Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve both seen and heard about the unicorniest trend to ever unicorn, and that’s the new Unicorn Monstrosity Frappuccino offered by Starbucks.
According to Starbucks, the unicorn frapp is a “flavor-changing, color-changing, totally-not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino. Magical flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour. Swirl it to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink. It’s finished with whipped cream-sprinkled pink and blue fairy powders.” The drink is only available for a few days, and since its release, there have been some, erm, mixed reviews.
While Starbucks describes the unicorn frapp as “a fairy tale of flavors!” others would liken the drink to being beaten to death via your throat by sour patch kids high on Robitussin, or maybe suffering from unicorn dysentery.
Here’s what the people of Twitter had to say about this rainbow-y abomination.
And then there’s my personal favorite:
A woman in Arizona used the unicorn frappuccino to tell her husband that she’s pregnant. According to a tweet by Julie Renee, who goes by @crabbybutcute on Twitter, and an interview with PEOPLE, the woman had apparently just found out she was pregnant and headed to Starbucks to buy the drink as a clever way to break her pregnancy news to her husband.
“The lady just came through our drive thru at Starbucks and asked us to write on it for her. So we did, and we tried to make it extra pretty for the news as well.”
Writer for the Washington Post, Maura Judkis, wrote a hilarious review on the unicorn frapp in which she describes the colorful, blended drink as “sour birthday cake and shame.” Read the whole review here. Judkis also delved into a bit of unicorn lore — which is also a main source of controversy when it comes to the popular Starbucks drink — from Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder.
“Most people think of unicorns as cuddly-cute magical rainbow sparkle horses, right? Except according to ancient lore, the mythical creature was ‘the fiercest animal, and it is said that it is impossible to capture one alive. Its cry is a deep bellow.’”
According to the character Firenze in the Harry Potter books, when you drink unicorn blood, “you will have but a half-life, a cursed life, from the moment the blood touches your lips.”
True unicorn lovers are having a hayday over the unicorn frappuccino.
The unicorn Frappuccino is just the latest in bizarre unicorn trends. There’s also:
The unicorn horn manicure.
And unicorn horn hair.
So if you’re feeling adventurous, why not head on over to a participating Starbucks after you hit up the salon to get didded up with unicorn nails and unicorn hair and grab yourself a unicorn frappuccino?