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Barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

Apr 22,2017
SEATTLE - A Starbucks barista has taken to social media, hoping to make orders for the chain’s much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.

Starbucks’ entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. He posted a video on Twitter after his shift complaining that it was difficult to keep up with orders for the drink and he’s ‘‘never been so stressed out’’ in his life.

The Unicorn Frappuccino is a sweet and sour pink and blue cream swirl topped with what Starbucks calls ‘‘fairy powder.’’ Burson says in the video that a day of making the treat left him with sticky hands and residue from the drink stuck to his clothes. Burson tells The Associated Press that he didn’t think his rant would get this much publicity and he didn’t intend to ‘‘downgrade’’ the drink.

Starbucks said in a statement Thursday that the popular reception of the drink has “exceeded everyone’s expectations.” It added that it is reaching out to Burson “to talk about his experience and how to make it better.” AP


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