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The Unsurprising Surprise in Starbucks' Unicorn Frap: Sugar

Way too much of it, if you're going by American Heart Association standards

(Newser) - If riding an enormous sugar high can help you start to see unicorns, Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappuccino is your ticket to a world of magic. Otherwise, it's likely just the fast track to an insulin therapy regimen. The limited-edition drink—which the Washington Post snarks tastes like "sour... More »

Starbucks Finds Its 'Unicorn'

The 'Unicorn Frappuccino' changes color and taste as you stir

(Newser) - Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a "Unicorn Frappuccino," the AP reports. The chain says the drink was inspired by the trend of unicorn-themed food online and starts out purple with a sweet and fruity taste. It... More »

Kenny G: You Can Thank Me for the Frappuccino

Saxophonist says he encouraged Starbucks CEO to add the frozen drink

(Newser) - There's another reason for you to love Kenny G. Not only does he provide the world with smooth saxophone jazz, he also helped provide the world with the Starbucks Frappuccino, at least according to the musician himself. He was an early Starbucks investor, he explained this week in an... More »

Brewer Replies to Starbucks Letter With Snarky Note, $6

Promises to stop calling one of its beers 'Frappicino'

(Newser) - A small Missouri brewery has responded to a cease and desist letter from Starbucks by sending the coffee chain a check to cover what it calls the profit from use of the word "Frappicino"—a check for $6. Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in the St. Louis suburb... More »

Starbucks to Stop Using Bugs in Drinks

Extract from crushed insects colored several products

(Newser) - Some 6,500 customers were bugged by Starbucks' insect-based food coloring , and the company is responding: It won't be using cochineal extract in its treats anymore, at least in the US. The dye, made from crushed insects, prompted a petition that sent an email to Starbucks HQ... More »

Starbucks' Frap in a Flap Over Dye With Insects

Crushed cochineal bugs make it pink, angering vegans

(Newser) - Note to vegans—and those grossed out by bugs: Starbucks' Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino is colored with insects. It gets its pink color from cochineal extract, which comes from ground-up cochineal bugs native to Mexico and South America. The coloring is nothing new: It's been used since the 15th... More »

Man Tries to Order Priciest Starbucks Drink Ever

Total cost: $23.60

(Newser) - Ahh, Starbucks. Land of the $4 cappuccino ... and $23.60 Frappuccino? That's the final tally one man managed to ring up on his quest to order the most expensive Starbucks drink ever. Logan Warren started by requesting the largest size beverage, the 31-ounce Trenta. Into it went a Java... More »

Cops Hunt NYC Firebomber

Sketch of frappuccino-drinking hate-crime suspect released

(Newser) - Police in New York City say the suspect in four firebombings apparently hates Muslims and Hindus but loves Starbucks. A sketch of the man suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at four targets —including a mosque, a home that doubles as a Hindu temple, and a deli—has been released... More »

For the Starbucks Addict: Custom Frappuccinos

'However-you-want-it' drink a move to draw young customers

(Newser) - If you're a Starbucks addict who dreams of the day when you can order a decaf soy frappuccino with light syrup and no whipped cream, Christmas is coming early: Starting this summer, the coffee giant will let customers design their own frappuccinos. With the "however-you-want-it frappuccino," Starbucks hopes... More »

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