Starbucks secret iced coffee ingredient

Starbucks secret iced coffee ingredient

There are 23 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 24, 2009, titled Starbucks secret iced coffee ingredient. In it, Newsday reports that:

Q. Why does Starbucks iced coffee have 90 calories? A. Waiting for my iced coffee the other day, I noticed that, whereas a tall brewed hot coffee had 5 calories, the same amount of iced coffee contained 90.

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Samuel

Seattle, WA

#1 Jun 24, 2009
For the first question, I would assume that anything that tasted sweet, would have sweetener in it. You can easily order the iced coffee with no sweetener in it, as I do. It's not a secret, most of their employees will ask if you want it sweetened or not.

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#2 Jun 24, 2009
Samuel wrote:
For the first question, I would assume that anything that tasted sweet, would have sweetener in it. You can easily order the iced coffee with no sweetener in it, as I do. It's not a secret, most of their employees will ask if you want it sweetened or not.
It doesn't matter, the only thing that matters is when you grind the beans.
Star BUCKS

Newark, NJ

#3 Jun 24, 2009
The "secret ingredient" in everything at Starbucks is YOUR money.

“Go Ahead Liberal, Make My Day”

Since: Dec 07

Florida...home of Trump

#4 Jun 24, 2009
for those who can't get their Iced Coffee the way they want it, there's a Pet Peeve forum

“The '60s was really stupid”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#5 Jun 24, 2009
Extra sweetener! We better tax it
TAB610

Seattle, WA

#6 Jun 24, 2009
Hardly a secret.. I am asked when I buy it if I want it sweetened or unsweetened and room for milk or not. I'm not sure why your expereince was different.
Mark

Vancouver, Canada

#7 Jun 24, 2009
I always ask for it with no milk and no sugar (sweetener), however some baristas around here are seriously English-language challenged. Sometimes they understand, often they do not.
Amy Shropshire

United States

#8 Jun 24, 2009
I was a Starbucks barista for a year in London and we NEVER put sweetener or syrup in the iced coffees we made. We asked if they wanted room for milk but never anything else. I wonder if this is something different for the US market?
Eyal - ROASTe

Israel

#9 Jun 25, 2009
The sweeter and heavier it feels, the more calories it has. No way around that...
Ernesto

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 25, 2009
When I first drank Starbucks iced coffee, I was always asked if I wanted it sweetened. Over the last couple of years or so, I have had to specifically request it "unsweetened"
Ned

Patchogue, NY

#11 Jun 25, 2009
Hmmm... I was told that the secret ingredient was horse urine.
Another urban myth - shattered!
liner

Bronx, NY

#12 Jun 25, 2009
Ned wrote:
Hmmm... I was told that the secret ingredient was horse urine.
Another urban myth - shattered!
What makes you think it was a myth?
Big B

Bayonne, NJ

#13 Jun 25, 2009
Every Starbucks I have been to (I am in NYC so that's about 30) always asks Sweetend or Unsweetened when you order iced coffee...
Mary S

Daly City, CA

#14 Jul 1, 2009
I don't think that starbucks tries to mislead anyone about their iced coffee. I have work with the company for awhile and I remember when we started sweetening it, it was very much publicized. The reason why we sweeten it is because granulized sugar doesn't desolve well in cold drinks. Now the amount we use is pretty much the same as any one who adds sugar to their coffee themselves. Just remember you can get it unsweetened! That's how I enjoy it black no sugar and it will have just as much calories than a regular cup of coffee.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Jul 13, 2009
Holy Jesus smack me in the nuts! I'm 500 pounds and morbidly obese because Starbucks didn't tell me about the sugar! DAMN THEM!
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#16 Jul 13, 2009
OK then what's the ingredient in orange juice that makes it an Orange Julius and cost twice as much ?
Devoirs

Fairfax, VA

#17 Jul 13, 2009
STARBUCKS ICED COFFEE IS VERY GOOD.

STARBUCKS IS THE PLACE TO GO FOR COFFEE.
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Andrew Wang
(a.k.a.“THE DISSEMINATING MACHINE”)
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993
Hughes Muse

Spring, TX

#19 Mar 17, 2015
Does Starbucks have Almond Milk? I always forget to ask. I think their green tea has no added sugar unless you ask for it.

Are they doing anything special for St. Patty's Day? Serving beer or alcohol, for instance. ;-)
Woodlands Whole Foods

Spring, TX

#20 Mar 21, 2015
Woodlands WHOLE FOODS WITH COFFEE BAR, SALAD BAR, TACO BAR, BBQ BAR, AND PUB IS WAY BETTER THAN STARBUCKS. I AM GOING TO INSIST MY FRIENDS MEET ME THERE INSTEAD OF S-BUCKS.
know what I mean Vern

Blacklick, OH

#21 Mar 27, 2015
Starbucks secret iced coffee ingredient?

Barista spit.

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