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Starbucks: Testing 2% Milk

Ordering a drink at Starbucks can be so tricky - I still do not have a handle on their sizing. Why not just use small, medium and large like everyone else?

Well the huge coffee chain might just be making the ordering process a little easier - at least when it comes to the kind of milk they use. Starbucks is going to test 2% milk as the default milk customers get when ordering a drink, as opposed to whole milk. This will cut the fat intake of each drink significantly. They are trying the switch at about 300 stores in four key markets: Orange County, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Oregon; and London, Ontario.

I still think it is better to go even lower than 2% milk fat and choose 1% milk (a.k.a. low fat) or non-fat when ordering a latte and to steer clear of all those fancy seasonal mochas. Starbucks does seem to be trying to change its reputation towards a healthy coffee joint. I would love to see this change happen all over the country.

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Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
I do enjoy Starbucks there coffee is good.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I really enjoy soy mochas from Starbucks.
Marci Marci 10 years
I'm a nonfat girl all the way. There's somewhere else that does their own take on the sizing thing but I can't remember where it was. I ordered a small whatever and they told me they don't have small, only medium and large. Me: Ummmm.............okay, so..........give me the smallest you have. Them: We only have medium. No small. Me: But the medium is your smallest drink, right? Them: Yes, but it's not a small, it's a medium. :D Stupid!
martini-queenie martini-queenie 10 years
I'm all about the soy!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I don't even tempt myself with coffee has 2 grams of fat and 60 calories...EVERY DAY. (Folgers + CoffeeMate = Happy Morning) I'm amazed it's taking so long for some people to jump on the Healthy Bandwagon. Especially some of my 'yuppie' faves like Panera. Or Quizno's with their "look healthy" facade.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I always order non-fat milk. And if I'm being really good, sugar-free syrup!
susanec susanec 10 years
The change I'd really like to see is a true organic dairy option. I'm not a milk fan and can't drink soy but will have an occasional coffee drink and far prefer organic, rBGH free milk (the regular stuff just squicks me out). Starbucks only offers the boxed organic. So I get regular milk and try not to think about it. But...
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
i order everything with skim. i dont even like milk that much, so that only occurs when i order a cafe latte. its true cravinsugar, the coffee tastes stronger that way!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I get all my drinks from there with skim. That way the strong espresso taste shows through without having to add an extra shot. Also, did you know the white mocha syprup has more fat and calories than the mocha syrup? horrible. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
nannychica nannychica 10 years
I'm a milkaholic so I only drink 2% or lower. I have a Starbucks/milk story. I don't drink coffee. So one time I was flying to Vegas and at the airport I saw a Starbucks. All I wanted was milk and a cheese danish. So I told the lady at the register that I wanted a "medium skim milk"...then she told the other lady making the drinks that I wanted a "Tall Skim Latte". I was like WTF?? I had to tell her (VERY SLOWLY) two more times exactly what I wanted. Geeeez. This happens almost every time I go to a Starbucks which thankfully isn't that often.
mmmmmm mmmmmm 10 years
It always makes me laugh when I'm stuck with Starbucks for my caffeine fix at work, when waiting in line there is always someone in line talking to their friend about dieting and when they get to the front of the line they get one of those ridiculous liquid candy drinks...are these people crazy? Americano no cream for me!
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