Unicorn Frappuccino

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Unicorn Frappucino

The Unicorn Frappuccino was a drink created by Starbucks, introduced in April 2017.[1][2][3] It is made with ice, milk, pink powder, sour blue powder, crème Frappuccino syrup, mango syrup, and blue drizzle. In the 24-oz. size, it contains 500 calories, 18 grams of fat, 76 grams of sugar, and 55 milligrams of cholesterol.[4] The drink was available only for a limited time, ending on April 23, 2017.

The Unicorn Frappuccino was criticized by the Stratford Health Department for having too much sugar. This was due to the fact that the American Heart Association recommends that women consume 0.88 ounces (25 g) of sugar every day, and that men consume 1.3 ounces (36 g) of sugar every day.[5]

Some saw the "vibrantly hued, flavor-shifting, color-changing" drink as part of a larger, social media-fueled embrace of the unicorn in 2017.[6][7][8]

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  1. ^ Roy, Jessica (April 19, 2017). "Taste test: Starbucks is now serving a Unicorn Frappuccino". Los Angeles Times. Tronc. ISSN 0458-3035. OCLC 3638237. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Bowerman, Mary (April 18, 2017). "People are freaking out over Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino". USA Today. Gannett Company. ISSN 0734-7456. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Judkis, Maura (April 19, 2017). "Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino tastes like sour birthday cake and shame". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. OCLC 2269358. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Unicorn Frappuccino® Blended Crème, Starbucks, 2017, retrieved 25 April 2017
  5. ^ Cuda, Amanda (April 23, 2017). "Stratford Health Department says 'No' to 'Unicorn'". Connecticut Post. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  6. ^ Kline, Daniel (7 June 2017), Is 1 of These Drinks Starbucks' Next Unicorn Frappuccino?, The Motley Fool, retrieved 24 June 2017
  7. ^ Eaton, Hillary (2 June 2017), You Can Now Turn All Your Food into Unicorn Food, Food & Wine, retrieved 2 June 2017
  8. ^ How social media influences food trends, Al Jazeera, 28 May 2017, retrieved 2 June 2017