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The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Has People Losing Their Minds—Here’s What’s In It

The new Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks has people going crazy, and it’s only here for a limited time.

The limited-edition drink is available April 19-23 and as you sip on it, not only does it change color, it changes flavor too.

it starts off “sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour.” You can swirl it “to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink.”

So it looks amazing, it tastes—err, sweet, and it is great for social media. But what’s in it?


Buzzfeed broke it all down for us and what they found was that the Unicorn Frappuccino’s main ingredient is sugar. And a lot of it.

For starters, a standard Unicorn Frappuccino is made with whole milk and whipped cream. A grande has 410 calories (though of course this info changes if you get a lower-fat or non-dairy milk, or skip the whipped cream). Aside from the milk and ice, the Unicorn Fappuccino is made with a bunch of flavored syrups and sauces (Starbucks’ Crème Frappuccino Syrup, vanilla syrup, mango syrup, classic syrup, and white chocolate mocha sauce), and the fairy powders are actually a mixture of sugar and food colorings made from fruit and vegetables.

So if you have a sweet tooth, this drink will do the trick (and then some). Even the baristas are losing it over the Unicorn Frappuccino.

Have you tried it yet? If so, give us your review in the comments!

[via Buzzfeed]


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