Starbucks unleashes this summer’s wildly colourful sugary explosion


Move over mermaids, and until we meet again unicorns: Starbucks has released their annual summer special frappuccino. This year’s sugary, colourful, seasonal offering is all about those peace and love vibes, baby: The Tie Dye Frappuccino.

The Tie Dye Frappuccino. Photo courtesy Starbucks Canada

Dropping July 10, and available only while supplies last, set your body a-humming with this creamsicle-inspired melt of orange and vanilla, served up looking like a whipped cream- and sprinkles-topped lava lamp of rainbow colours.

Starbucks has jumped onto the gotta-have-it seasonal drink routine for the last few years offering up brightly-coloured high-voltage creamy drinks that get people buzzing – from online commenters vying to be first to post a “diabeetus” gif to Instagrammers who feel the need to feed their feed, not to mention from the actual sugar content itself.

In the past Starbucks has done a Unicorn Frapp, as well as a Mermaid Frappucino, and, last year, a Crystal Ball one. They’ve even done a Zombie Frapp for Halloween. Hit up a Starbucks starting July 10 if you want to taste the rainbow, before those “Heyyyyy mannn” Tie Dye vibes fade for good.

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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