Starbucks has unveiled a new Unicorn Frappuccino drink that will be available for just a few days. The drink has been described by the Seattle, Washington-based coffee giant as being pleasantly sour, fruity and sweet. Additionally, the Frappuccino changes colors with time and eventually turns into purple after the pink base mixes with the blue swirl. And besides the color change, the drink also changes flavor with time.
Unicorn Frappuccino ingredients
One of the major ingredients that goes into making the Frappuccino is sugar. The standard size of 16 ounces that is better known as Grande comes with 59 grams of sugar when it is ordered with some whipped cream. This amount of sugar is equivalent to that contained in 15 sugar cubes. According to the AHA – American Heart Association, this amount of sugar is two times more than what is the recommended daily intake for adult men and women. The total number of calories contained in the Frappuccino is 410, with 140 of these calories coming from fat.
Besides ice and milk, other ingredients contained in the Frappuccino include Crème Frappuccino Syrup and mango syrup. Crème Frappuccino syrup is made up of artificial sweeteners, thickening agents, preservatives and sugar while the mango syrup consists of thickening agents, preservatives, mango juice concentrate, passion fruit and sugar.
The blue drizzle that is one of the prominent features of the Unicorn Frappuccino comprises of sour blue powder, classic syrup and white chocolate mocha sauce. Classic syrup is of course mainly water and sugar while the sour blue powder consists of spirulina, artificial sweeteners and sugar. White chocolate mocha sauce on the other hand consists of coconut oil, cocoa butter, condensed milk and sugar.
Another ingredient found in the Unicorn Frappuccino is pink powder which comprises of dextrose (a corn syrup sweetener), vegetable and fruit color. Then there is whipped cream which is basically comprised of vanilla syrup and cream, with the vanilla syrup mainly consisting of water and sugar while the cream contain preservatives and thickening agents.
Owing to the array of colors that the Unicorn Frappuccino possesses, the new drink from Starbucks has become an Instagram sensation and has elicited a wide variety of reactions from those who have tried it. As a limited edition drink, the Unicorn Frappuccino has been available since April 19 and its run will end on April 23. This will be in Starbucks locations in Mexico, Canada and the United States.