The world went crazy when Starbucks announced its new limited edition drink, the Unicorn Frappuccino. As expected, the entire social media landscape was flooded with images of the non-coffee color changing magical crème beverage.
The Unicorn Frappuccino was made available only in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, and people have had varying reactions to this pretty pink and blue drink - from really disgusted to calling it the most amazing drink ever.
Made by blending pink powder, a dash of mango syrup, and a drizzle of sour blue syrup with cream, this Starbucks beverage looks nothing less than magical and a perfect post for Instagram. Users are not just posting pictures of the drink, but there are also plenty of memes about it. At first, the Unicorn Frappe appears purple and tastes like the sweetest candy ever, but as you stir the drink, it turns into a rich shade of pink and starts tasting sour and tangy.
Since it was only available for a limited period of time (from April 19th to April 23rd), not everyone got a chance to taste it, but those who did, many found it too sweet - mainly because of the humongous amount of sugar present in it.
A tall serving of Unicorn Frappe has 280 kcal, 39 grams of sugar, 11 grams of fat, and 4 grams of protein. A Grande serving of Unicorn Frappe has 410 kcal, 59 grams of sugar, 16 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein. While a Venti serving of the same beverage is a bomb of 500 kcal, 79 grams of sugar, 18 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein.
No, the numbers aren’t wrong, that is the exact amount of calories in this drink. Not to mention, the sugar content of the drink is way higher than the recommended average as well. According to the American Heart Association the maximum daily sugar intake for men should be 37.5 grams, and for women, it should be just 25 grams.
Though it is not the first time Starbucks has come up with an unhealthy beverage, we think it was definitely a good decision by the company to only make the Unicorn Frappe available for a few days. If the color changing drink, does come back in stock again, you might want to think again before placing an order - at least if you are trying to lose weight (or hoping to stay healthy).