The internet is buzzing today after Starbucks announced a new Unicorn Frappuccino.
The pink-colored, blended coffee beverage will be available for a limited time. You’ll only be able to order it between April 19 and April 23 at participating stores across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
What makes the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Drink different from an ordinary frap? It contains pink powder blended into a cream frappuccino, then mixed with mango syrup and layered with a sour blue drizzle. The end result is a blue and pink combination that’s unlike any drink you’ve ordered from Starbucks before.
Starbucks released a statement on the new frappuccino:
“Like its mythical namesake, the Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème comes with a bit of magic, starting as a purple beverage with swirls of blue and a first taste that is sweet and fruit. But give it a stir and its color changes to pink, and the flavor evolves to tangy and tart. The more swirl, the more the beverage’s color and flavors transform.”
Yes: it’s not just the colors of the Unicorn Frappuccino that change: the flavors change as well.
Starbucks added that the Frappuccino is “only available if you believe”. They claim the decision was made based on the sudden rise in popularity of unicorns:
“Unicorns have been popping up in social media with shimmering unicorn-themed food and drinks”. Starbucks decided to add to the trend.
It didn’t take long for Starbucks to ignite a firestorm of buzz on social media, where the decision was greeted with confusion and excitement – but mostly excitement. Look for the Unicorn Frappuccino to appear at Starbucks locations near you between April 19 and April 23. The frap will only be available while supplies last. It’s available at locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.