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New York cafe says Starbucks stole their unicorn drink

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    Starbucks launched the Unicorn Frappuccino in April as a limited-run item, and it enjoyed considerable media attention.

NEW YORK >> A Brooklyn cafe that created a “Unicorn Latte” has accused Starbucks of “overshadowing” its health-conscious drink with the sugary Unicorn Frappuccino in a new lawsuit. The End, a Williamsburg neighborhood cafe, started selling its Unicorn Latte in December and has had a trademark on the drink name pending since January.

Starbucks launched the Unicorn Frappuccino in April as a limited-run item, and it enjoyed considerable media attention. Both drinks are similar in that neither contains coffee, though they are on the opposite spectrum of healthy consumption. According to The End, the Unicorn Latte is made from ingredients like dates, ginger root and algae.

The lawsuit says Starbucks’ drink is made from a combination of milk and artificial sweeteners.

A spokesperson for Starbucks says the suit is without merit.

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