What is this strange magic Starbucks has unleashed unto the land?
A drink that looks purple when served but turns pink when stirred?
A drink that changes from tangy to tart without a wand?
Do you now understand why people are freaking out over the Unicorn Frappuccino, which debuts Wednesday?
Are you sad it will only be available for five days and then — poof! — will be gone?
It’s like “tropical rainbow Skittles in drink form,” gushes Starbucks Secret Menu.
Starbucks released an official image of the drink, but Instagrammers have done it better justice, as they usually do.
“Adding a beverage that looks like a blenderized doughnut to the menu means many people will question the drink’s nutritional value,” notes Business Insider.
So here are the dietary details: A tall Unicorn Frappuccino made with whole milk and whipped cream would have 280 calories and 39 grams of sugar. Without the whipped cream and made with almond milk, a tall has 170 calories and 34 grams of sugar.
And lest you think Starbucks is breaking new ground, consider that unicorn themes have already invaded smaller drink establishments, such as a Times Square coffee bar that sells this Unicorn Latte.
Business Insider points to other unicorn drinks out there and says, “Starbucks didn’t want to be left out.”
A unicorn macaroon to go with that Frappuccino?