No One Hates Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccinos More Than Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain has never been shy about sharing his feelings toward trendy culinary treats.
Sure, Bourdain will openly sing the praises of Brazilian chefs' use of poisonous fruits and lovingly discuss the perfectly sliced sashimi of Japan, however, he is not one for fruity concoctions that look more like Play-Doh than actual food.
“Wow, that’s like four things I hate all in one sentence: Starbucks, unicorns, and the colors pink and purple,” Bourdain told Town & Country in a recent interview when asked about the new limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks.
“Also a Frappuccino! It’s the perfect nexus of awfulness," he added. "Just add pumpkin spice to that mix, and you can nuke the whole country.”
According to Starbucks, the drink is made up of "a sweet dusting of pink powder blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup, and layered with a pleasantly sour blue powder topping." So perhaps Bourdain isn’t entirely wrong in his conclusion that this thing could turn disastrous with the addition of just one more ingredient.
Bourdain isn’t alone in his hatred of the unnatural drink mixture. A number of celebrities have come out to express their negative feelings toward the drink, including unicorn lover Katy Perry, but more importantly, Starbucks baristas have come out in droves to share their thoughts about the mixture.
Braden Burson, a 19-year-old Colorado barista, had a total meltdown over the drink in a now viral video where he explains the drink is not only disgusting and unhealthy, but is also quite burdensome for baristas to make and stains their hands at the end of the day.
Following the video’s release, Burson backtracked his statements a bit, writing on Facebook: "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.”