Starbucks Barista Rants: “For the Love of God…Don't Get the Unicorn Frappuccino”

Starbucks Barista Rants: “For the Love of God…Don't Get the Unicorn Frappuccino”

Not everyone thinks Starbucks’ new Unicorn Frappuccinos are magical.

The limited-edition offering, which launched this week and is available until Sunday, is a pink and blue concoction made with Starbucks’ Creme Frappuccino base and mango syrup, topped with a massive swirl of whipped cream sprinkled with pink and blue sugar dust and appears to change color as you drink it. The Unicorn Frappuccino is more than beautiful—it is a visual delight, a whimsical masterpiece to behold.

It is also a giant pain in the ass to make.

“I need to rant just a little bit,” Colorado-based barista Braden Burson says while sitting in car in a now-deleted viral Twitter video, available on The Barista Life community Facebook page. “I work at Starbucks and the new Unicorn Frappuccino came out today…it has been like the No. 1 Frappuccino ever. So because it’s been so popular online, everyone’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I need to try it when it comes out. Well, today it came out and I have to tell you: Please don’t get it!” 

Unicorn Frappuccino

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“I have never made so many Frappuccinos in my entire life!” he yelled. “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 entire life! It has been insane! If you love us as baristas, don’t order it!”

Braden said it is “so difficult to make” the drink and indicated he felt overwhelmed having to make it for so many customers at once.

“So, for the love of God and everything that is good, don’t get the Unicorn Frappuccino!”

Starbucks said in a statement it will reach out to Braden to “talk about his experience and how to make it better,” reports said.

Many other baristas voiced their support and empathy for Braden.

“Today my store ran out of blue powder around 3 in the afternoon and so we had to stop serving the Frappuccino,” one person wrote on Facebook. “We turned away literally dozens of people, answered dozens of phone calls about it (because most of the stores in my city ran out), and got chewed out by about half of the people we disappointed, and one person sat in the drive thru window for 12 minutes yelling at my manager over it telling us we’re all bad at our jobs and he was taking it up corporate. This Frappuccino has absolutely been hell for us.”

Others were not impressed.

“Little bitch lol, I just did a ten hour shift smashing out these damn UNIs and kept a positive attitude ALL DAY,” another person wrote. “That’s winning.”

(Why?)

Published at Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:45:34 +0000

We've Found Drake's One True Love: Turtleneck Sweaters

“Hotline Bling” was more than just a song…it was a movement.

Drake‘s hit track and its accompanying music video gave more to fans than he probably could have ever expected. As soon as the video hit the World Wide Web, the Internet did what it does best—turned it into a meme. Drake immediately went viral, transforming his awkward dad-like dance moves and adapting them to fit hilarious theme songs such as Peanuts‘ and Frasier‘s.

But the “Hotline Bling” video gave more than just goofy moves; it gave a good glimpse of Drake’s passion for turtleneck sweaters. Throughout the video the Canadian rapper dons his best winter wear, including a Moncler red puffy coat, but it’s his oversized turtleneck sweater that really made waves.

Drake, 30, must have taken notice of the Internet‘s obsession with his wardrobe choice—Bloomberg even published a list of sweaters to buy if you want to look like Drake—because in Nicki Minaj‘s new music video for “No Frauds” Drake returns with another turtleneck sweater. While Nicki is dressed in wild costumes, and Lil Wayne wears fancy sweats, Drake is back looking très chic in a black turtleneck.

Even though his cable-knit sweater was the hit of “Hotline Bling,” Drake opted for a plain black turtleneck in “No Frauds.” Despite filming his scenes in what appears to be a club, Drake obviously didn’t feel any discomfort wearing the turtleneck or the jacket over it. In some scenes, Nicki is barely covered up, so the contrast is striking.

Drake, Turtleneck

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But if one thing has been made clear throughout Drake’s career, it’s that this Canadian man loves a good turtleneck. Maybe he likes them for the warmth, or maybe he just thinks they’re stylish.

Drake, Turtleneck

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While attending the Canadian pre-launch of Virginia Black Decadent American Whiskey, Drake donned a gray turtleneck. On his birthday, Drake opted for a black turtleneck underneath a velvet blazer.

In the past, the “Work” rapper has been romantically linked to Rihanna and JenniferLopez, but let’s be honest…his true love is a turtleneck.

(Why?)

Published at Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:08:00 +0000