Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino sparks backlash from baristas

22 April, 2017, 02:12 | Author: Randy Kelley
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The Starbucks" "Unicorn Frappuccino' has swirled up all kinds of buzz this week.

The drink is available only until Sunday.

"Here at Starbucks, your enjoyment is our goal", the commercial says.

Wanted a Unicorn Frappuccino? A 16oz drink has 410 calories, according to BuzzFeed, and is made with whole milk and whipped cream. It also has to be said that the drink perhaps wasn't designed with taste as a primary consideration.

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A Starbucks barista named Julie Renee tweeted a photo of the colorful drink with the words "you're gonna be a dad" written on the cup.

During Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, April 20, the comedian, 49, poked fun at the fruity frozen drink, which has gotten less than stellar reviews for its interesting sour taste. The dusting powder on the top is a mix of sugar and food coloring. Even a smaller size is 39 grams, which is above the recommended daily limit. Braden Burson, a barista in Colorado, posted a video to Twitter railing against the drinking and begging customers to stop ordering it. One called the drink a "poison-infused abomination". He told The Associated Press he did not think his rant would garner that much publicity, and he was not trying to "downgrade" the beverage. He explains that the Unicorn Frappuccino is incredibly hard and stressful to make, especially one after another.

"I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose", Burson said in the video, which has since been deleted from his account.

In fact, not only is Burson not getting fired, but his boss reportedly wants to sit down with him to talk about his ideas and how Starbucks can improve their process for both customers and employees.


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