Here's What Happened When We Tried Starbucks' New Unicorn Frapp
Don't let the wild color fool you.
It's been dubbed the "Unicorn Frapp" and is basically a sweet cream base + mango syrup + pink powder + ANOTHER sour blue syrup!
It's supposed to change flavors as you drink it, going from sweet to sour, and back again. It sounded intense, but we figured we'd give it a try.
On the morning of its release, the cashier at Starbucks said that only about three people had ordered it so far — and she was pretty excited to make it for us.
Here's what it looked like right when we got it:
Pretty cool! But nothing too extravagant. This def would need some heavy filtering before hitting the Insta.
The moment of truth: The first taste was like a vanilla milkshake that you didn't finish and put in the fridge — then took it out again later to drink.
To Michelle, it tasted JUST like a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.
Starbucks said that if you swirled the drink, the sour blue powder would make the Frappuccino turn "tangy and tart." So we swirled.
The drink was pretty swirl-resistant, especially those sour blue streaks that are supposed to change the flavor, so we swirled some more — like, pretty aggressively.
Even after much swirling, the drink was mostly pink and tasted primarily of sweet vanilla.
TL;DR: Get the Unicorn Frappuccino for its beautiful pink color but don't expect a rainbow candy-in-a-drink experience.
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Would you try the Unicorn Frappuccino?
vote votesSure, looks cool.
vote votesAnything for the 'Gram.
vote votesMaybe if I happen to be at Starbucks this week, but I won't go out of my way to try it.