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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/15/2017
Unicorn
Starbucks’ limited-time-offer Unicorn Frappuccinos did not go over well with some of the chain’s baristas. Credit: Irina Adamovich (Shutterstock)

NOT SO MAGICAL

COLORADO — They may have been considered sugary delights by customers, but Starbucks’ limited-time-offer Unicorn Frappuccinos did not go over well with some of the chain’s baristas, according to Reuters. One Starbucks employee called the colour-changing frozen beverage a “Frap from hell” while barista Tina Lee of Florida wrote: “Just know that every time you ask me to make this, a part of me dies.” Nineteen-year-old barista Braden Burson probably made the biggest waves, with a 100-second video rant on Twitter: “Please don’t get it. I have never made so many frappuccinos in my entire life. My hands are completely sticky. I have unicorn crap all in my hair, on my nose. I have never been so stressed out in my life. It has been insane.” Starbucks claimed the drinks had seen “tremendous positive feedback” from customers and employees, but also said it would reach out to Burson to talk about his experience and “how to make it better,” according to the Toronto Star.