When I first saw the new Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino I just knew that kids everywhere were going to be drinking it – I mean what kid isn't going to want a drink that looks like this! But of course…the first thing that popped into my mind was what the heck is it made out of? Well, we found out, and it's APPALLING.
The most shocking aspect of this drink actually isn't the ingredient list – it's the sugar. The Unicorn Frappuccino grande has 59 grams of sugar and a shocking 76 grams in a venti size. That's more than an ENTIRE BAG of Hostess Powdered Donettes - which is 20 donettes and more than I hope anyone would dream of eating in one sitting!
It's totally outrageous that Starbucks is promoting this drink at all, and especially to children. This was part of their "secret menu" and apparently they're only making it for a few days as a promotion. Yet - this isn't the only drink at Starbucks filled with questionable chemicals and an outrageous amount of sugar. Some of the drinks on their regular menu are even WORSE...
Grande Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino - 68 grams sugar (85 grams in venti!)
Grande Iced White Chocolate Mocha - 49 grams sugar
Venti Vanilla Crème (Kid's drink menu) - 48 grams sugar
Grande Hot Cocoa - 43 grams sugar
Grande Caramel Frappuccino - 66 grams sugar
Grande Java Chip Frappuccino - 66 grams sugar
The Unicorn Frappuccino has gotten a ton of media attention - and a lot of it hasn't been positive. Starbucks is finally getting called out for the insane amount of sugar they put in their drinks! I hope that this will open more people's eyes to what they are really getting when they order a drink at Starbucks and how drinks like these can negatively affect your health.
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