Starbucks has had to recall menu items and discontinue them before. However, there are differences between items that have been “recalled” or “discontinued”. Each of these issues has its own reasons.
This article will discuss recent Starbucks product discontinuations and explain why they happened.
Is the Starbucks Kiwi Refresher being recalled?
Although the Starbucks Kiwi Refresher was not recalled, it was discontinued. It was not a favorite drink with Starbucks clients and was removed along with the Berry Hibiscus Refresher.
Continue reading to learn more about Starbucks drinks that were discontinued or recalled.
What is the difference between a recall and a discontinuation of a product?
When menu items are found to be harmful, they will be recalled.
There are many reasons for recalls. However, they can be temporary (for a specific batch or order) or permanent (so the item is not available for public consumption or use again).
Usually, items are discontinued due to supply or shipping issues. Another reason could be that the demand is too low for a product (e.g., a drink) to continue with.
Why did Starbucks discontinue its Starbucks beverages?
Starbucks has always justified discontinuing certain drinks in many ways.
Which Starbucks Drinks have been discontinued?
There are many discontinued Starbucks drinks. The Very Berry Hibiscus and Kiwi Refresher are just two examples.
Fans took to Twitter to vent their dismay at the recent discontinuation of two Starbucks favorites (and the Peach Tea Lemonade).
Starbucks replied that they were “pausing” these options to make room for more popular drinks. These are called “higher demand options” and less popular choices are “ongoing inventory constraints”.
This means that although some stores still sold the Kiwi Refresher or the Very Berry Hibiscus at times, this was only until they ran out of stock.
Although no one knows exactly when the “pause” will end the company assures fans that it is temporary.
What is the Latest Starbucks Drink?
Starbucks recently decided to discontinue its Eggnog Latte. This popular staple was first introduced in 1986 and customers enjoy it as part of Christmas celebrations.
It was not a popular choice, but fans were unhappy because Eggnog Latte was a traditional drink.
Starbucks however assured customers that they can “customize” any existing beverage or try a different one.
Starbucks is a novelty and experimental beverage house. Once we have a favorite, we can’t duplicate it or replace it.
Starbucks representatives assured their customers that they are moving on to more innovative and novel drinks like the Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte (dairy-free), the Caramel Brulee Latte and the Chestnut Praline Latte. All of these drinks represent Christmas in someway.
Why was the Starbucks Kiwi Refresher and Berry Hibiscus discontinued?
The popularity issue was the reason for both summer refreshers disappearing.
Starbucks also mentioned that they were experiencing supply problems for certain ingredients, which can indicate shipping issues.
Starbucks assured fans that they were only temporarily gone, regardless of the reason.
What are some other Starbucks drinks that have been discontinued?
Starbucks has introduced many bizarre drinks over the years. Some of these may not be familiar to you.
Some of the most popular menu options were:
- Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino: Sweet, Pink, and Cold
- Mazagran is a type of bottled fizzy coffee
- Unicorn Frappuccino is a purple-pink and purple-pink cold drink.
- Tazo Tea Infusions-black Chai Tea Fruit Juice Infusions
- Zombie Frappuccino is a red, pink and green Halloween drink
- The Chile Mocha is a traditional mocha made with cocoa and a sprinkle of spices.
- Cherries Jubilee Latte: A mocha with cherry syrup, dusted in cocoa powder, and drizzled with cherry syrup
- The Chantico – Starbucks introduced the Chantico in 2005. It was made with whole milk and cocoa butter.
- Dark Barrel Latte: This unusual drink featured a Guinness (stout), flavour but no alcohol, and a conflicting relationship with its latte host.
- Apple Crumble Frappuccino: This one was very popular, and it disappeared in 2012. Hot apple, caramel, spice and spice infused late!
Is Starbucks going to bring back any of these drinks?
No one knows. Starbucks makes statements from time-to-time and is careful to not release any definitive news.
Starbucks usually announces their holiday season additions each year with some familiar favorites.
These are some of the most popular returning drinks for this year:
- The Peppermint Mocha
- The Irish Cream Cold Brew
- The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
Fans can petition online to request the return of their favorite Starbucks drinks. This is a great way to let Starbucks know your thoughts on their next list.
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It can be quite shocking to discover that your favorite Starbucks coffee or tea is no more available. There are many reasons this can happen and there is never any information about the status of discontinued Starbucks drinks.
Follow Starbucks news and sign a petition. Then wait.
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