This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino
If the countless photos on your Instagram timeline hasn’t already tipped you off, Starbucks has just released its new (and very photogenic) Unicorn Frappuccino. While the pink-and-blue concoction may be every basic girl’s dream come true, the drink itself is quite the nightmare for baristas everywhere.
On the day of its release, Colorado-based employee Braden Burson took to Twitter to vent his frustrations over the countless orders pouring through his shop. “I have never made so many Frappuccinos,” he said in a video rant. “My hands are completely sticky, I have unicorn crap all in my hair and in my nose, and I have never been so stressed out in my entire life. It has been insane!”
Burton then went on the explain the drink — which is essentially the chain’s regular Crème Frappucino combined with mango syrup and pink powder, then decorated with sour blue syrup and sprinkles — is incredibly time-consuming to make.
— Braden Burson (@iambburson) April 20, 2017
“If you love us as baristas, don’t order it,” he begged. “It’s so difficult to make one right after the other.”
Assembly issue aside, the neon-colored creation’s sugar content has also been turning people off. Coming in at 39 grams for a tall, 59 grams for a grande and 76 grams for a venti, the drink packs quite the sweet punch. (If you must know: there are 280 calories in the tall, 410 for the grande and 500 for the venti when whole milk is used.)
However, baristas won’t have to suffer much longer. According to the coffee giant, they’ll stop churning out the Unicorn Frappuccino on April 23. Tea, anyone?