on Jackson Avenue because they already ran out of the ingredients on day two, my coworker Jonathan saved the day and brought me one from the on-campus location in Coulter Hall.

I totally get what [iambburson] is ranting about.

This connects with me spiritually as a barista today. I feel your pain. Came out, same madness! If you're into Sour Patch Kids and take your coffee with five sugars, the Unicorn Frappuccino might be the best thing you've ever tasted. One poster called it the "Frap from hell" while another asked "Is there a way to turn off Unicorn Fraps?" The Unicorn Frappuccino will be available in participating Starbucks stores until Sunday, April 23. "I mean, it's not like I created unicorns, so I can't be too mad about it", she told the Times.

The Unicorn Frappuccino seems like something out of "Willy Wonka" in both its appearance and description, but the true wonder lies in its taste.

  • Lila Blake