If you were anywhere NEAR the internet last week, you probably noticed people talking about unicorns.
Specifically, the Unicorn Frappuccino was released for a limited time at Starbucks, and people went nuts. The pink and blue drink was only available for a week, so for customers it was a now-or-never kind of thing. Unicorn Frappuccino enthusiasts even managed to drink so many of them that locations across the United States were sold out within a few days, making the week-long promotion much shorter.
But what about all the baristas who had to deal with the onslaught of unicorn-related enthusiasm? Some of them are speaking out.
This brightly colored treat is so delightful to look at that it’s no wonder people were drawn to the mango and blue raspberry concoction.
Due to its intense limited run and popularity, however, Starbucks baristas were left trying to make dozens of difficult and messy drinks at once. Let’s just say they weren’t thrilled about it.
Several baristas took to social media to complain about the drinks but removed their posts for fear of losing their jobs. For better or for worse, Braden Burson’s video about his experience went viral. Here’s what the Unicorn Frappuccino craze was like from the other side of the counter.
After his post swept the internet, Burson clarified that he thinks it’s a great drink, just that it’s difficult to make at such a fever-pitched pace. Demand was definitely high, and Starbucks says they’re reaching out to him to see how they can make the experience better.
For people who loved the drink (or didn’t get to try it), they’re hoping that means the Unicorn Frap will make its way back onto the menu someday soon, even if baristas aren’t thrilled by the idea.
Did you get your hands on a Unicorn Frap? Let us know what you thought about it in the comments below, and be sure to share this with the Starbucks addicts in your life.