If you're thinking about ordering one of Starbucks' new "Unicorn Frappuccinos," a drink so popular it inspired its own hairdo, you might change your mind after watching a young barista rant about the work that goes in to making one of these:
But, but, but, it's so beautiful and majestic! I wannnnnnnt!
The "color-changing, flavor-changing, potentially life-changing" new drink might be super Instagram-worthy, but apparently it's not super easy to make. In fact, the drink's explosive popularity seems to have driven young barista Braden Burson to the brink of despair.
A video of the 19-year-old Colorado native ranting about the popular drink went viral on Twitter, though he has since taken it down. It was then shared in the Facebook group "Barista Life" where it's been viewed nearly 1.5 million times.
"Pleeeease don't get it," Burson pleads in the video. "Everyone’s like, oh my gosh! I need to try it." He continues:
I have never made so many Frappuccinos in my life. My hands are 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! It’s so difficult to make right after the other, and people were coming in left and right, in the drive-thru and in the front. For the love of God and everything that is good, DON’T GET THE UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO!”
Of course, the viral video made its way to Starbucks HQ, but the company has decided not to fire him, a spokesperson told TMZ. Apparently instead they said they were "interested in hearing more of Braden's feedback to improve the experience for customers and employees."
Luckily for Braden and other Starbucks baristas, the Unicorn Frappuccino will only be available through this Sunday. Meaning we only have two more days to resist ordering one. Even though, let's be honest, now that you know you shouldn't order it, you want one even more.