Unicorn Frappuccino Causes Starbucks Barista Meltdown, and He’s Not Alone

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A Starbucks barista’s rant about the limited time Unicorn Frappuccino has gone viral, joining the tweets and postings of many others frustrated by long lines and messy preparation of the drink.

The colorful drink debuted Wednesday and is only available through Sunday, prompting many to rush to their nearest Starbucks to order one. Most seem to be posting their drinks on Instagram and other social media sites, along with complaints about some Starbucks already being sold out of the vanilla and mango concoctions, which change color and flavor as you drink.

Colorado Barista Braden Burson took to Twitter and Facebook to rant about the Unicorn Frappuccino in a video.

“Please don’t get it!” he yells in the video. “I have never made so many Frappuccinos in my life. I have unicorn crap all in my hair and everywhere. My hands are sticky.”

He continued, “If you love us as baristas, don’t order it!”

Burson later told The Associated Press he didn’t mean to “downgrade” the drink and didn’t think his video would get so much publicity.

“It’s a great drink. But it is difficult to make when there are like 20 fraps all at once both front and drive thru,” he said in a Facebook message, CBS Boston reported.

Starbucks said it would reach out to Burson to “talk about his experience and how to make it better,” CBS reported.

He was, by far, not the only Starbucks employee to complain about the unicorn-themed drinks on Twitter.

@iambburson @Starbucks YES LITERALLY I MADE LIKE 20 IN A ROW AND ALMOST CRIED

– sawah steves (@sarah_beth87)April 20, 2017

As a barista, just know that every time you ask me to make this, a part of me dies #unicornfrappuccino

– Tina Dee (@fairlyfamous)April 19, 2017

@iambburson A perfect summarization of my day today, this frappuccino is the devil

– Alexandria (@AlexandriaMcfly)April 20, 2017

Then there was this customer who reported that the barista yelled at him for ordering the drink.

My @Starbucks barista just screamed at me for ordering the #unicornfrappuccino. NOBODY GET’S IN THE WAY OF MY UNICORNS I’LL MAKE IT MYSELF

– Dylan (@Dylan_Muhlstock)April 20, 2017

And many got the drink but didn’t like it after all. Maybe it looks better than it tastes.

I got it for the #aesthetic but alas….. it was Disgusting….. #unicornfrappuccino #3sour5me pic.twitter.com/Petk4JZhN0

– Genki (@genki_garbage)April 20, 2017

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