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.