Whisper it: The unicorn trend might slowly be dying a death.
And thank f*** for that.
Nudging out the horned beast is the much more palatable mermaid.
The mermaid is significantly cooler than the unicorn, FYI, because of its elegant colour palette of greens and blues (all those rainbow bright hues were giving us a bit of a headache), excellent hair, and the option to wear a seashell bra.
So we welcome the mermaid’s reign. Especially if it gives us gifts such as The Loop’s super sparkly mermaid churro.
The Loop, if you didn’t know, is a super popular churro spot in Westminster, California.
Churros and ice cream? Genius.
This week they debuted their latest trendy deep-fried treat: the mermaid churro.
As with most mermaid themed things, the mermaid churro is a glittery, deep-blue delight. It comes served in ice cream and accessorised with mini sugar pearls and a hand-made chocolate mermaid tail.
The churro has been given a blueberry glaze to add to the effect, and the topping is described as a signature mermaid sparkle sugar.
Which all sounds delicious, not just pretty. Always good when it comes to food.
You can also order the churro solo, if you don’t fancy the joy of soft-serve ice cream and a little mermaid tail.
Oh, and if you’re wondering what to sip on while you shove the churro in your mouth, never fear – you don’t have to settle for plain old water to stick to the theme.
The Loop has also debuted a mermaid themed lemonade. It’s made with blue raspberry, butterfly pea tea (that’s the tea that magically turns blue, remember?), and some extra sparkle.
That’s equally Instagrammable, natch.
Both products are available from The Loop from today onwards. We’d recommend heading down sharpish, mind you. Instagrammable treats tend to sell out fast.