Sorry to burst your bubble, but go figure: Starbucks's hot new (limited edition) item, the Unicorn Frappuccino, is actually pretty damn bad for you.
Available through April 23, the special Frappuccino changes both colors and flavor while you're sipping away, starting off "sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour," as you can then mix it around "to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink," according to Starbucks.
Sounds pretty cool, no doubt, but here's exactly what's in the thing.
Made with whole milk and whipped cream, the Unicorn Frappuccino grande has 410 calories. In addition, you will find an array of flavored syrups and sauces (Starbucks' Crème Frappuccino Syrup, vanilla syrup, mango syrup, classic syrup and white chocolate mocha sauce), alongside the "fairy powders," comprised of sugar and food colorings made from fruit and vegetables.
And last but not least, the limited edition Frappuccino is filled with sugar, 59 grams of it to be exact, roughly one and a half times the maximum amount of added sugar that's recommended for your body per day. For reference, a full can of Coca-Cola has roughly 42 grams of sugar.
Not so magical now, is it?
Nonetheless, you can continue to rough up your body by snagging the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks through Sunday.