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What is this new ‘Unicorn’ drink from Starbucks?

The ‘‘Unicorn Frappuccino.’’
The ‘‘Unicorn Frappuccino.’’Starbucks via AP

NEW YORK — Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a ‘‘Unicorn Frappuccino.’’

The chain says the drink was inspired by the trend of unicorn-themed food online and starts out purple with a sweet and fruity taste. It changes to pink and tart after it’s stirred to mix in a blue drizzle. It will be available from April 19 to April 23 in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with a 12-ounce size containing 280 calories.

Earlier this month, Seattle-based Starbucks also introduced a ‘‘Pink Drink’’ made with coconut milk and topped with strawberries. The company said it had previously been a customized drink that enjoyed ‘‘fandom online.’’

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