What’s In The New Starbucks Pink Drink?

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The internet is all abuzz about the new pink drink from Starbucks. From the images circulating online, the drink looks somewhat like a strawberry milkshake, which is so much yum in its own right. But when did Starbucks roll out milkshakes, you ask?

They didn’t, it turns out.

The pink drink is actually not even on the Starbucks menu. It’s a drink you need to specifically ask for, and it turns out it’s not a milkshake either!

So what is this secret new drink? It’s the Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher made with coconut milk instead of water. The coconut milk adds a shake-like creaminess to the standard fruity Refresher mixture. If you aren’t familiar with Starbucks Refreshers, they are iced beverages that Starbucks introduced several years ago containing fruit juices and Green Coffee Extract, which provides some light caffeination.


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Coconut milk, which comes from the white flesh of brown coconuts, is high in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, so it’s a healthy and delicious alternative to plain old water. You could substitute low-fat for full-fat coconut milk to enjoy a similar dose of deliciousness with less fat.

Refreshers are also sold in canned form, which makes me think you could even make this delicious concoction at home for yourself!


Starbucks Drive-Through Serves Deaf Community With Video Camera

A St. Augustine Florida Starbucks location is gaining a lot of attention after this video was recently posted online

In the video, it shows customer, Rebecca King, (who is deaf) ordering at the drive-through. When the Starbucks barista realizes her customer is deaf, she turns on a web cam so she can take her order through sign language.

St. Augustine is home to a large deaf community and the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind is located there.

This particular Starbucks is proud of the way they can accommodate their customers. “I think more people need to know about what we’re doing because it moves customer service to a whole new level,” an employee said to WJAX-TV. “I hope it helps make more people aware of what they can to do serve others in their communities.”

With all the chatter about Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte and newest Holiday flavors, I was getting somewhat annoyed with the press. But this actually made me stand up and take notice.

My hat goes off to the giant coffee company for raising the bar and going above and beyond what it means to serve others.