The Good News About Starbuck’s Pink Drink, the Bad News About Its Oleato Line of Coffee Beverages

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If you’re a fan of Starbucks Pink Drink, you’ll be happy to learn the company has announced plans to begin bottling the popular beverage. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, the blend of strawberry, coconut milk, acai, and fruit juice, which was added to the menu in 2017 after trending viral on social media, will soon reach grocery and convenience store shelves in a ready-to-drink format. The suggested retail price is $3.67 per bottle.

The company’s Paradise Drink — concocted with coconut milk, pineapple, passionfruit, and fruit juice — will also be available in bottles. Ditto for mini Frappuccinos, available in caramel and white chocolate mocha; a caramel flavored Doubleshot energy drink; and Espresso Americano.

That’s the good news from Starbucks. The not-so-good news is that the company’s new Oleato line of products, made by infusing or topping coffee with a shot of extra-virgin olive oil, is reportedly making some customers sick. Several complaints of stomach pains or other gastrointestinal issues have surfaced on social media, including a subreddit for Starbucks baristas, in which one employee said his team tried it and half ended up needing to use the bathroom.

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