WATCH: Starbucks Barista Unicorn Frappuccino Meltdown (and Customer Response)


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Starbucks clients have various opinions concerning the restricted version Unicorn Frappuccino launched on April 19 (a drink which the Starbucks website describes as “The flavour-changing, color-changing, completely not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino. Magical flavors begin off candy and fruity reworking to pleasantly bitter. Swirl it to disclose a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink. It’s completed with whipped cream-sprinkled pink and blue fairy powders) — some clients adore it, others hate it. However the baristas anticipated to supply and promote the drinks contemplate the sugary concoction a supply of stress.

Starbucks barista Braden Burson posted a rant (since eliminated) to his Twitter feed begging clients: “The brand new Unicorn Frappuccino got here out at the moment. And for many of you who don’t know, the Unicorn Frappuccino is a mango-based cream Frappuccino, no espresso, and principally has bitter stuff within the center. Tastes like a Candy-Tart. … as a result of it’s been so widespread on-line, everybody was like ‘Oh my gosh, I have to attempt it when it comes out.’ Properly, immediately it got here out. And I've to inform you: PLEASE don’t get it! I've by no means made so many Frappuccinos in my whole life. My palms are utterly sticky. I've unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nostril; I've by no means been so stressed in my whole life. It has been INSANE. In the event you love us as baristas, DON’T ORDER IT!”

Burson later informed the Associated Press that he didn't imply to “downgrade” the drink, saying “It’s a fantastic drink. However it's troublesome to make when there are like 20 fraps abruptly.” In the meantime, Starbucks launched a press release saying that the corporate might be reaching out to Burson “to speak about his expertise and learn how to make it higher.”

Willamette Week said the limited-edition drink “tastes like Trix cereal served in a cup of Go-Gurt,” and in addition quoted an unnamed barista who complained about how aggravating it's to make the drink, a seven-step course of which incorporates circling “the within of the cup as soon as across the prime with the Bitter Blue Drizzle Premix …. so many steps and elements …. everybody was like ‘I’m placing in my two weeks.'”

The Federalist was even less polite, saying “I attempted Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino and it was an abomination … tastes like they blended blue raspberry Child Bottle Pop and youngsters’s drugs.”

However at the very least some Twitterers — who might or might not have truly tried the drink in query — had complimentary memes to submit concerning the concoction:

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