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We Gave In To The Hype And Tried Starbucks Limited Edition Unicorn Frappuccino: Here’s What We Thought

written by Quinzel Lee April 23, 2017
several cups on a tray of the Unicorn Frappuccino

‘If you’ve been anywhere on the internet today, you’ve probably heard about Starbucks’ newest beverage- the Unicorn Frappuccino. Layering white chocolate, mango, and sour flavors, this colorful drink is absolutely beautiful. But is it worth the roughly 5 dollar price tag? Does it taste as good as it looks? Never fear, we here at Don’t Hate the Geek got your back, with not one but two! reviews on this magical frappe.

Maggie’s Mythical Review

The Unicorn Frappuccino is one of the prettiest things I have had in ages. With a purple and blue swirl, it looks just as magical as the name suggests. And when the barista topped my beverage with pink and blue sprinkles, my inner child squealed in unabashed delight. The first sip is a surprising burst of flavor, all together extremely sweet and delightful. While this drink is packed with sugary sweetness, the sour flavor balances it just enough to keep the frappuccino from being unbearably sweet. I think I may have preferred it a bit better sans the white chocolate, but even with it the drink was wonderful. It reminded me of a childhood spent wandering the woods in our backyard hunting for fairies. Take a step away from your adult life, and indulge with youthful delight in this Unicorn Frappuccino. I know it isn’t a healthy choice, but it’s only here for a week and your inner child deserves it!

Quinzel’s Quirky Review

close up of Unicorn Frappuccino with sprinkles

Look, I know what you’re thinking. “Quinzel, what are you? Like 12?” The answer is…at least twice that age… but unimportant. Call me a kid, but there’s something more cool about drinking something called a Unicorn Frappuccino than, I don’t know, doing adult stuff like taxes. So now that the dreaded tax day is done and over with, it’s time to treat myself well. What better way to do so than with a mystical, magical drink. I went over to Starbucks on the first day, not expecting a whole lot more than a couple of cool Instagram pictures. However, the taste was pretty magical and blew me away. It tasted a lot like…something I’ve never experienced before. I’d say it tastes like having your student loans paid off or getting a free meal. Something about the taste of this drink let me know that even though everything is increasingly getting shittier in the world, there is a silver lining, and it’s called The Unicorn Frappuccino.

Being serious for a second, the taste is pretty interesting. It’s this mix of sour and sweet. The sour taste kind of reminded me of a sour Airhead candy. My advice, straw mixing is your friend. Too much of the sour in one straw sip can be enough to knock you out for a day or two, but the flavors taste incredible mixed.

The downside of this drink? Well, it’s only for a limited time. So, in a few weeks, unicorns will go back to just not existing. Also, maybe it’s me, maybe it’s the 39 grams of sugar, but this drink is highly addictive. Seriously, my hubby had to limit me to one drink per day after I consumed one and a half. If this thing was ever a meal replacement, I’d choke down a mouthful of glitter everyday and be happy with it. I’d say the frap is worth a shot, especially if you’ve got a sweet tooth. I promise it’s like nothing else you have ever tasted. Who doesn’t need a little magic in their day?

In conclusion, we like it. We can mark it off our bucket list now, and we are pretty satisfied with that. It’s only gonna be around for until today in most stores, so give it a chance while it’s still around.

What do you guys think? Have you had a chance to try the magical drink? Is it less than magical for you? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Let us know in the comments below!

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