LA Is Running Out of Unicorn Frappuccinos
On Wednesday, Starbucks released its new and elusive “Unicorn Frappuccino.” And after only about 24 hours, many stores around Los Angeles have seemingly run out.
In the last 24 hours, I have been to three Starbucks locations in different parts of Los Angeles: Glendale, West Hollywood, and Palmdale. All have signs posted both in-store and in the drive-thru stating the drink is MIA.
But the people are restless. They want their stupid Frappuccinos. The lady in the drive-thru line in front of me ordered the drink, even after she coasted past the gigantic “All Out of Unicorns” sign taped over the drive-thru intercom. Classic denial!
I, like anyone else, go to Starbucks pretty much on the daily and had heard multiple mixed reactions on the drink itself from my equally obsessed group of Starbucks-drinking friends. The few that have gotten to taste test this magical drink have not had good things to say however, which is why it’s confusing af why it’s sold out in the first place…
Starbucks’ website says the drink is a blended creme using a “sweet dusting of pink powder” blended with mango syrup and layered with a “pleasantly sour blue drizzle.” It also apparently has vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkle of “sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.”
I am drawn to anything pink and sparkly, and the rainbow visual vibes of the drink were giving me a major case of FOMO… which Starbucks must have known, because despite people saying how gross it is, I still wanted to try for myself. So needless to say, I was super bummed when I couldn’t find a unicorn anywhere in LA… whomp.
Turns out, other cities have run out of the drink in less than 12 hours. And there was this Starbucks barista confessional begging us NOT to order the drink. Which you know, only made me wanna try that shit even more.
I couldn’t help but wonder, is this Starbucks’ ploy to prove we are all suckers and will buy anything? Does this mean the unicorn trend is coming to end? Is Trump trying to poison us by selling pretty drinks at our morning haven of hope? I have so many questions.
Until Starbucks nails down a liquor license and makes a Vodka Unicorn Frappucino, maybe they should stick to Mermaids and that Seattle Pike’s place that basically runs through our blood.
For now, seems that this drink has taken on the persona of an actual unicorn: mythical and seemingly hard to find, at least in Los Angeles.