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Beautiful Nightmare

Unicorn Frappuccino Review


By: Samantha Arakachi, 12


This past week, there was a tremendous amount of pictures all over social media about the really pretty blue, purple, and pink drink from Starbucks. The brand had released a very limited time drink called the Unicorn Frappuccino. The name made sense since the drink was blue, pink, and a little purple which made the drink look colorful and kind of like a rainbow. Therefore, it's pretty physical look made it very popular and even managed to sell out at many Starbuck stores.  



Starbucks described their new drink as "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." However, I thought the complete opposite. The drink was very intersecting to see as it was being made, it made me more excited to drink it because of the anticipation of how they took their time in it. Everything went downhill from there. 



I got my straw, placed it inside the drink, and took my first sip. My first reaction was the face a baby makes when they try lemon for the first time. That drink was unpleasantly sour. So in my head I thought "well maybe they put the whip cream on top with this pretty blue and pink sprinkles to calm the sourness." Oh my goodness was I wrong. The pink and blue powder on top was actually 10 times sourer and did not pair well with the whip cream at all. 



Overall, this Unicorn Frappuccino was horrible. It was just too sour and I personally don't enjoy my sweets mixed with sour flavors. Through all that bad experience, it was worthy of an attractive drink photo shoot to go up on social media.



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