Starbucks to bring coconut milk to U.S. stores this month
In line with the growing popularity of coconut-based products, coffee giant Starbucks has announced plans to add coconut milk to their shelves as non-dairy alternative in the U.S. (Starbucks)
Published Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:11AM EST
(Relaxnews) - In line with the growing popularity of coconut-based products, coffee giant Starbucks has announced plans to add coconut milk to their shelves as non-dairy alternative.
After generating more than 84,000 votes on the company’s crowd-sourced blog MyStarbucksIdea.com, to become the second most requested customer idea of all time, the company said that it will be introducing coconut milk as an alternative to dairy and soy for its hot, iced and Frappuccino beverages.
While almond milk was the most popular request on the blog, Starbucks says it opted for coconut milk to avoid allergen challenges present in the nut milk.
“Soy is highly allergenic and really not healthy in large quantities. Many people (actually probably most) also cannot tolerate cow's milk. Please offer rice, almond, or coconut milk, since you don't allow people to bring in their own milk alternatives. This has kept me out of Starbucks for years. Thanks,” reads the original post that inspired the idea.
Starbucks Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk is certified vegan and made from single-origin coconuts from the tropical Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Coconut milk will be available in stores beginning February 17.