Exactly How Much Sugar is in the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino?
It’s even worse than you think.
Starbucks unveiled a limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino today. As expected, the Internet won’t stop buzzing about this new Insta-worthy drink.
The Unicorn Frappuccino tastes like a creamy, mango-white mocha. Plus it’s topped with all of the artificial sugars, colours and flavours you were never allowed to have as a kid.
Here’s what Starbucks has to say about the new drink: “The Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème is made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème 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.” Hmmm…. what exactly is pink and blue powder?
If you can already feel a lingering sugar crash, just wait, because there’s more…
“Give it a stir and its colour changes to pink, and the flavour evolves to tangy and tart. The more swirl, the more the beverage’s color and flavours transform.” You read that right: This drink actually changes colour.
@charlodussault et moi on avait le goût d'essayer cette nouveauté trendy un peu partout!! Donc à mon tour de publier le fameux frappuccino au Licorne du Starbucks ??? ça goûte le bonbon avec un soupçon de saveur de mangue ! Dites-moi si vous l'avez essayé et si vous l'aimez hihi! #starbucks #spring #foodporn #frappuccino #unicorn #unicornfrappuccino
Although we think that most people will just be ordering the new frapp for the photo opp more than for a meal’s worth of calories, you don’t have to be a registered dietitian to know that this isn’t the healthiest of treats.
No matter what type of milk you take, a 16.oz grande size of the Unicorn Frappuccino will have more than 50 grams of sugar. That’s the equivalent of 12 teaspoons of sugar, which is twice the amount of the recommended maximum of six teaspoons of sugar per day, according to the World Health Organization.
If you’re curious here’s the nutritional info for a Starbucks grande Unicorn Frappuccino with whipped cream and whole milk.
Unicorn Frappuccino Nutritional Info
Grande, Whole Milk with Whipped Cream
Nutrients per serving: 410 Calories, 5 g protein, 1g protein, 6 fat (10 g saturated fat), 62 g carbohydrates, 0g fibre, 45 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 59 g sugar
Still want a taste? Head to Starbucks before it’s too late. The Unicorn Frappuccino is only available until Sunday, April 23, 2017 at select Starbucks locations in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
If you missed out, click through to see other unicorn foods, which may or may not have as much sugar as the above frapp.
Healthy Unicorn Food
If you’re interested in checking out more pastel and rainbow-coloured “unicorn” foods, there is a way to do so without overdosing on sugar. Adeline Waugh of Vibrant&Pure makes jaw-dropping vibrant recipes made with only pure real food ingredients. And here are some of our unicorn food Insta favourites.
Chipotle sweet potato & kale breakfast scrambles (@ 2 pm? ?) that started out oh so simple and became a lil fancy bc I can't help myself. (Recipe & process is on my stories ??) Topped w/ radish, pickled onion, avocado, everything bagel seasoning, & avocado stars ⭐️(avocado star idea from the uber talented @talinegabriel ) #vibrantandpure