If you were anywhere NEAR the internet last week, you probably noticed people talking about unicorns.
Specifically, the Unicorn Frappuccino was released for a limited time at Starbucks, and people went nuts. The pink and blue drink was only available for a week, so for customers it was a now-or-never kind of thing. Unicorn Frappuccino enthusiasts even managed to drink so many of them that locations across the United States were sold out within a few days, making the week-long promotion much shorter.
But what about all the baristas who had to deal with the onslaught of unicorn-related enthusiasm? Some of them are speaking out.
This brightly colored treat is so delightful to look at that it’s no wonder people were drawn to the mango and blue raspberry concoction.
Due to its intense limited run and popularity, however, Starbucks baristas were left trying to make dozens of difficult and messy drinks at once. Let’s just say they weren’t thrilled about it.
Several baristas took to social media to complain about the drinks but removed their posts for fear of losing their jobs. For better or for worse, Braden Burson’s video about his experience went viral. Here’s what the Unicorn Frappuccino craze was like from the other side of the counter.