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Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino Inspires Denver Barista’s Video Rant

Teenager takes to social media to describe the mayhem caused by the colorful, coffee-free beverage

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By the looks of it, it appears as though it could, indeed, be radioactive. But a seemingly harmless, sweet and sour, pink and blue beverage from Starbucks, called the "unicorn frappuccino" has been met with hysteria, enthusiasm and outrage. And nowhere was this more evident than in Denver, where 19-year-old Braden Burson, a local Starbucks barista, took to social media to share his exasperation after the drink was released Wednesday.

"Please don’t get it," he said into the camera. "I’ve never made so many frappuccinos in my life... [my] hands are completely sticky ... [there’s] unicorn crap all in my hair and in my nose!"

In a statement Thursday, Starbucks said that the reception of the drink "exceeded everyone’s expectations," adding that they were 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.

With the wave of viral viewers online, the video has since been taken down, and Burson has told The Associated Press that he didn’t think his outburst would result in public attention and didn’t intend to "downgrade" the drink.