Starbucks launches colour-changing Unicorn Frappuccino

The drink is available in the US, Canada and Mexico

Starbucks launches colour-changing Unicorn Frappuccino

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Coffee chain Starbucks is known for its Frappuccinos and blended drinks - but now they also have unicorns.

It's just launched a flavour-changing, colour-changing drink called the Unicorn Frappuccino.

The name is based on the purple/blue/pink colours involved.

It is made with a pink powder and mango syrup, layered with sour blue drizzle.

It is finished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.

The drink starts as a purple beverage that tastes sweet and fruity.

But after a stir, its colour changes to pink - and the flavour goes to tangy and tart.

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But just one serving contains 50% of your total saturated fat and 15% of your daily cholesterol - if you include the whipped cream on top.

The drink is currently only available in the United States, Canada and Mexico until April 23rd.

Reaction on social media seems to be mixed: 

There is no release date for the Irish market.

The first Irish Starbucks opened in Dublin in August 2005 and the chain now has 50 outlets in the capital.

It also has cafés in Athlone, Kildare, Kikenny, Limerick and Cork.