Starbucks - Unicorn Frappuccino:

First Impression and Review

Oh boy, another opportunity for all you aesthetic millennials to purchase and post to your Insta! For a limited time, Starbucks came out with a new flavor frappuccino- The Unicorn Frap. Trendy! This is a luminescent purple drink with a quirky blue syrup wave, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with pink and blue "dust". We wanted to give you a true first impression of the taste and alternative modifications you can make more attuned to your taste buds.

 

We found that the majority of the sour and tartness comes from the sprinkle "dust" and the blue syrup that is swirled within the cup before adding the actual frappuccino. If you do not want tartness, ask for no blue syrup.

 

Ingredients

Ice, Milk, Crème Frappuccino Syrup [Water, Sugar, Salt, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Mango Syrup [Sugar, Water, Mango Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Passion Fruit Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Turmeric, Gum Arabic], Blue Drizzle [White Chocolate Mocha Sauce (Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Sorbate, Monoglycerides), Classic Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid), Sour Blue Powder (Citric Acid, Color [Spirulina, Water, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid])], Pink Powder [Dextrose, Fruit And Vegetable Color (Apple, Cherry, Radish, Sweet Potato)], Sour Blue Powder [Citric Acid, Color (Spirulina, Water, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid)]. (Starbucks, 2017)

 

(*cost is subject to location and tax. Only used as a reference.)

Halfsies

Tall Unicorn Frap

with 1/2 Pump Mango

Cost: $4.85*

"Fewer pumps of mango, more creamy taste. Reminds me of a Flinstones push-pop. Once it all melts down to the last bit, you will taste the sourness from the sprinkle and blue syrup."

Vegan 

Tall Unicorn Frap

Almond Milk, and no whip.

Cost: $5.00*

"Mango flavor prominent, no tartness, creamy."

Original

Grande Unicorn Frap, No modifications.

Cost: $5.00*

"Almost tastes like strawberries and cream. The only sour I taste is from the sprinkles on top."