Apr 19, 2017

Starbucks joins 'unicorn food' craze with new drink

There were queries on Twitter about the food dyes used in the drink. Corinna Becker of the Autism Women's Network asked Starbucks Canada: "Could you tell me whether the food dyes in the unicorn frappucino are natural or artificial? Cause red = migraine for me." Starbucks said the drink consisted of "a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a creme Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle. It is finished with vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping." Twitter user 'Mair' wrote: "Gutted that the Starbucks unicorn frappucino is a US only thing, they look so cool :ccccc." "Unicorn food" is an internet craze that features pictures of and recipes for brightly-coloured food in pastel and rainbow hues.

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