The Unicorn Frappucino is here and it's definitely magical


If you're fortunate enough to be near a participating location, stop by and try the new Unicorn Frappuccino before they've all disappeared.

In every 'gram, the quintessential two-tailed mermaid logo will be dripping with sweat beads and wishing it were anywhere else than in the sticky hands of a customer willing to pay $4.95 for the sickeningly sweet concoction.

We're not the only ones who had to think hard about what we just tasted. I drove myself to Starbucks and ordered the new very-limited-time special, the Unicorn Frappuccino.

So prepare to see a barista cry if you order one.

The Jimmy Kimmel Live host told his audience that the drink was an "abomination" that "looks like a windbreaker from the '80s" and that it is "only available through April 23, or until someone dies from drinking it, whichever comes first". "But it is hard to make when there are like 20 fraps all at once both front and drive thru", he said in a Facebook message, CBS Boston reported.

Given the hype surrounding it, we have a feeling that hunting down this drink will be just as hard as hunting down a real unicorn.

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I relate to this so well today has been one hell of a day for us baristas.

Baristas at Tacoma's newest Starbucks in the Stadium District said the drink has been popular but hasn't been hard to make. I'll definitely give all the hardworking baristas props for that. I feel your pain. Many people are alloted 30 points daily.

Author Rainn Wilson, who wrote "The Bassoon King" in 2015, tweeted that "I seriously want to punch in the tooth anyone who buys or drinks a unicorn Frappuccino". One barista called it the "Frap from hell".

[W] hen you clock off just as a group of high schoolers come in all ordering unicorns. My smart friend shared the drink is equivalent to three snickers bars!

Indeed, the Unicorn Frappuccino is really good-looking - so much so that it's starting to inspire some people's beauty looks.

Adeline Waugh, the food stylist who is also behind the recent "mermaid toast" phenomenon, unintentionally started the unicorn frenzy past year.