Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino – Do I or Don’t I?

Starbucks Unicorn FrappuccinoThere is a LOT of hype going on around these Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. And a lot of myths too. We are here to clear it all up for you!

First off, there is absolutely no coffee or caffeine in these. So if that’s what you are looking for, this is the wrong drink. Secondly, if you don’t like your mouth zapped with sugar OR sour, this is also not the right drink for you.

Right from the server, without stirring, it is *sort of* like an orange creamsicle. Except it’s mango and not orange. It’s also a watered down version of that while still offering enough sweetness to make you go crosseyed. When you stir in the blue sour syrup, it got much more bearable (to me anyways), and more so resembled a sour skittle. Much less watered down mango flavor, still exceptionally sweet, very tangy.

So if you have a REALLY big sweet tooth, then I say go for it. But keep in mind it’s only around for a limited time. And I recommend ordering ahead through the Starbucks app so you know if your local Starbucks even still has it (many by me ran out already).

Now onto the myth dispelling. People are saying that it has the calories and sugar of 3 snickers bars (or insert other candybar here). As you will see below, that is not necessarily true.

A Snickers bar has 215 calories, 6g fat, 20g sugar. As a side note it also has 1% Vitamin A, 4% Calcium, 1% Iron, 3g Protein.
A Tall Unicorn Frappuccino with soy milk and no whipped cream has 190 calories (less than ONE snickers bar), 2g fat (1/3 of a snickers bar), and 37g sugar (1.85 snickers bars). As a side note it also has 4% Vitamin A, 15% Calcium, 4% Iron, 3g Protein.
A Venti Unicorn Frappuccino with whole milk and whipped cream has 500 calories (2.32 snickers bars), 11g fat (1.83 snickers bars), and 76g sugar (3.8 snickers bars). As a side note it also has 15% Vitamin A, 25% Calcium, 0% Iron, 7g Protein.

By those standards I would say the overall winner is actually a version of the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. (The healthier/smaller version obviously).

However if given the choice between the 2, I would personally choose a snickers bar after having already tried the Frappuccino.

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