This Is What the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Tastes Like

There's magic in that cup.

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It’s no surprise that the unicorn food trend has been so easy to get behind—who doesn’t love a little sparkle, magic, and color? Starbucks’ limited edition pink-and-blue Unicorn Frappuccino was released in late April for a brief 5-day stint in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.



According to Starbucks, their Unicorn Frappe has "magical flavors that start off sweet and fruity, transforming to pleasantly sour" and is topped off with whipped cream and pink and blue "fairy powders." Sounds like a dream, right? We asked real people what this real, tangible, unicorn drink really tasted like. Here's what they had to say! 


“The Unicorn Frappe was like magic in a cup—before mixing it, it was subtly sweet. But after mixing it, it got super sour. The mixed up drink tastes just like a sweet tart. I really liked it and I’d purchase it again as a treat if it made its way to their regular menu.” -Jellie, San Francisco


“Every sip of the Starbucks Unicorn Frappe is a different experience. It's a mixture of different flavors—from sweet, to fruity, to sour. Personally, I didn't like my first sip as it had a hint of mango, but the drink ended up growing on me as I continued to drink it. My sister had a totally different experience: she liked hers from the very first sip, but couldn't stand it towards the end due to it being eye-twitchingly sour.” -Ysabel, San Francisco


“It was confusing. It was super sweet, but also super sour and tangy—similar to Sour Patch candies…but in a frappe.” -Ant, Los Angeles


Main image courtesy of Starbucks


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