Thursday, April 20, 2017

We Don't Care That The Unicorn Frappuccino Is Not Healthy

When Starbucks announced they were making unicorn frappuccinos, I knew I was going to get one. I mean, I'm all about the colors. And you guys remember how I made some unicorn hot chocolate, so it was a no brainer for me. On the day it was released, I shopped at my beloved Target and then stopped off at the Starbucks inside. There was NO LINE, which was fabulous, because I heard some stores had lines wrapped around the store. Some stores are even sold out.





It is pretty! And the taste? Well, it was a mixture of sweet and sour. Some people reported that the sour part was disgusting. I didn't mind it, because I've always liked sour stuff. Remember those Warhead sour candies? I think they're still around, actually. But as a kid, I would impress people by sticking TWO lemon ones in my mouth. People would gather around and go, "How is she doing that?" Well, it's because I love sour stuff. (I could also put two of the hot Warhead candies in my mouth. I don't think they make the spicy ones anymore.)


I'd say that it sort of tastes like Nerds, but not quite. I didn't mind the mango taste but if you don't like it, you can request another syrup flavor. You could also leave out the sour bit, but then the drink would look quite plain.

Naturally, the Health Nut people had to share how unhealthy these drinks are:




This kept showing up on my Facebook feed, and I was like:




I mean, DUH, of course it's not healthy. I don't get why people freak out. And then I wanted a Snickers bar, so thank you for that.

I actually got a tall frapp, which is the smallest size so mine wasn't that bad. I don't go to Starbucks often either. I only go for the pumpkin spice frapp when it's out, and yes, there are posts against those too. I also had to try the pink drink, and I'm sure there are posts against THAT too:



Oh, and I get that lemon cake once in a while which is like 234897 calories. I don't drink coffee, so it's not my go to place, but I do enjoy a fruity beverage once in a while. And yes, I am fully aware that it's probably not the healthiest, but man, if I lived life without junk food, I'd be miserable. Most people aren't going to Starbucks to be healthy.

There are others who are all, "If you want a Mango shake, try THIS one," and they'd share a recipe. It was so hard for me not to comment, "No thanks. This sort of looks like diarrhea" because it was a yellow-y, orang-y mess.

I also saw some posts from direct sales people talking about how it's wrong of us to give Starbucks free advertising. "Have you been PAID? Why are you giving Starbucks free advertising?" one post implored. "Join MY team and get PAID to advertise!"

Again, I was like:



All those anti-unicorn frapp posts only make me want another one, so, well, I got another one:



It was a blissful afternoon of sipping my sweet and sour pretty drink, while reading a fantastic book. Health nuts, take note: we know it's not healthy.

And we're okay with it.



71 comments:

  1. Lol. I just prefer Dunks to Starbucks.

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  2. Haha I got a good laugh out of this! You're so right, it's freaking Starbucks. OF COURSE it's not healthy *eye roll*

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  3. Ha! I laughed so hard reading this! Of course its not healthy! And I agree a life without junk food - well you might as well just throw in the towel. Love Mike from Breaking Bad too - one of the greatest characters of.all.time. Thanks for making my night :)

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  4. People always have to point out shit like this and it's stupid! Who cares how many calories is in the drink, either get it or don't. I'm not a fan of sweet drink so I'm not getting it but more power to those who do. :)

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  5. I haven't tried the Unicorn Frappuccino yet. I don't care that it's not healthy. I probably should, but I don't. LOL, I'm going to try and make it to my store to try it.

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  6. I maybe the only person who doesn't drink anything but organic tea so I really can't relate but I totally agree with you on the "I don't care" thing. This is your life after all, you might as well enjoy it!

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  7. So what if it's not healthy? And drinking one of them ain't gonna kill you!! Gotta try at least once!! ;)

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  8. I only like the aesthetic concepts of Starbucks and I cant deny they are winning.. But I never tried any of their frapps.. Because it ruins my tummy.

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  9. Come on, not everything we have is healthy, or should me!
    One few odd men out will do what say :D

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  10. This cracks me up because those guilt posts are SO. ANNOYING. Your blog is awesome - and so is your sense of self-assurance.

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  11. I don't think there is a problem with people drinking sugary drinks like this one. We all only have one life to live. I think it's just the fact that some people drink and eat sugar to levels that are not healthy and then rely on systems like the NHS to fund for medical assistance when they start to get health problems like diabetes etc. Everything in moderation is my moto :)

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  12. Because we all were under the impression that all the drinks at Starbucks are healthy? LOL! Excellent use of GIFS in this post. :) I like the colors in this drink but I never like the non-coffee based drinks so I passed. I did have an excellent Caramel Frap while enjoying this very same book on audio though! I'm bummed that it's within 5 minutes of being done though. I would like to hear more about Jubilee and Eric!

