Starbucks Coffee logo is seen on cups in the cafe in Krakow, Poland on February 16, 2023. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Let’s put the rumors to rest, Starbucks says it’s official…  Starbucks is discontinuing its raspberry syrup by the end of the month. This is not the first time the raspberry syrup has been discontinued. It was discontinued around 2007 then, Starbucks reintroduced their raspberry syrup in 2018!

The reintroduced sauce was called “Real Fruit Syrup” and was made from all-natural ingredients, with no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors, or high-fructose corn syrup. This yummy syrup is used for flavoring espresso, coffee, and even tea. It does not seem to make sense to discontinue this flavor since raspberry is among  the most popular coffee and tea syrups.

Some people have been using this syrup for a good five years and are devastated over this news.  The company released a statement saying, “As a standard course of business, we continually evaluate the ingredients in our stores, and have decided to discontinue raspberry syrup. Customers can expect limited inventory at stores throughout March as we remove it from our menu.”

I was hoping that they would replace the raspberry flavor with something like an orange syrup, which by the way, I sometimes add add a squirt of orange juice to my morning espresso. But a fruit flavor of any type does not seem to be the case.

As the raspberry syrup disappears, Starbucks is adding a new line of olive oil-infused coffees, slated to debut in Southern California this spring.

Yes, your morning coffee meets olive oil! Starbucks Oleato will be infused with Partanna extra virgin olive oil creating an entirely new experience that they claim is velvety smooth and deliciously lush. I do not know about you, but olive oil infused coffee does not seem to tickle my palet!

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