Starbucks Adds Almond Milk To Its Menu (But Only In Japan)

Last month, we reported that, at last, Starbucks had decided to begin offering its first non-dairy alternative to soy — coconut milk — and the world rejoiced.

However, the people not plagued by a nut allergy wanted more. "Where is the almond milk?" they asked.

At last, though only in Japan, the company is introducing the coveted milk alternative, and also featuring it in two new specialty drinks: the Almond Milk Frappuccino with Honey Crunch and the Almond Milk Latte with Almond Crunch.

Both concoctions include some form of coffee, almond milk, honey, honey-flavored whipped cream, and roasted almonds.

They're also limited-time offerings, so now's the time for almond milk enthusiasts to step up their game. If these drinks do well, maybe Starbucks will make the milk a permanent fixture in its stores.

For now, though, in regards to the U.S., Fallon O'Connor, Vice President of Edelman for Starbucks, said:

Through careful research and development including numerous recipes and taste tests, Starbucks Global Research & Development team found that the rich, creaminess of coconut milk is the best complement to Starbucks hot, iced and Frappuccino beverages. We are unable to provide almond milk as a milk alternative at this time.

We'll just keep waiting over here in (nutty) anticipation.

(h/t Grub Street)

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