Starbucks barista loses it over unicorn frappuccino mania

People who work at Starbucks will be swapping Unicorn Week war stories for years to come. But this odd new addition to the frappuccino family isn't here to stay, as it is only going to be available between April 19 and April 23.

A reply to that post described the drink rather modestly as "a sour pixie stick flavored frappuccino".

Meantime, the drink has been so popular, it sold out at Starbucks' Playhouse Square location in Downtown Cleveland, in less than two days.

Burton then went on the explain the drink - which is essentially the chain's regular Crème Frappucino combined with mango syrup and pink powder, then decorated with sour blue syrup and sprinkles - is incredibly time-consuming to make.

The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino - available only at Starbucks throughout the country until May 16 - is a sweet, vanilla-based, non-caffeinated concoction that includes semi-tart cherry chunks, whipped cream and a dome-shaped pie crust on top. "It does get more sour the more I drink it, though".

And, according to Burson, this is "like the number one Frappuccino ever".

Other students were more reluctant to buy the drink, as it looks unnatural in both its colors and flavors, and were concerned for their health.

I am a Starbucks customer and appreciate they now offer coconut and almond milk to their latte choices and the drive thru in times of desperation. And although I will not correct them nor attempt to diminish their memories, I will know they are lying.

My first sip was pleasantly surprising. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. But the Frappuccino's flavor was hard to define. It doesn't taste like a mango, per se - more like candy. He said he's a Starbucks barista and that he's never made so many frappucinnos in his entire life. Even with these criticisms it was still an interesting experience to drink something so innovative that it actually transforms while you're enjoying it. Limited-time drinks are increasingly a staple at Starbucks (SBUX), which is rolling out new drinks and short-term offerings as a way to entice consumers into its stores.