Starbucks is Rolling Out Coconut Milk Nationwide
If dietary reasons or personal reasons find you unable or unwilling to consume standard milk, chances are you’re going to choose soy milk as an alternative—not because you necessarily like soy milk best, but because it’s the only alternative option available at most restaurants and coffee shops. But that’s finally changing. Late last year, Dunkin Donuts added almond milk to its roster of coffee personalization options. Now Starbucks is following suit with a nationwide rollout of coconut milk.
Starbucks started testing coconut milk in select markets around the same time that Dunkin Donuts introduced its almond milk option, noting that consumers had been asking for a non-dairy and non-soy option by the thousands. According to reports from the internet, test runs in Ohio, Oregon, and California were overwhelmingly successful:
That passion is being rewarded, because according to insider reports, coconut milk at Starbucks will be going live in a widespread capacity starting on February 17:
It’s awfully exciting news for vegan and lactose-intolerant Starbucks fans alike who just want some more options for enjoying a Frappuccino. It’s also a sign that alternative milk options are becoming increasingly mainstream and are here to stay.
[SOURCE: Starbucks Melody via Eater National]