New Starbucks drink: The color-shifting 'Unicorn Frappuccino'

Tomas Mccoy
April 19, 2017

It will be available for a limited time, from Wednesday through Sunday, while supplies last.

A small bit of the same pink and blue powders in the drink are then added to the vanilla whipped cream. First it will be "sweet and fruity", but stirring the drink will change the flavor to "tangy and tart". Available for five days at participating stores, the drink sounds and looks like something out of a My Little Pony fever dream. Or I would have headed home, had the wife not texted be and asked if I wanted to try Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappuccino.

"The elusive unicorn from medieval legend has been making a comeback", the company said in an announcement.


The drink jumps on a social media trend of highly Instagram-able unicorn-themed, rainbow-hued food and beverages. The drink does not only taste good but in fact it is truly delightful to watch it change colors and flavors while you sip on it.

The drink, once on the secret menu, will join Starbucks's official menu this week at some locations.

Several local Starbucks restaurants have posted different availability dates on their Instagram accounts, so if you want one, it's best to check directly with your neighborhood cafe. Grown-up tasters assumed, based on the colors, that it was raspberry-flavored. Oh, and one more thing: Within those barista subreddit discussions were also several mentions of both customer and employee plans to dress in theme for the launch tomorrow.

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