Unicorn magic has come to Starbucks locations but not everyone is celebrating.
A new limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino was launched by the coffee giant and has made life for some baristas anything but magical.
A Colorado barista named Braden Burson just couldn’t take anymore and went on an epic rant about the pink and blue swirled drink, posting a video begging customers not to order it.
“The new Unicorn Frappuccino came out today. And for most of you who don’t know, the Unicorn Frappuccino is a mango-based cream Frappuccino, no coffee, and basically has sour stuff in the middle. Tastes like a Sweet-Tart,” Burson said in the video he shared on Twitter but then removed.
“Because it’s been so popular online everyone is like ‘oh my gosh I need to try it when it comes out,'” he continued before shouting into the camera.
“Please don’t get it!” Burson begged. “I have never made so many Frappuccinos in my entire life! My hands are completely sticky, I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose. I have never been so stressed out in my entire life.
“If you love us as baristas, DON’T ORDER IT!”
Apparently, other baristas have also been struggling with the magical concoction since its debut on Wednesday.
— Rachel Johnson (@MyKidsAreOnlyLi) April 20, 2017
— Grey (@Grethelephant) April 20, 2017
I totally get what @iambburson is ranting about. I worked part time one xmas eons ago when the mint chocy chip frappuccino came out. Yuck?
— SmokeAngel Lolly (@PariahSickKid) April 20, 2017
— Brandie (@BrandieJDB) April 19, 2017
— Cazsion (@cazsion) April 20, 2017
“If you love us as baristas, don’t order it!” Burson concluded in his video. “For the love of God and everything that is good, don’t get the Unicorn Frappuccino!”
According to the Starbucks website, the “flavor-changing, color-changing, totally not-made-up” drink, which is being offered through April 23, has no coffee but features “magical flavors” that go from sweet and fruity to sour.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 19, 2017
“Swirl it to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink. It’s finished with whipped cream-sprinkled pink and blue fairy powders,” Starbucks noted.
Burson later told the Associated Press that he didn’t expect all the publicity and had not intended to “downgrade” the Starbucks drink, according to KOMO News.
Starbucks also released a statement on Thursday saying they would be reaching out to Burson “to talk about his experience and how to make it better.”
Though the company said customers’ reaction to the Unicorn Frappuccino has “exceeded everyone’s expectations,” the verdict on its taste is still not in. Love it or hate it, however, Twitter users definitely expressed themselves.
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yo i need to try that Starbucks unicorn frappe
— Herman (@hermanvoon) April 21, 2017
I sampled the new Starbucks unicorn drink and it tastes like Robitussin and strawberry Fluoride.. Just get iced coffee & thank me later
— emily paulsen (@emilypaulsen_) April 21, 2017
— Tim Janovsky (@TimJayy) April 21, 2017
How to properly drink a Starbucks unicorn frappuccino. pic.twitter.com/7tU97QP2us
— Away Days Chris (@CasuallyUltra) April 20, 2017
— Sonoma Sheriff (@sonomasheriff) April 20, 2017
My social media and everybody around me has a unicorn ? drink #starbucks
— ??Daniel Young?? (@YnDmackin1240) April 19, 2017
Starbucks Unicorn Frap tastes like rainbows and butterfly kisses pic.twitter.com/bbG04ScihS
— Mr Long (@duhitsraleigh) April 19, 2017
Gonna be in the starbucks line for 20 minutes because every jessica from pi phi gamma delta nu fuck is getting the unicorn frappuccino
— andrea (@aiwalyf) April 19, 2017
— Karla Schaus (@karlaschaus) April 19, 2017
Barista: May I take your order?
Me: No, I’m just here to say your
unicorn drink is stupid.
— liVsy (@liv_thatsme) April 21, 2017
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