What is the Big Idea?

Unless you have been living underneath a rock, you have probably heard about the Unicorn Frappuccino that Starbucks launched for an extremely limited time. However, getting your hands on one made it even more rare, as finding a store that served one was next to impossible. However, along with this fame came a lot of criticism. But why?

This is something that I have always wanted to talk about: the criticism towards, not only Starbucks, but also “girly” drinks. It seems that the second you order some sort of sweet or blended beverage, people take you less serious. But why?

Even I, a self proclaimed coffee aficionado, enjoy ordering a caramel frappuccino from time to time. In fact, I was a bit upset when I could not get my own hands on a Unicorn frappe.  Do they have a lot of sugar? Yes. Do they have a minuscule, amount of coffee or caffeine in them? Yes. Will I still order one? Yes.

In todays day and age, there seems to be some sort of stigma against ordering enjoyable, sweet items. Apparently you now need to be ordering a plain latte or black coffee in order to be taken seriously. But to that I say, order whatever you would like. If getting extra caramel in your latte is what you want, then do it. If you want to order the infamous “pink drink” then do it. Coffee is meant to be enjoyed, so enjoy it. Regardless of whatever looks you may be getting.