Starbucks may have to make executive decisions about discontinuing or recalling certain drink lines from time to time. There are many reasons for these decisions. Some of Starbucks’ Frappuccinos products were discontinued or made very difficult to find recently.
This article examines the Starbucks Frappuccinos, including which are still available, which have disappeared, and why certain drinks were removed from the menu.
Are Starbucks Strawberries & Cream Frappuccino discontinued?
The bottled Starbucks strawberry and cream Frappuccino has been discontinued. No customer pressure has led to the company reintroducing it.
Some customers were so upset (back in 2014), that they created a Facebook page called “We want Starbucks Bottled Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino Back,” which unfortunately did not result in a return.
What kind of drinks are Starbucks Frappuccinos?
Starbucks Frappuccino is an assortment of iced, blended coffee beverages served with whipped cream and different flavoured syrups.
There are many Frappuccino flavor options, as you can match almost every item in the shop! This means that certain drinks may be temporarily or permanently put on hold if supplies are low or delays occur.
These are some of the most popular frappuccinos:
- Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
- Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino
Each of these handcrafted drinks is complex and requires a variety of ingredients to be available.
Is Starbucks Almond Milk Frappuccino No More?
You can still order almond milk frappuccinos at Starbucks in-store, however, the bottled supply has experienced some issues with Starbucks Almond Milk Frappuccino recently.
Starbucks started selling almond milk Frappuccino bottled in May 2018. This was through a partnership with PepsiCo.
Shipping issues are another cause of supply problems. The stock may run out before new supplies arrive. This confusion can also be caused by the fact that some stores will continue to offer a particular drink (using up any remaining stock), while other stores inform customers that the drink is no longer available.
Starbucks discontinues certain drinks
Starbucks is known for introducing innovative hand-crafted beverages every day. This means that they may discontinue a drink if it isn’t popular in order to make room for new products.
These inventions could be created by customers, baristas or fans from all over the world. Starbucks has a customer forum that allows you to submit ideas for new hand-crafted drinks. If your idea receives enough votes Starbucks will consider it for their barista teams. Your creation could end up on the menu.
You can also find seasonal drinks, such as the Santa Claus Frappuccino, which is only available at Christmas. Starbucks stores around the world also offer seasonal drinks, which are usually local to the region they are located.
Does Starbucks Bring Back Discontinued Drinks?
Starbucks does not make any announcements about when, why, or how long a drink is going to be on their menus. They also rarely announce that a drink will be making a return.
Some drinks return and some drinks are promoted as long-term seating. These changes are often the result of customer demand.
However, supply issues cannot be predicted and have not been foreseen in the past few years. Starbucks is constantly out of stock, so it doesn’t matter how popular a drink is.
The menu item will be “paused” until the problem can be resolved. Starbucks will discontinue the beverage if the supply problem continues to persist.
This is possible with Starbucks menu items as well as their product items (such bottled frappuccinos).
Sometimes, Starbucks products are recalled for entirely different reasons. Recalls are when something in the product or the process of making it has been found to be unsafe for human consumption.
Starbucks is forced to take the product off their shelves and menus when this happens.
What is the difference between a product recall and a product discontinuation?
Recalls are issued when there is a problem with the product or any of its ingredients. The problem is often dangerous or potentially harmful. An interruption in the manufacturing and evaluation of the product can cause a product to be discontinued.
If a product is being recalled, it must be removed from the market. However, if there are no supply or shipping problems, the product will likely be available again.
If there isn’t enough demand for a particular drink, the Starbucks menu will not be able to offer it again. Instead, they will create a new version. Starbucks keeps their menus constantly changing and surprising, so they can be unpredictable.
What can I do if my favorite Starbucks Frappuccino has been discontinued?
Starbucks drink fans have seen this happen so many times that they simply now investigate the ingredients and make their favorite (lost!) beverage at home.
Many websites offer instructions and recipes on how to make Starbucks at home. They cover almost every Starbucks product.
These recipes allow you to modify sugars and syrups to your liking and health, as well as substitute milks of your choice brand.
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