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The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Is Real, And It's Here For A Limited Time

By Aimee Lutkin

There were rumors swirling that we'd soon be blessed with a new Instagramable beverage from Starbucks based on one of the Internet's favorite animals. No, not a Cat Cappuccino. It's a Unicorn Frappuccino, and it's 100% real: So get your phones and filters ready, because its time to join your friends at Starbucks for a very instagramable set of photos.

Choo Choo move over Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the Unicorn Frappuccino train is here to take over the most instagramable drink from Starbucks for the foreseeable future.

🦄 #starbucks #unicornfrappuccino #tobeapartner #buzzfeed

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The special flavor is only going to be available from April 19-23, so you better get in line ASAP. Magic is fleeting! 

In a statement to USA Today, Starbucks described the flavor thusly: "Like its mythical namesake, the Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème comes with a bit of magic, starting as a purple beverage with swirls of blue and a first taste that is sweet and fruity. But give it a stir and its color changes to pink, and the flavor evolves to tangy and tart. The more swirl, the more the beverage’s color and flavors transform."

tl;dr: it's sweet.