Starbucks unicorn freakout: Colorado barista screams plea to stop ordering pink drinks

AP_LOGO_02

A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain’s much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.

“I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose,” he shouts, adding, “if you love us as baristas, don’t order it! It’s so difficult to make … for the love of God and everything that is good, don’t get the Unicorn Frappucino!”

Starbucks’ entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. He posted a video (now-deleted) on Twitter after his shift complaining that it was difficult to keep up with orders for the drink and he’s “never been so stressed out” in his life.

The Unicorn Frappuccino is a sweet and sour pink and blue cream swirl topped with what Starbucks calls “fairy powder.” Burson says in the video that a day of making the treat left him with sticky hands and residue from the drink stuck to his clothes and in his hair.

Burson tells The Associated Press that he didn’t think his rant would get this much publicity and he didn’t intend to “downgrade” the drink.

“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,” he wrote in a Facebook message.

Starbucks said in a statement Thursday that the popular reception of the drink has “exceeded everyone’s expectations.” It added that it is reaching out to Burson “to talk about his experience and how to make it better.”

Burson said he hadn’t heard from the company as of midday Thursday.

Hi! You’re like us!

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.