Health Department Criticizes Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino

Apr 25, 2017

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In our world nowadays, something that is not so common and ordinary draws the attention of the crowd and makes them patronize it. In the café world, Starbucks have made its name popular that people would really spend for their products. To stay in the limelight, Starbucks continue to make unique products that would hook the people.

The new Unicorn Frappuccino of Starbucks that truly got the attention of people because of its controversial name and enchanting pink-and-blue look. This new Frappuccino did not draw the attention of frappe lovers but also by the Health Department because of its too much sweetness. On Friday, it was the Stratford Health Department who announced about the new frappe’s high sugar content. They posted on their Facebook page that, “While the Unicorn Frappuccino may be pretty to look at, it’s loaded with 59 grams of sugar! That is over two times the amount of sugar recommended by the American Heart Association!” The American Heart Association recommends 25 grams of sugar daily for women and 36 grams of sugar daily is recommended for men- this is too less compared to the amount of sugar in every drink of Unicorn Frappuccino. This news shocked some fans of the Unicorn Frappuccino.

In its ingredients label, it contains Frappuccino Syrup (water, sugar, salt, natural and artificial flavor, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, citric acid); Mango Syrup (Sugar, water, mango juice concentrate, natural flavor, passion fruit juice, citric acid, potassium sorbate, turmeric, gum Arabic); Vanilla Syrup (sugar, water, natural flavors, potassium sorbate, citric acid) and Classic Syrup (sugar, water, potassium sorbate, citric acid). The calorie count is also high that for every 16 fluid-ounce, 410 calories.