Don't Panic, But Starbucks Might Be Launching a Unicorn Frappuccino

It is pink and blue and covered in what looks like edible glitter.


Earlier this week, Starbucks gave in to the Pink Drink obsession by officially adding it to its menu. Now, courtesy of Reddit and Instagram, it seems like the coffee company might be giving in to the unicorn food trend with a Unicorn Frappuccino.

Like the Starbucks Red Cup mystery of 2K16, join me on this journey that might possibly end with a pink and sparkly unicorn drink.

On Wednesday, Reddit user Hellabummed posted a photo of blue powder labeled "Unicorn Dust," captioning it, "Unicorn Frapp topping 💙."

Another user, Outside_the_madness, posted a photo of "Pink Powder," which has printed on the label, "Do Not Open Until 4/17."

Hellabummed then posted a picture of the alleged drink labeled "Unicorn Frappuccino 2017."

Then there's this picture from Instagram, which has the alleged new Frapp covered in what looks like edible glitter.

Still not convinced? Behold this Unicorn Frappuccino sign that was posted to Instagram.

Unicorns might not be real but all signs (literally) are pointing to the fact that the Unicorn Frappuccino might be very soon. Besides photo evidence, here's everything that is known about the mysterious and colorful drink so far:

1. The Unicorn Frappuccino could be launching April 17 and the recipe cards for it come out April 14, writes Reddit user StormTheParade. This would explain why Hellabummed's photo looked different from Super_hiro_pope's photo.

2. According to Hellabummed, it tastes like Skittles Tropical flavor, while Super_hiro_pope writes in the comments of his Instagram, "it's a cream base frappuchino with mango syrup, white mocha, and a pink and blue sprinkle, that's a lil tangy."

3. The magical unicorn powder (TBD what it actually is) has a short shelf life. StormTheParade writes baristas are not supposed to open the powders until the launch date (April 17, allegedly), because the powder is only good for seven days.

Reddit users don't seem thrilled about the idea of a Unicorn Frapp. Barista2016 wrote, "I saw the signs they sent for it. What kind of fuckery is this, anyway?"

A spokesperson for Starbucks said the coffee company doesn't have anything to share at this time, so for now, you'll have to pray to the unicorn food gods and hope it's true.

If you need me, I'll be counting the milliseconds until April 17.

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