Almond Milk Becomes a Staple at Starbucks!
UPDATE: Almond milk has now made its way over Starbucks locations in the United Kingdom as well, with Metro confirming that it will be “available to choose for ALL drinks on the Starbucks menu, and will be on offer in every store across the UK.” Almond milk joins the already available coconut and soy options, increasing the non-dairy milks available at the chain to three!
Remember “My Starbucks Idea”, initiated by the coffee chain giant as a way to hear back from customers and receive suggestions and ideas? Well apparently adding almond milk to the company’s menu was a “top customer product request”, and is set to be included by next month.
If you are a big coffee drinker, and visit Starbucks often, you will know that they already have some dairy-free alternatives, including soy milk, which was added in 2004, and coconut milk, which was added in 2015. According to their website, almond milk was added for customers who prefer it as their dairy-free option, and will serve as a versatile option:
“We created our own almondmilk recipe to complement our hot, iced and Frappuccino blended beverages. It was designed so that when steamed, it creates a rich foam for hot beverages and is delicious and creamy when served in cold beverages.”
The almond milk will be free of any added flavors, and an 8-ounce serving will contain 3 grams of sugar, which the website compares to 12-13 grams found in 2% milk. Yoke Wong, Starbucks beverage R&D team manager, also stated that the company’s almond milk will have a signature addition:
“The almond butter in our almond milk adds body and complements the roasty notes of espresso. Because it’s unflavored, customers can customize to their taste preferences.”
Almond milk will be available in more than 4,600 stores in the United States starting from September 6, beginning with the shops in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, New York, and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions with the rest to follow by the end of September. Last year Starbucks announced that they would include more vegan meal options in their menu as well.
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