Starbucks' Newest Product Will Give You An Energy Boost Sans The Java

Whether you could use a morning pick-me-up, or are trying to fight off the 3 p.m. slump, a drink from Starbucks can do wonders. Sometimes a regular cappuccino will do, other times you might need an extra shot of espresso in your mocha, but for anyone who doesn't drink coffee, the caffeinated drink options from Starbucks are pretty slim (let's face it, tea really doesn't pack the same punch) — that is until now.

Announced on the Starbucks website, the coffee chain is introducing a new line of canned drinks called Starbucks Baya Energy, and they're perfect for non-coffee drinking customers. Between bottled frappuccinos and double shot energy drinks, the chain is no stranger to premade drink options (which, believe it or not, are actually sold by PepsiCo), but Starbucks Baya Energy is different that the others in the lineup — it doesn't taste like or contain actual coffee. Instead the Starbucks Baya Energy comes in fruit flavors including Mango Guava, Raspberry Lime, and Pineapple Passionfruit. According to the announcement, the boost of energy comes from "caffeine naturally found in coffee fruit" as well as "antioxidant vitamin C for immune support."

Where can you buy Starbucks new energy drinks?

If you're hoping to try Starbucks new Baya Energy drinks, the Starbucks website shares that you'll have to wait until March 1, 2022, when they'll officially be available at all U.S. Starbucks locations. The good news is, if you're willing to make your purchase elsewhere, the drinks are already being sold at grocery stores nationwide, as well as other retailers that sell canned and bottled Starbucks beverages, like gas stations and convenience stores.

The drinks are currently being sold by the 12-ounce can for a suggested price of $2.98 each, and for the amount of caffeine, it's worth the price. As Elite Daily explains, each Starbucks Baya Energy drink contains 160 milligrams of caffeine. That's comparable to a tall cold brew from the chain, which comes to 155 milligrams, or a shot of espresso, which has 150 milligrams. If you're a Starbucks fan but not in the mood for a cup of joe, it seems a can of Starbucks Baya Energy will do the trick.