I drove around to five different Starbucks and for me the mythical unicorn frap was just that a myth. All my local Starbucks had run out of special ingredients and I didn't get to try this magical treat before it galloped away on April 24th.
Fortunately, some creative baristas have created a magical new drink to chase away my unicorn frap blues. With its fluorescent green and pink colors, the Dragon Frappuccino is just as beautiful as the unicorn frap but I hear that it isn't quite as sweet which may be a good thing unless you are my sugar-craving 6-year-old.
According to a Starbucks spokesperson, the Dragon Frappuccino isn't an official menu item. Instead, it is born from a barista creatively taking advantage of any of the seemingly limitless ways to customize your beverages at Starbucks.
As the Dragon Frappuccino is an unofficial Starbucks beverage, you may need to list the ingredients to your barista when ordering, but its popularity may mean that it is soon known to every Starbucks barista (and dragon slayer). To get your Dragon Frappuccino, tell your barista you want a green tea frap with vanilla bean powder and a berry cup swirl. Bonus! Unlike the Unicorn Frappuccino, the Dragon Frappuccino has caffeine in it. That is great news for me. Perhaps less great for my kiddos.Are you a Unicorn or a Dragon? I can be either depending on what time my kids wake up on the weekend.
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