No, Starbucks isn’t nixing an extra charge for plant-based milk

No, Starbucks isn't nixing an extra charge for plant-based milk

Back to crying in beer, that is, plant milk.

The company has confirmed that news that Starbucks plans to charge a 70-cent fee to add almond milk, soybeans and oats to its coffee and other hot and cold beverages starting January 1 is false. Fast company.

The Seattle-based coffee chain clarified after reports emerged of non-dairy news, among other places in interested in trade and trade news site QSR.

The false advertisement claimed that Starbucks was making the change as part of its desire to eliminate “food racism”.

While some people choose plant-based milk due to a vegan diet or a desire to avoid dairy products, many don’t have a choice due to lactose intolerance, which makes it difficult for them to digest the sugar in dairy products.

An estimated 68% of the world’s population has lactose malabsorption problems, according to the National Institutes of Health, and people of color are more likely to have lactose intolerance.

Non-dairy milk first appeared at Starbucks in 1997, when soy milk was added to the menu, according to the company’s website. Coconut milk joined the list of products in 2015, followed by oat milk this year.

As Americans continue to adopt healthy lifestyles, interest in alternative milks is growing. According to market research firm Global Market Insights, the global market value of vegetable dairy is expected to exceed $21 billion by 2026.

This is not the first time that the media has fallen under the influence of false press releases. For example, in September, a fake news release from Walmart gained traction, announcing that the retail giant would begin accepting litecoin.

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