The new, non-dairy alternative will be available starting Sept. 6.
It’s a good day for non-dairy Starbucks lovers. The chain announced on Tuesday that they will start carrying almond milk in more than 4,600 stores starting Sept. 6.
The coffee chain will start with stores in the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions, with a nationwide rollout by the end of September, according to a press release.
But it’s not regular almond milk, it’s Starbucks’ own recipe of “almondmilk.”
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“We created our own almondmilk recipe to complement our hot, iced and Frappuccino® blended beverages,” Starbucks R&D manager Yoke Wong said in the press release. “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.”
According to Starbucks, spelling “almondmilk” as one word is intentional.
The press release explains: “Starbucks is following the latest industry approach by spelling non-dairy milk alternatives as one word, almondmilk, rather than two words.”
So what’s in this ~almondmilk~? For starters, way less sugar than their other non-dairy options.
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