By Heather Callaghan, Editor
Starbucks is always keen to cozy up to the millennial crowd, so it’s not surprising that they would grind up a Unicorn mess complete with “sparkles” on cloud whip. We’re just surprised they didn’t throw in some mermaid scales and bacon roses on top with each customer getting a free pair of thick-framed glasses.
Seriously though, the Unicorn Frappuccino® Blended Crème released just today changes colors – the powder changes colors when you swirl, People, and we don’t really know how. Hopefully, it’s just the mixture of liquid that makes this happen and not demonic channeling.
12 teaspoons of SUGAR
But seriously though – No matter what kind of milk used, the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino contains a diabetic explosion of 59 grams of sugar if you order a Grande (medium). That is 12 teaspoons of sugar. We’re not kidding!
Unicorn Frap = 1 lb of ice cream
In fact, drinking a medium sized Unicorn Frappuccino is equivalent to eating an entire pint of Breyers Ice Cream or one pound of ice cream, but it inexplicably contains more than double the animal fat of real ice cream.
Make it a Venti, however, and you’ll slap yo’ mama with 76 grams of sugar!
To also be fair, many people easily drink almost a Venti’s worth of sugar when they consume just one 20 oz bottle of Coca-Cola. And sometimes people drink multiple bottles a day – think of what they could do if they got a boost of energy from green tea and honey instead?
Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino, like its mythical emulation, is a rarity, and will be gone by April 24th. Starbucks is using the Scarcity Model – one of Cialdini’s psychological marketing principles of Influence that will drive sales through the roof by offering a limited batch. It also gets a frenzy of customers through the door who may buy other items (like…a seasonal CD?). We’re pretty sure we know what the late comedian Bill Hicks would say to that guy.
The technique works – one barista has already lost it over unicorn mania because the hype has been going on for weeks leading up to today. The media coverage only drives the desire for limited products even more, much to the barista’s hilarious chagrin. “I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose,” he had ranted, before taking his video down.
As far as novelty shakes goes, the Uni-Frap still doesn’t top McDonald’s Shamrock Shake which contains a gut-busting 115 grams of sugar!
Care to make your own nature-powered unicorn creations?
Try some of my recommendations below – scroll over the picture for Amazon descriptions.
Breakfast, blood sugar, & inflammation
Recent research has shown that Inflammation is responsible for 7 out of 10 Deaths in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be the same way for you.
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Did you know that one of the best times to stretch is right before bed? However…
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Today is a good day. Tonight will be even better. Why?
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I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat. This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
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d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
In April, 2009, researchers stunned the medical community when they reported chronic inflammation as the root cause of several major diseases.
See, every year 610,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease. Cancer claims another 584,000...stroke 130,000...Alzheimer's disease nearly 85,000 — and the list goes on.
Truth is, we now know... chronic inflammation is responsible for 7 out of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States! Hundreds of studies and scientific reviews prove it.
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Sponsored Health Resources
In the years that I've been working on this website project I've come across some amazing resources by some very special people. I'd like to share them with you here.
NOTE: I update these links often so please check back to see what's new!
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Enjoy! Let me know how these work out for you. And if you run across anything I've missed please let me know.