So remember when we told you that Starbucks's super awesome seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte DIDN'T have any actual pumpkin in it and DID contain lots and lots of unhealthy ingredients??
Well it turns out that there's more to the story than meets the eye!
Sadly, you STILL wont find any bits of real pumpkin in your tasty beverage. However, a rep from Starbucks contacted us to clear the air on some of the other accusations:
"The standard recipe for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte at company-operated and licensed stores does not contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and is sweetened with sugar. We are actively looking at phasing out caramel coloring. In any instances where it is used in our beverages, the level is well below the No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) and safe to consume.
As a company, we take pride in providing full ingredient transparency to our customers so they can make whatever choice is right for them on their beverage selection. The high level of personalization of Starbucks beverages available allows customers to enjoy a unique Starbucks Experience and tailor their drink to match their own personal taste preferences – including the selection from a variety of fresh dairy selections and soy milk, a combination of syrups, and coffee/espresso options and toppings. If customers have questions about any of the items offered in our stores, they can ask their barista for a list of ingredients. We’re also working on listing core beverage recipes online via Starbucks.com and hope to have an update in the near future."
Wow! Talk about transparency!!
It's always nice to see companies being so open and honest with their customers, ESPECIALLY when it concerns something that”s going into our bodies!
And now we can sip on a Pumpkin Spice Latte COMPLETELY guilt-free!
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