Starbucks new Unicorn Frappuccino is the overnight Instagram sensation. Clearly, we had to see what the buzz was all about. I mean, it looks cool and all. Butttt, how does it taste?
I placed my order for pick up as we were leaving the house this morning. I didn’t tell Bay that I also ordered her something too. I’m the lazy ass Mom that pulls up and sends my 10 year-old in the store to fetch my grande pike in a venti cup with a stopper. I’m sure if you’re a regular at Starbucks on Ashley Ave, then you’ve seen my girl run in a few times!
She came running out…..
With the Unicorn Frapp in hand 🙂
She told me I’m the best Mom ever. Secretly, I just wanted to try the drink…lol. But, I’ll take the compliment!
Here’s how Strabucks describes the mythical beverage:
The flavor-changing, color-changing, totally not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino. 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.
My first thought, WOW, that’s impressive. The bright purple with the blue swirl is very unicorn-ish. Well done Starbucks. The pink + blue powder dusted on top. You’re making this unicorn loving girls dream come true.
After Bay took the first drink, I had to try it for myself.
I puckered up like I just popped a warhead in my mouth. You guys, this thing is the sweetest drink you can possibly imagine. I took another sip after swirling a little bit to see if I just got a bad first drink. Nope! That’s what it is supposed to taste like. It’s literally sickening sweet! I instantly googled nutrition facts, because I had to see how much actual sugar was packed in that tall.
THIRTY NINE grams of sugar. I dropped Bay off at Spring Break camp with this in hand. Her hands are probably shaking from the sugar high. And I guarantee she’s talking a mile a minute. Ha!
If it were the drink I ordered for myself, I would have tossed it.
I can honestly say that I have hit my quota for Unicorn Frappuccinos in my lifetime, after two sips.
Starbucks does get a thumbs up for doing exactly what they said. The drink is 100% color-changing. Flavor-changing from sweet to sour. Not to mention, it’s probably the prettiest drink I’ve even seen.
The famous “limited edition” drink debuted today and will be available through Sunday! So make your way to the Bux before they are GONE!! You need to this beverage on your Instagram or you’re a nobody! Ha!