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  13. I haven't tried Starbucks is new unicorn drink and I won't be trying it just because I'm not s fan of the flavor combo. When I heard sour, I was like nah!

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  14. I'm all about treats in moderation. That's what life is about! That said, we differ because I like coffee drinks so this would have done nothing for me. Had it been a unicorn coffee drink? I wouldn't have cared if it equaled 17 Snickers bars. I would have had to try it!

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  15. A few friends of mine told me they are SUPER sweet. Definitely not getting any for me or my daughter

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  16. I like this mentality. I feel like I'm one of those people that's like OH MY GOD LOOK AT ALL THIS SUGAR. But obviously I'm going to drink it. And I feel like it's better off just owning that this will be an indulgence I have instead of regretting it AS I'm drinking it. Not fun. Ruins the experience.

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  17. I personally hated the unicorn frap. way too sweet..tasted like a milky version of cotton candy. But it was very pretty!

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  18. That's so funny. Anyone who thinks that someone buys a pink and blue drink topped with sprinkles to be healthy is nuts! I'm going to venture a guess that almost every drink we buy just because we like it is a splurge, and definitely not for health purposes. I say, drink away! (If you want health food, go for it. If you want a fun drink, that's your choice, too!) Why do people care?

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  19. I've heard about it all day. Its not available here in South Korea so I won't have a chance to taste it.

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  20. I've heard about it all day. Its not available here in South Korea so I won't have a chance to taste it.

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  21. You're funny :) .. I never care about the calories if the drink or food tastes good and

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  22. This is a drink that I need to try. I dont like real sweet things so I would share it with my boys.

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  23. 19 grams of sugar in that drink. I love sugar but not that much!

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  24. I meant teaspoons. I don't go to Starbucks often but I love that lemon cake. And the pumpkin loaf in the fall.

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  25. I'm not sure why anyone would think this was going to be a healthy drink. Lol. I think it's pretty but I won't be buying one. I'll stick to my plain Jane vanilla bean frap. :)

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  26. I had heard about the sour taste of the frappucino's. I know a lot of people did not like them. But I like you grew up loving the sour candies of my youth. So this sounds like it's something that I really might like.

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  27. I am not here for the sweet and sour milk based mixture but it is pretty to look at. I am not a coffee drinker so the vanilla bean frappuccino with extra caramel drizzle on the top and bottom is the truth! Try it!

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  28. I haven't tried the Unicorn Frap but I love Starbucks and that lemon pound cake. If people want to drink the frap, let them drink the frap. I bet it's healthier than anything you could buy at McDonald's. LOL

    www.boundbyhappiness.com

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  29. I have been laughing my head off since this drink came out. People have been going NUTTS. To be honest it doesn't get my attention but that doesn't give me the right to insult the ones that do.

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  30. This is so true! I mean the drink is pink with all sorts of other colors. I wasn't surprised with how "unhealthy" the drink was.

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  31. It is funny and I agree with some points. I personally want to try it but it's not available here. I think it's okay to try something once in a while :)

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  32. I *personally* don't like sour drinks and would buy a caramel frapp instead - but that's just me. I DO think the whole idea for this drink was super clever on the part of Starbucks tho! Thanks for sharing your experience, you saved me $5 (I'm trying to ween myself from that place!)

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  33. Ha! Of course it's not healthy its blue!! Hahaha i ma so jel this isn't over here yet!!! I want!

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  34. I've heard amazing things about this drink. I do love sweet and sour together, so I think I'm going to pick up this drink the next time I'm out.

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  35. I went to try it, but my Starbucks didn't have it anymore.

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  36. I am so bummed that the Starbucks in the Uk doesn't have the unicorn frappe! I have heard that the Starbucks staff is literally sick of making them though haha!

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  37. haha! So funny! I saw how quickly everyone was trying the new drink. I haven't tried it yet. I've read the mixed reviews and I'd like to find out for myself what it tastes like.

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  38. LOL. I had no interest to try this. I've been on a diet though and haven't had starbucks since the beginning of the year. :(

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  39. Your posts crack me up Amber! I totally agree, if you love something really bad treat yourself once in awhile. :)

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  40. Wow, so much sugar in that drink. I love sugar, but not that much!

