Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saying no to the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino as a Parent

We love Starbucks - the experience is a fun one for the family and we love to walk over to the one nearest us and to pre-order drinks.

My children are not allowed to order the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino because it is like ordering a cup of sugar water (59 grams of sugar) that also has half of the daily serving of fat and a fifth of carbs for the day for an adult.  For a grande Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino with whole milk and whipped cream, this is the nutritional serving of a single drink:

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 140
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 59g  
Protein 5g  
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Caffeine 0mg**


I have been told that I am mean, a bad father and not as fun as the other moms and dads that my daughters' friends have because all of their friends have tried the Unicorn Frappuccino.  We love you Starbucks for making the Unicorn Frappuccino a temporary item.  Hopefully this means that my kids will forget about it in a month.

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