Thanks to Kevin Robbins of Hometown, U.S.A., unicorns had a cameo in the comments to Trump's border wall is an environmental disaster, too, when he wrote "It's looking like the chances of the wall being built are about the same as unicorns making a comeback."
I changed the subject slightly with "Well, there are unicorn frappuccinos at Starbucks, but you're right. They aren't real unicorns."
Kevin played along. "I saw a story about those. Baristas are distinctly not happy happy joy joy about making them."
I agreed. "So I've heard and read. Not only is it a lot of work, it's pretty sour."
We weren't kidding. Business Insider reported Exhausted Starbucks baristas 'hate' the complicated-to-make unicorn drink that's taking over Instagram. The article shows that making the drink is a lot of work, just as I gathered. As for the customer reaction, The Capital Times on Madison.com headline read Yeah, I Ate That: The Unicorn Frappuccino is made for Instagram, not taste buds and said of the reaction, "It’s a lot of fuss over a drink that looks like a My Little Pony fell in a tank of battery acid. In fact, one can’t help but wonder if the Unicorn Frappuccino was ever meant to be consumed, but rather photographed, posted on Instagram and then tossed away." ZING!
Speaking of zingers, Jimmy Kimmel lampooned the whole phenomenon in NEW Starbucks F**k-it-Ccino .
Starbucks has released their latest caffeinated drink called the “Unicorn Frappuccino.” It has pink powder, mango syrup, sour blue drizzle and all sorts of other stuff. But if the Unicorn Frappuccino doesn’t strike your fancy, Starbucks has another new item specifically to suit our troubled times.As George Takei would say, "Oh my."
That's not all. Stephen Colbert had even more to say in Stephen Hate-Tastes Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino.
In the perfect world, unicorns would exist and Starbucks' unicorn frappuccinos would cease to.Sorry, but this is not a perfect world.
Follow over the jump for more recycled comments along with the recipe for another unicorn drink recipe and some appropriate music.