Unicorn

What to Eat to Cleanse Your Palate of Unicorns, Mermaids, and Rainbows

First there was the rainbow bagel. Then mermaid toast made a brief splash. Now, as I’m sure you’re all aware, Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino is dominating the mouths and Instagram accounts of many a millennial. It’s all very pretty, but I need a palate cleanser.

As a person who kept her pre-algebra homework in a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper—I think mine had some manic dolphins on it—I will admit I get a cheap thrill from gazing upon these multi-colored creations, but I don’t want to ingest them. (It’s the same thrill I got when I picked up a pair of jelly sandals this weekend at Urban Outfitters. I almost bought them, but then I remembered the jelly sandal-inflicted blisters of my youth and reconsidered.)

Yes, we eat with our eyes first, but my eyes are tired of rainbow overload, and not quite sure if they’re being poisoned or not. (Actually, I would totally drink a Poison Tree Frog Frappuccino. Someone please get on that.) Maybe it’s because my grandmother made a lot of casseroles, but my eyes always seem to land on beige, aggressively unphotogenic food. Those dishes are usually the most delicious. Think of Thanksgiving dinner: It’s a sea of browns, yellows, and beige, and it’s one of the tastier meals of the year.

There’s also a level of preciousness with these rainbow-infused delicacies that doesn’t sit right with me. Like it or not—and I really like it—food is something you have to deal with on a daily basis, and prioritizing form over function can get exhausting. I think that’s my main issue with this rainbow/unicorn/mermaid trend. It’s not really about the food, but the optics. It’s all marketing—very good marketing, but marketing still. If you really want a colorful bagel, try topping it with a couple of heirloom tomato slices, or maybe some watermelon radishes. These things add color, texture, and flavor. I’ve also heard that berries make beautiful beverages.

Beige food may not get you many likes on social media, but it will fill you up and bring you joy. If, like me, you need a break from highly pigmented cuisine, we…

Signs That You’ve Met the Unicorn Girl but You Don’t Even Know It

Ever heard somebody talking about the mystical unicorn girl? Ever wonder what that means? Well, a unicorn girl is that perfect someone who always seems to be just out of reach, out of your league, and unattainable. In short, she is your soulmate and you should stop at nothing to have her in your life.

Because your unicorn girl is only yours, she is unique. Her uniqueness means that her specific traits cannot be listed, she cannot be defined. Remember, a unicorn girl is no cookie-cutter replica of anyone else. Everyone has his or her own unicorn girl or boy and it can be hard to track them down.

For all you know, you’ve already met your unicorn girl. Not sure? Keep reading. We’re going to lay out some of the signs that you may have already met your special someone and you just don’t realize it yet.

Trust us, you don’t want to go through your whole life wondering if you missed out on the opportunity to be with the perfect life partner. Can you imagine marrying the wrong person because you didn’t know how to spot your unicorn girl when she was right before your eyes? Don’t let that happen to you. Don’t let your life become full of “what could have been” doubts.

Signs You’ve Already Met the Unicorn Girl

Start thinking about some of your current relationships as you read over the signs. Anybody stick out to you?

1. The two of you can sit comfortably in silence.

You don’t feel the need to fill those awkward silences because there aren’t any. You are comfortable in each other’s company and that is all that matters.

2. You don’t feel pressured to…

Unicorn Frappuccinos Spotted at Starbucks

The existence of a mysterious new drink at Starbucks has been confirmed. This week, select locations launched the Unicorn Frappuccino in all its pink, sparkling glory. More stores are expected to release the drink on Wednesday, April 19, Bon Appétit reports.

Rumors of the magical concoction first surfaced on Reddit last week. Pictures posted to the Starbucks subreddit of the drink and its ingredients—including “pink powder” and blue “unicorn dust”—suggested that a menu item based on the unicorn drink trend was on its way. But much…

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

Starbucks has not formally announced the product, but there have been sightings in the wild of a pink-and-blue-swirled drink called the Unicorn Frappuccino. From the descriptions, this resembles coffee in no way, shape, or form. It’s a sweet/sour drink that is supposed to change flavor as you drink it, and from reports, the taste wavers between mango and Skittles. According to Eater, it should be unveiled on Wednesday. Mike…