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Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccinos Exist and They Look Like Pure Magic

Less than a week after the infamous “Pink Drink” made its way off the secret menu, Starbucks is blowing fans’ minds with the introduction of Unicorn Frappuccinos.

The unicorn food trend isn’t exactly new. From hot chocolate to grilled cheese, the edible rainbow movement has only continued to grow in 2017. With all the other specialty frappuccinos the coffee giant has offered, it’s kind of surprising they didn’t jump on the unicorn bandwagon sooner.

Rumblings about this whimsical drink started as most internet rumors do, with a Reddit post. After trolling Instagram, Twitter, and through confirmations from Starbucks Partners, it was confirmed that unlike an actual unicorn, this drink is indeed real.

It seems that ‘bucks lovers are having a hard time agreeing on the taste of this limited edition drink, which is probably because the official name of this fantastical frapp is “The Flavor Changing Unicorn Frappuccino.” Most reviews of the magical drink liken the taste to tropical Skittles. According to Starbucks Barista, @TheChubbyBandit, the frappuccino is made with “a mango creme frappuccino with a couple of pink powder scoops, sour blue syrup drizzle, and whipped cream sprinkled with blue and pink powder.”

Through the power of social media, perhaps this Insta-worthy Unicorn Frapp could follow in the Pink Drink’s footsteps to secure its own spot on the Starbucks Official Menu. Until then, be sure to grab your Unicorn Frappuccino from April 19-23.

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You Have Kenny G to Thank for the Frappuccino

Kenneth Gorelick, more commonly known as Kenny G,  recently sat down for an interview with Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox about his new album Brazilian Nights and shined some light on his relationship with Starbucks’ founder Howard Schultz.

Gorelick’s uncle convinced the world-famous saxophonist to invest in Starbucks early on and Schultz’s charm won Gorelick over. The pair ended up having a symbiotic relationship, from the holiday album Miracles being the first CD ever sold in Starbucks to Gorelick’s persistent suggestion that a blended drink should be added to the menu.

Gorelick noticed the popularity of blended espresso drinks at The Coffee Bean and badgered Schultz about diversifying the Starbucks menu constantly. The multi-platinum artist humbly acknowledged that several investors were likely on the same page, but I’ll keep thoroughly believing that anything 1990s Kenny G requested came into existence.

Watch the full interview here.

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Starbucks Japan Offers Tiramisu Frappuccino with Cream Cheese Mouse Instead of Whipped Cream

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Starbucks Japan rolled out with a new Tiramisu Frappuccino, topped with crunchy cocoa biscuits, white chocolate brownies, and cream cheese mousse instead of whipped cream.

The new item comes in a white version featuring a white caramel creme base and a coffee version featuring the standard coffee frapp base. The drinks also come with wider straws to make sure the crumbled brownies and biscuits are able to pass through. Ugh, that just sounds like cake pastries blantantly disguising themselves as “drinks” and we want them right now! No fair, Japan. The limited-time only Tiramisu Frappuccino is available ’til July 4th, 2013.

The Chocolate Brownie Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino will also be available at Starbucks Japan, in case you need that tea fix . . . Wait, what did I just type? I’m not even comprehending.  So many great things mixed together I can’t even handle it!  Weekend trip to Japan this summer anyone?

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