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Starbucks barista posts online rant over new Unicorn Frappuccino

Apr 22, 2017, 10:43 AM
This photo provided by Starbucks shows the company's "Unicorn Frappuccino." Starbucks says its newe...
This photo provided by Starbucks shows the company's "Unicorn Frappuccino." Starbucks says its newest beverage not only changes colors with a stir of the straw, but flavors as well. The Seattle chain says its "Unicorn Frappuccino" starts as a purple drink with blue swirls that tastes sweet and fruity, before changing to pink with a tangy and tart taste with a stir of the straw. The company says the drink is available for a limited time while supplies last, from April 19 to April 23, 2017, in the United States, Canada and Mexico. (Starbucks via AP)
(Starbucks via AP)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of days, there’s no doubt that you haven’t seen, heard of or even tried Starbucks’ newest drink.

Dubbed the “Unicorn Frappuccino,” the latest Starbucks craze is a cream-based Frappuccino with a sweet and sour pink and blue cream swirl topped with what the company calls “fairy powder.”

The drink actually starts out purple with a sweet and fruity taste and changes to pink and tart after it’s stirred, mixing in a blue drizzle. (The jury is still out on whether it tastes as good as it looks.)

The hype surrounding the drink has been very real, and as a result, people swarmed to Starbucks the day it was released so they could get their hands on the “Instagram-worthy” concoction.

However, there are some people who can’t wait to see this drink disappear: Baristas.

Braden Burson, a 19-year-old barista from Colorado, posted a series of Snapchat videos on his Twitter account that all relayed a simple message: Stop buying Unicorn Frappaccinos, please!

“I have never made so many Frappuccinos in my entire life,” Burson said in the video. “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’re like Burson and already tired of seeing this trend all over the news, don’t worry: Starbucks said it is only available until Sunday.

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Starbucks barista posts online rant over new Unicorn Frappuccino