Starbucks Tapped Into Unicorn Theme for Frappuccino Mania, Not Knowing the Trouble It Was Stirring Up
Doesn’t it seem like every season Starbucks comes out with another overpriced drink that instantly becomes an internet sensation?
Summer has the Cold Brew:
Fall has the Pumpkin Spice Latte:
Winter has more specialty drinks than you can count on one hand.
Like the Peppermint Mocha:
And for the 2017 spring season, Starbucks just released the... Unicorn Frappuccino:
For those wondering, the Unicorn Frappuccino is a “flavor changing, color changing” frappuccino, which Starbucks claims consists of:
“Magical flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour. Swirl it to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink. It's finished with whipped cream-sprinkled pink and blue fairy powders.”
And this drink is by far the hottest drink in Starbucks right now.
In fact, it's so popular that BuzzFeed has written multiple articles on the magical drink:
While the drink was only released this past Wednesday and will be gone by next week, orders for it are already keeping Starbucks baristas on their toes:
And one barista, in particular, is feeling the effects of the drink that has an unruly amount of ingredients:
That burdened barista is Braden Burson, from Monument, Colorado:
Braden recently posted an impassioned plea on social media stating that since the magical Unicorn Frappuccino came out it has made his life a living hell.
In his post, which is quickly going viral, Braden says:
“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.”
Even though the drink is only around for a few days, the immense amount of work that goes into it must have been too much for young Braden.
This is one rant you just have to see for yourself:
So if you plan on ordering a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, now you know how much of a toll is takes on those who make it for you.