It's real: You can now buy a Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks

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Coffee chain giant Starbucks has hopped on an internet craze for "unicorn food" by launching a limited edition iced drink in the US, Mexico and Canada.

Starbucks is welcoming its Unicorn Frappuccino in select stores from April 19 - 23. The whole thing is topped with rich vanilla whipped cream and dusted with pink and blue sprinkles, pushing the limits of taste and imagination. As the two components mix together, the drink changes color and flavor, the purple fading to pink and the taste transforming from "sweet and fruity" to "pleasantly sour" (or so the drink's menu page states).

If you don't have a sweet tooth, you might want to pass on the Unicorn. Starbucks has attempted to answer this very important question with the debut of a limited-time, brightly colored blended drink. Even if the tangy and sweet flavor isn't for you, it will be the flawless addition to your Instagram feed.

Starbucks calls it "the flavor-changing, color-changing, totally not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino", and it is only available for a few days.

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I haven't had a Starbucks Frappuccino since crop tops and chokers were in style-the first time-so I can't speak to the base sweetness level but, unsurprisingly, the Unicorn Frapp will test the productivity of your pancreas. When I swirled it, it just moved around the blue drizzle on the outside of the cup. Maybe I didn't sip long enough to get to the tart part, because it's pretty uniformly sugar rush.

I believe I've hit my quota for Unicorn Frappuccinos in my lifetime, without even finishing one.

A lot of the reactions in the #unicornfrappuccino hashtag are adorable-people seem to really love and identify with our mythical medieval horned horsey friends, and if this drink brings them joy, I'm glad.

Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino was created to be an instant Instagram sensation - but it looks nothing like Starbucks led customers to believe.

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