Okay, so the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks has been going viral recently now. That’s no shocker.
Despite the fervor, what’s really appalling is how much sugar is laden into one of these drinks. A single Venti-sized version of this vibrant beverage contains a whopping 76 grams of sugar. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. To put into perspective, it’s around 20 grams of sugar more than an In-N-Out milkshake.
Starbucks’s new Instagrammable beverage easily trounces a ton of other big-name sweets in terms of how much sugar is dumped into it. Here’s just a few examples of foods that have less sugar than a Starbucks Venti Unicorn Frappuccino.
7 Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Donuts
Each doughnut at Krispy Kreme may seem decadent, but at 190 calories and 10 grams of sugar, it’s a steal compared to the extra sweetness the Unicorn Frap unloads on you.
A 20 Fl Oz Bottle of Coke
Coke is notorious for cramming lots of sugar into their drinks. A single 16 oz bottle has a staggering 65 grams of sugar. That’s a lot, but it’s still not as many as Starbuck’s new drink.
A Box Of Ben & Jerry’s Americone Dream Pint Slices
Photo courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.
These newer Klondike bar-like products from Ben + Jerry’s dial in at 25 grams of sugar per Pint Slice. Eating three of these, which takes some effort, is still not enough to out-sugar the Unicorn Frappuccino. You can buy these pint slices in packs of three, so a single pack of these still doesn’t have enough sugar to top the Unicorn Frap here.
Three Packs Of Reese’s Pieces
Photo: Ged Carroll on Flickr
At 21 grams of sugar per box, these popular candies are loaded with sugar, but still not as much so as this unicorn beverage.
A Dozen Jolly Ranchers
Photo: Mene Tekel
A single piece of Jolly Ranchers candy has 6 grams of sugar, so even a dozen of these don’t hold a candle to the Unicorn Frappuccino. That definitely does not make me jolly.
40 Pieces of Candy Corn
A serving of 19 pieces of this popular Halloween treat has 32 grams of sugar, meaning you would need at LEAST 40 to even get close to the amount of sugar in this new Starbucks sugar bomb.
Thank God that Starbucks will only have the Unicorn Frappuccino around until the 23rd, because the amount of sugar in this drink is too damn high.
And it doesn’t even taste good.