In the past, unicorn sightings were always rare. If we ever did see them, they were normally spotted in mystical valleys or forlorn forests. That all changed this year when the beautiful mythical creatures began to show up in our food and drinks.
I’m not going to lie, I was surprised as you were when unicorn macaroons showed up, and when unicorn cupcakes invaded the kitchen, and not to mention when Starbucks’ announced their controversial unicorn frappuccino.
Now the legendary creature has conquered yet another food group – and there’s nothing you can do about it. That’s right food lovers, the internet is obsessed with unicorn noodles and, if you’re lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you see it), they could be coming to a restaurant near you.
The trend was started by The Indigo Kitchen who explain in a blog post how to make “quick and simple unicorn noodles”, using purple cabbage to dye white noodles. The site claims the noodles will turn from blue to pink in front of your eyes in an act they describe as “pure magic”.
Of course, Instagrammers have gone absolutely wild for the brand new craze and stunning compositions have been popping up all over the internet. It’s been speculated that noodle mania is possibly the healthiest unicorn variety so far. Well, we can certainly say they are far less calorific than those now-infamous frappuccinos, which consisted of a precise fusion of sugar, food colouring, sugar, sprinkles and even more sugar.
So what do you think? Are you keen for some hearty, vibrantly-colored unicorn noodles? Or are you simply nauseous with mystical food overkill?