The Narwhal Frappuccino Is Here, and It Actually Sounds Delicious

It apparently tastes like a pink Starburst.

The Unicorn Frappuccino, Starbucks' limited-time drink that caused a frenzy on Instagram, is so last month. Lately, Starbucks baristas and customers alike have been coming up with more and more brightly colored sugar bombs to decorate their social media feeds. And now, there's the Narwhal Frappuccino, because sure, why not? This one apparently tastes delicious, though.

Jocelyn Freeman, who blogs at The Modern Barista and invented a similar "mermaid Frappuccino," came up with the drink and even drew a narwhal on the cup.

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The Narwhal Frappuccino is supposed to taste like a pink Starburst. To get it right, ask your barista for a blended strawberry lemonade with vanilla bean powder, and whipped cream, of course. You can also ask your barista for green powder on top for an added pop of color.

Becca Glasser-Baker, an intern at, ordered the drink and said it had the same "melted Creamsicle vibe" of the Unicorn Frappuccino, but didn't quite taste like a pink Starburst. "The flavor tasted more like actual berries than candy," she says. "I think it's a good summer/spring taste." But she says the matcha sprinkle is a little much and gets in the way of the sweet taste, so add with caution.

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A Starbucks spokesperson told USA Today there are 36,000 ways to customize a Starbucks drink, so get ready for even more mythical creatures in Frappuccino form this summer. In the meantime, you can check out their official new drinks, including one that tastes like a Thin Mint. Just be aware you're consuming a massive amount of sugar, so moderation is key.

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Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.