Starbucks puts glittery Crystal Ball Frappuccinos on the menu


Unicorns and zombies are a tough act to follow, and Starbucks is hoping they’ll get lucky with their new trio of Crystal Ball Frappuccino drinks. Available in Canada starting Thursday, March 22 and for a limited time, these sugary, colourful, fruity blended drinks also come infused with sparkles.

The base drink is a crème-based Frappuccino infused with peach flavour and turquoise sparkles, topped with peach-flavoured whipped cream, and your choice of three colours of “candy gems” on top: blue, green, or purple.

starbucks crystal ball frappuccino
Photos courtesy Starbucks Canada

Each colour allegedly will foretell a different fate, though the outcome in these situations is rarely unclear: You’ll see these all over social media, stores will run out and people will feel rage, consumers may experience sugar shock. (A grande Crystal Ball Frappuccino has 55g of sugar and 16g of fat, including 10g of saturated fat.)

If you cannot resist shiny objects, your fate seems clearly in the hands of your nearest Starbucks barista.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom