Starbucks Baristas are Flipping Out Over the Unicorn Frappuccino


Starbucks’s Unicorn Frappuccino has baristas all over the country melting down over the popularity of the new limited edition drink. It tastes like sour birthday cake mixed with a creamsicle covered in Pixie Stix. The drink, released in participating stores nationwide on Wednesday, exists only to be a thorn in the side of Starbucks workers everywhere.

Although all the complaining from Starbucks’s employees on social media hasn’t stopped people from ordering it. The Instagram hashtags for Starbucks and unicorn are flooded with the colorful drink. And on Twitter, users are complaining that the drink has sold out at several locations.

Braden Burson, a barista in Colorado, published a video rant on Twitter about the drink, saying that it is difficult to make and very messy. The video has been since been deleted from his account.

“Please don’t get it!” he said in the video. “I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose. I have never been so stressed out in my entire life.”

The Associated Press reports that Starbucks is reaching out to Burson “to talk about his experience and how to make it better.”

He’s not the only one. On a Reddit forum for Starbucks baristas, complaints have been rolling in. One barista called it the “Frap from hell.” Another posted a photo giving the Unicorn Frappuccino advertisement the finger.

Baristas have been speaking their mind on Twitter, too.

On the bright side for these baristas… the drink is only available through Sunday. So if you’re interested in trying this sugary bomb be sure to hit up your local Starbucks soon. From the sounds of it, you’d be luck if they aren’t already sold out of the necessary ingredients.

Have you tried the Unicorn Frappuccino?

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