Three years ago, I wrote a post here on Hello Kitty Foodie about the limited edition Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino. In that post, I wrote “I am sucker for cutesy drinks and the color pink and this limited offering has Hello Kitty Foodie cute written all over it.” Fast forward to three years later and once again Starbucks has reeled me in with another cute, pink drink; the Unicorn Frappuccino! As much as I though the Birthday Cake Frappuccino was special, the Unicorn Frappuccino is special with a capital S.
Unicorn food is the latest “It” trend in the foodie world. Yes, food inspired by the mythical creature with horns is popping up every where. There’s unicorn toast, unicorn cake and even unicorn noodles. Now Starbucks is offering the Unicorn Frappuccino. Starbucks describes the drink as the following:
The flavor-changing, color-changing, totally not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino. 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.
Magical flavors? This Hello Kitty Foodie is sold and I found myself going to the nearest Starbucks at lunch time! I ordered it from my phone, stepped into Starbucks and there it was, sitting in its majestic glory.
I will admit that I was impressed at the first sight of the drink. I did not expect it to come out like this at all. It really is beautiful. The purple beverage with swirls of blue is definitely eye-catching.
Swirl the drink around with the classic green straw and you get a lovely pink hue. It’s almost too cute to drink.
Hmm but how does it taste? First sip, I instantly tasted a fruity flavor with hints of mango. A couple more sips and I started to taste the sourness of the drink. Mixing and swirling a bit more and the drink became a bit more tart. My palate tasted the vanilla whipped cream last. It’s definitely a very unique and not like no other Frappuccino I’ve ever had. It is unique just like a unicorn. 😉 Magical…perhaps.
The magic of the Unicorn Frappuccino will be available only for a limited time! It is available from April 19-23. It’s worth a try and definitely worth a picture perfect magical moment ;).