I feel like I’m the female version of Rip Van Winkle. Asleep for a hundred years. Surprise…Surprise!! I didn’t know that the “Frappucino” was a trademarked brand of Starbucks Corporation. Where have I been? Hidden away in Minnesota-somehow I thought it was an Italian invention and it originally came from Rome or Florence. What was I thinking? This morning in the New York Times Business section there was an article on the “Unicorn Frappucino.” While enjoying my Cafe Miel at the Dogwood Coffee shop on Lake Street I found myself reading parts of the article to the baristas. We all thought the imagined hype of “I just have only 5 days to try it out-wasn’t shooting us with enough adrenalin that we just had to run to a nearby Starbucks in the Target store to try it out.” Of Course, I wondered how gluttinous it could be ( it’s only 410 calories, 140 from the fat and 59 grams of sugar) Not too hefty. Though Peoples Bodies website featured two very athletic people -Pete O’Donnel and Ally Leard to show what kind of exercises really would burn the calories and I found just watching the videos made me both anxious and visually tired enough that I knew it wasn’t even an option for me. They said we need to do; 100 Mountain Climbers, 75 Kettlebell Swings, 50 Pushups, 50 Burpees, 1000m on a rowing machine, 75 Situps and 100 Double Unders. See what I mean? Already, on YouTube -Brooke Clarke with the Cheeky Kitchen shows you how you can make one at home. But I think I will have to pass.
P.S. Oh, and for the visually astute …the image above isn’t the real Unicorn Frappucino…it’s missing more whip cream, blue and pink sprinkles and the squiggly blue/ red sauce they squeeze into the cup for I suppose for visual excitement.
P.S.S. Please note this blended drink does not have coffee in it, but since it’s made in Starbucks I can only conclude it’s eligible for my CollectingCoffee Collection.