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Starbucks Trolled In China With Ridiculous Containers 

Photos have been circulating online showing people in China bringing bowls and pots to Starbucks. While there’s more going on than what first appears, it certainly looks like some people were trolling the coffee chain. Advertisement The recent Earth Day campaign was actually for free 12 oz. coffee for those who brought their own cup, which Shanghai Daily notes Starbucks China clearly stated. So, it doesn’t matter what sized silly container people brought! They were only getting a 12 oz coffee on the house. Advertisement There’s somewhat of a precedent for this. After people ordered enormous drinks in the US back in 2014, Starbuck issued a policy in the US that stated no order could be bigger than 20 ounces for hot drinks. Also, there are apparently now restrictions on personal cup size. No word if Starbucks China currently has similar regulations. However, many of photos seem to be part of an organized stunt—that actually began before the Earth Day campaign. People got together with all sorts of containers, it seems, and headed out. Though, it’s unclear if everyone in the photos was in on it, or if READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Starbucks Workers Unprepared For Unicorn Frappuccino Armageddon

Yesterday Starbucks employees across the country were ravaged by stampeding hordes eager to get their mouths on the new Unicorn Frappuccino. Today the Starbucks Reddit is filled with their tales of courage and survival. Advertisement I got to try out the strange, limited-edition sour mango concoction prior to yesterday’s wide release courtesy of my wife, who has somehow managed to work for Starbucks for more than a decade without stabbing anyone in the neck when they ask for a large half-caf soy latte with extra foam (which might not be a real thing.) Halfway through her shift yesterday she called home to mumble something it about being the “worst day ever.” She also said something about “fucking unicorns.” Pretty sure she was referring to the drink and not the act. Her store closes at 8PM and she’s usually home by 8:45. Last night she stumbled in at 10PM with slightly purple fingers and a glassy look in her eye. It was the Unicorn Frappuccino onslaught that done it. At around closing time a woman walked up to the counter and ordered three of the drinks. The customer behind her ordered one. Then the woman who had ordered three came back…

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Snacktaku Drinks Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

Launching this week at Starbucks locations across the country, the Unicorn Frappuccino is a unique blend of oddly-purple mango and all the sour in the entire world. Nothing screams “unicorn” like those two things. Except maybe a man being murdered by a unicorn. Advertisement Before we begin, in the interest of full disclosure I must point out that my wife has worked for Starbucks for over a decade. I must also point out that I don’t like drinking coffee, so the main benefit of her employment is being able to give my family roasted beans on the holidays and having to watch the kids three or four nights a week while she works. One of those night happened to be Easter Sunday, so after a fun-filled day of eating too much at my parents’ house, I loaded my over-sugared children into the van and headed home. Or I would have headed home, had the wife not texted be and asked if I wanted to try Starbucks’ new Unicorn Frappuccino. Of course I wanted to try that thing. What is a Unicorn Frappuccino? Looking at the drink without foreknowledge, one could not READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Beat The System and Get a Discounted Amazon Gift Card With This Bundle

It says in fine print that the sitewide $8.63 discount from Amazon doesn’t work on Amazon.com gift cards, but here’s a little loophole. Pick up this $25 Starbucks gift card/$25 Amazon gift card bundle, and use BIGTHANKS at checkout and the discount will work. Shout out to GuardianMiria for the heads up. $41 From amazon Use code BIGTHANKS Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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