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  41. My opinion, if you want to drink it drink it who cares, drink something healthy later.

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  42. I'm probably not going to be one of the people trying that drink, unless someone wanted to share :)

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  43. I have never tried but toatally agree, I check a lot which food is healthy or not but some times there is some staff I really love and I can 't give up. So Enjoy it

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  44. I love sweet and sour so I'm sure this is going to be a fave of mine. I haven't made the hour trip to our nearest Starbucks to get one yet, but I will this week.

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  45. I always laugh when people go on health kicks about new items! Obviously, if they sell, no one cares, hahaha! I didn't buy one, but my beloved Target has a Starbucks and they were sampling it, so I did get to try it. It was terrible, but I don't think I could drink a whole one.

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  46. Oh, Ive been wondering why pictures of this drink have been all over my instagram feed! lol, it looks so pretty!

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  47. It's a little known fact that real unicorn actually tastes very similar to hippogriff, but when you strain it out and break it down into a liquid form the taste and texture actually starts to remind me a bit of pureed pixie. Goes great in a stew.

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  48. I really love how cute those fraps look but I think they're just so sugary that I'd have a sugar coma! <3

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  49. As a caffeine addict, I can't live without Starbucks. I tried this new unicorn frapp yesterday and liked its blend of sweet and sour taste!

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  50. This post gave me a chuckle. I get some not-so-positive feedback for my food choices or habits from time to time, and this reminds me of that. I am not afraid to splurge. I really want to sample this drink just to have experienced something like it. And, I think it's really pretty.

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  51. I enjoyed reading your post so much! and you are right, who cares if its not healthy, let's enjoy a little guilty pleasures

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  52. I've tried it as well, mostly because it looks so cute! Yes, of course it's not healthy but most of the coffees at Starbucks are... all the coffees with whipped cream etc have tons of calories and sugar! I did not freak out when I saw the number of calories and sugar, you obviously don't drink it every day as well as you don't eat three Snickers everyday, at least you shouldn't ;)

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  53. Hahaha. I've seen a lot of debate but to be honest the biggest turn off for me is the price. I struggle to pay over $5 for a drink these days!

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  54. It's crazy, everyone has their own opinions about this drink and I really could not care less. If I like it, then I like it. Unfortunately, we don't have it in the Starbucks in our country, so too bad for us!

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  55. I have a high sugar intake and this is so Interesting for me, I would love to try this!

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  56. I just want to take pictures of it I don't care about the taste lol. It looks so pretty so I have to agree with you x

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  57. The title is funny, I see and heard a lot about the Starbucks Unicorn drink. its all about drink in moderation I guess. if you want a more healthier version it your choice.

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  58. I saw a girl at Starbucks ordering that and thought it was super cute but the idea of all the sugar made me hesitant. It's definitely a super pretty drink!

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  59. Exactly! I'm with you. It's a treat drink anyway, so who cares? Live your life, and enjoy it! I also saw infographics showing that the Green Machine Naked Juice has almost the same amount of sugar, and that made me chuckle quite a bit! ;-)

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  60. Live life to enjoy things like "unicorns." I have to try this drink. Everyone is talking about it for good or bad - I'm in.

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  61. I would go into sugar shock if I drank this thing. Kudos to you for taking it down and surviving.

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  62. You're so right about people's hilarious comments ... i mean who actually thinks this drink is good for you? That's never why you'd buy it! Hope you enjoyed thoroughly

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  63. To each his own! I have read both negative and positive articles about this unicorn frappe. Personally, I have not tried it and I don't think I will because I am diabetic and that would make my sugar levels go through the roof. Maybe a sip, just to know how it tastes would be okay.

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  64. Good for you! If you want to try it you should. I also really like the pumpkin spice frappes but hardly ever have Starbucks.

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  65. Good for you! If you want to try it you should. I also really like the pumpkin spice frappes but hardly ever have Starbucks.

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  66. This unicorn frappucinonis not dominating the internet. Kudos for the genius team who made this possible. They made everyone happy :)

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  67. Oh I will go for this.Yes,this is not so healthy.But,it is not real for me to spend a life with everything healthy.I need little bit of junk too.. :)
    -Amila

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  68. I didn't get the chance to try it out and I am so so sad I couldn't. I didn't care about the sugar content either and I would have gave my kids one. You only live once, gotta live it up!

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  69. My thoughts exactly! It is pretty clear to me what is healthy and what isn't. If it is sugary as all heck, then obviously it isn't healthy. >.> Doesn't mean you can't enjoy it. :P

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