Is the Unicorn Frappuccino as magical as they say?

Described as a "crème Frappuccino with (surprise!) mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle", you instantly tasted the drink's underlying mango syrup before a sour flavor takes over.

Starbucks' Unicorn Frap is only available until April 23. As you continue to stir, the flavor keeps on evolving into new surprising tastes, while the color patterns alternate. Social media users have been posting about the crazy-colored drink now that it's been officially announced.

Although Starbucks says the drink will be available Wednesday, it appears some coffee-lovers have already been able to find a unicorn.

With the release, Starbucks has become the latest brand to capitalize on the social media-famous unicorn food trend.

I'll admit the drink is quite pretty, and I drew multiple stares from the tourists crammed into the Starbucks on 7th and 55th Street.

Give it a stir, however, and the drink's color changes to pink.

"Unicorn food" is an internet craze that features pictures of and recipes for brightly-coloured food in pastel and rainbow hues. The whipped cream up top is dusted with sparkly sprinkles of intensely sour sugar, and the blue stuff in the cup is actual unicorn semen ...

Some baristas are getting a little sloppy with the blue drizzle, sure, but even these slightly messy drinks look good. I probably wouldn't order it in a venti, but I'd treat myself to a tall once in a while.

First there was a cotton candy-flavored drink, then a Frappuccino inspired by Pokémon Go.

DRINK, a coffee bar located inside an American Eagle in Time Square, sells a Unicorn Latte of its own.

Most people think of unicorns as cuddly-cute magical rainbow sparkle horses, right? I missed the mango initially due to the color and the somewhat apple-y sour tricking my taste buds into thinking I was drinking something else. Once that pink powder fuses with the Frappucino part of the Unicorn Frappucino, it just works in ways you wouldn't dream of.

Vanessa Coleman

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