An Open Letter to Unicorn Food Innovators: “Stop It!”
Last week, Starbucks came out with the colorful drink that was only available for a limited time (luckily), the Unicorn Frappuccino. We can only hope this 'unicorn' thing is just a fad.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the Unicorn Frappuccino not only received less than favorable reviews, but was also one of more unhealthier menu items since the cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme donut for a bun made its debut. As a fan of almost all previous products from Starbucks, I was pleased to learn that they have discontinued serving the aesthetically pleasing drink.
However, there have been reports of others trying to push the new 'unicorn' craze. The Daily Meal reported that Hidden Valley was teasing a possible 'Unicorn Ranch' dressing. Quick responses to the possibility were opposed to the idea with such reactions as, "No, just no," "Stop trying to make #UnicornRanch happen," and "Can we just have normal food?" Hidden Valley responded by saying, should they receive about 18 million positive tweets about it, they may consider it. For now, that bullet has been dodged.
Then I heard there is a Starbucks Unicorn Lemonade. C'mon man! Actually, it turns out a Starbucks employees only posted instructions on how to make this on Reddit, so it's not actually a thing.
Another report suggests that the Unicorn Frappuccino is now a new hairstyle. To be fair, people can choose whatever style or color they want in their hair. Not to mention, it has nothing to do with food, so go ahead, unicorn that hair up!
That being said, I have nothing against the concept of unicorns. I bet if the majestic creatures weren't mythical, I'd probably want a unicorn of my own. However, I'm not a fan of great things becoming terrible. I feared this when the initial Unicorn Frappuccino craze began. As loaded as my social media news feeds became with this things, I figured it was only a matter of time before more foods became 'Unicornistic.' That's not a legit word by the way, but while we're making things up, I'll go ahead and use it. The thing I'd hope would not happen is to mix this unicornistic craze with whatever amazing foods we currently love like pizza, burgers, grilled cheese, or bacon.
So to whoever is attempting to carry on the unicorn fad through our favorite foods and beverages, please stop trying to make unicorn things happen. Just knock it off! Stop it!