Starbucks joins ‘unicorn food’ internet sensation

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) — Starbucks began selling their “Unicorn Frappuccino” Wednesday.

The Unicorn Frappucino will be available from April 19 to April 23 in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with a 12-ounce size containing 280 calories. The brightly-coloured drink includes ice, mango syrup, “creme” and “sour blue drizzle” that changes color when mixed. The drink starts out purple with a sweet and fruity taste and then changes to pink and tart after it’s stirred to mix in a blue drizzle.

The chain says the drink was inspired by the trend of unicorn-themed food online. “Unicorn food” is an internet craze that features recipes of brightly colored food which supposedly represent colors found on the mythical creatures.

Some food is even jazzed up with accessories like fruit cut into shapes or pastel marshmallows. Some even include a horn, ears and mane.

Recipes include unicorn pancakes, unicorn macaroons, unicorn hot chocolate and even unicorn grilled cheese.

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