You will never hear the people here at WomenonTop complain about anything regarding unicorns. They are, after all, magical and eternal creatures which also imbibe the glory of beauty, light, and silver hair. We will always be in awe of those magical creatures, and somehow manage to find new and updated ways to incorporate makeup products which have the word ‘unicorn’ in their labels into our daily routines.
But this is the one time when we’re going to flat-out turn down something unicorn related.
The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino has taken the Internet-verse by storm. This is not surprising. considering it’s 1. Starbucks and 2. Unicorn related. It is, however, slightly disturbing that these drinks are so popular.
Take a look at the nutrition information for a Grande size of the blue and purple powdered drink.
(Screenshot taken from starbucks.com on April 20, 2017.)
The drink is described on Starbucks’ Facebook page as “a pink crème Frappuccino sweetened with mango syrup. As you swirl, it changes flavors from sweet to sour and colors from pink to purple. There’s no caffeine, as it’s creme-based.”
This sounds good. This sounds magical. But if you look closely at the nutritional information, you’ll notice a little more about why this drink is more sickly than magical.
There is less sugar in a Snickers King Size bar than there is in one Grande-sized serving of this Frappuccino.
Considering that refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup are both scientifically proven to be responsible for rising obesity and health concerns, it’s frightening to see that this drink is so popular.
It may only be around for a short blip of time, but that doesn’t mean you should try it.
Photo credits: Starbucks