Published: Sat, April 22, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Katy Perry Has the Official Verdict on Starbucks's Unicorn Frappuccino

Katy Perry Has the Official Verdict on Starbucks's Unicorn Frappuccino

It's not only baristas who are calling out the Unicorn Frappuccino.

I've been catching glimpses of the Unicorn Frappuccino's pink and blue glory posted all over social media, but something about the blue drink just brings me back to some bad experiences with Blue Hurricane cocktail mix (which is a story for another day).

"It's so hard to make and people were coming in left and right at the drive through and in the front".

And it's not just the work involved that's making some baristas rebel. "So it's not surprising that it's gotten a lot of attention - though, naturally, not everyone thought it was a delicious idea", Mashable explained.

According to Starbucks, it starts off 'sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour.' You can swirl it 'to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink.' And that pink and blue dust on the whipped cream?

Braden Burson, a barista in Colorado, went on a YouTube rant about how terrible the drink is to make, according to The Washington Post.

Blame the company's limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino: a concoction of syrup and sugary powders that's perfectly crafted for your Instagram and has everyone going slightly insane-everyone except Katy Perry that is.

While customers may not be happy, most baristas seem pretty relieved not to have to make the drink any more.

The miffed barista shouts: "Please don't get it!" "I have unicorn crap all in my hair, on my nose".

And Chris Riotta of Newsweek said that the drink is "everything that is wrong with America". "The vicious cycle continues on and on, with no real focus ever being put on a product's quality or value".

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