Starbucks Baristas Hate The Unicorn Frappuccino (Video)
By Cooking Panda
How could anything so beautiful be so utterly devastating (video below)?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of or seen (or even ordered) the new Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks.
For a refresher, the drink is a limited time offering at participating Starbucks stores, and its appeal lies solely in its aesthetic.
The drink is hot pink with turquoise accents (think Lisa Frank) and then color-shifts to a pretty purple upon being stirred.
People have been lining up to grab a drink and snap photos of themselves with the mythical concoction before its run is over at stores.
For a while, everything seemed magical and right in this brand new world with Unicorn Frappuccinos in it — until Starbucks baristas started voicing their horror stories.
Apparently, the new frappe has caused massive amounts of grief for Starbucks baristas who think the frappuccino is too much work, way too popular and sometimes difficult to get right, which makes baristas the target of disappointed customers’ collective ire.
“PLEASE DON’T GET IT,” one Colorado barista named Braden Burson posted in a two-minute video rant (that has since been deleted) on his Twitter, but then was re-uploaded to the Barista Life Facebook page.
“My hands are completely sticky… I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose. I have never been so stressed out in my entire life.”
The post has accumulated more than 11,000 reactions as of April 21, and has been shared more than 16,700 times.
Many baristas have taken to the post to voice their own horrible experiences, too.
“Today my store ran out of blue powder around 3 in the afternoon and so we had to stop serving the frappuccino,” one Facebook user wrote. “We turned away literally dozens of people, answered dozens of phone calls about it (because most of the stores in my city ran out), and got chewed out by about half of the people we disappointed, and one person sat in the drive thru window for 12 minutes yelling at my manager over it telling us we’re all bad at our jobs and he was taking it up corporate. This frappuccino has absolutely been hell for us.”
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