It’s no secret that Ivanka Trump is a fan of Starbucks, as she’s regularly advertised on her Twitter. But today, instead of indulging at the Trump Tower branch, she made an appearance at D.C.'s Dupont North location to grab a morning pick-me-up — gaining quite a bit of attention in the process.
There are some things you can count on at any American Starbucks location, like the uniform flavor of Pike Place Roast, a sub-par bagel, or the baristas’ inability to spell Jennypher correctly. Outside of the US, however, the chain must make some menu adjustments based on local tastes. Although the term “unusual” is certainly relative, here’s a glimpse of Starbucks’ weirdest international offerings. Items like green tea eclairs in China sound totally delicious to me, but others are a little questionable (looking at you, fruitcake latte).
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You know it’s fall when pumpkin spice lattes arrive at Starbucks, followed by pumpkin-flavored Twinkies, vodka, and cereal in grocery stores (the only item that doesn’t have a pumpkin spice limited edition? Maybe next year.) In a nod to the pumpkin-flavored frenzy, BuzzFeed decided to introduce Starbucks’ pumpkin spiced lattes to a handful of young PSL virgins, and captured their hilarious reactions on film. This year, Starbucks added real pumpkin to their fall flavored drinks for the first time.
Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has been a fall favorite for years, inspiring memes, GIFs, and social media declarations of love. While the substances are considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA said last year that it will review its safety and “generally recognized as safe status” for 4-MEI after a Consumer Reports study found that a dozen soft drinks have higher-than-recommended dosages of the substance. The company announced on Monday that when pumpkin spice lattes hit stores this fall, they will be made with real pumpkin and without caramel coloring.
These free napkins are so good at absorbing oil that they have their own listing on Makeup Alley with 127 (mostly positive) reviews.
The coffee giant will team up with a company called Postmates in Seattle, and work with existing or newly setup Starbucks shops in NYC.