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Here's What Anthony Bourdain Thinks Of The Unicorn Frappuccino

He didn't hold back.

This week, Starbucks released its take on the unicorn food trend: the Unicorn Frappuccino.

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Here's what happened when we tasted it.

And if you got the chance to try it, you either loved it or hated it.

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While many were fans of the pink and blue drink, others weren't down with its high sugar content.

The latest person to weigh in on the drink? Professional chef and food adventurer Anthony Bourdain. And he didn't hold back.

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"[It's] like four things I hate all in one sentence: Starbucks, unicorns, and the colors pink and purple," he said, in a recent interview with Town & Country.

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He went on to say, "Also a Frappuccino! It’s the perfect nexus of awfulness. Just add pumpkin spice to that mix, and you can nuke the whole county.”


In the same interview, he also clarified his thoughts on other food trends:

As far as hipster foods that need to go, Bourdain called out Kobe sliders as a "societal ill."

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“No one who orders a Kobe slider wants the unctuous, fatty experience of ordering a Kobe steak," he said. "What they want is bragging rights in front of their princes of douchedom around them so they can all high five."

He's also not a huge fan of the combo of drinking booze + giving ~tasting notes~.

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"That defeats the purpose of a fine alcoholic beverage, talking too much about it, thinking about it in a critical or analytical way," he said. "It’s not what you should be doing when you’re drinking. We drink to forget.

Ultimately though, Bourdain praised the current food climate, adding that, "In general, I think we’re eating better than in any time in dining history. We’re eating more adventurously."



For more, read the entire interview with Anthony Bourdain at Town & Country.

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Do you agree with Anthony Bourdain's thoughts on the Unicorn Frappuccino?
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    Yep, it's straight-up garbage.
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    No, I actually kind of liked it.
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    I haven't tried it yet, so I can't say.
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    Anthony Bourdain is my idol; I'll agree with whatever he says.