Close-up of Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso at Starbucks in Moraga, California, April, 2022. Photo courtesy Sftm. (Photo by Gado/Getty Images)
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Does Starbucks Use Regular Honey In Its Drinks?
Starbucks fans particularly enjoy the company's limitless customization possibilities, which include a range of sweetener choices like regular sugar, Sugar in the Raw, Splenda, cane sugar, and their Honey Blend syrup. However, exactly what ingredients and how much pure honey are in their honey blend?
Starbucks uses a honey blend in its drinks because the blend is thinner than regular honey, allowing baristas to pump it out of bottles more easily while making drinks. The full list of ingredients includes honey, water, natural flavors, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, and citric acid.
They do not add any extra sugar, allowing the honey itself to provide all the sweetness in the drinks, and the added ingredients are only to keep the sweetener shelf-stable. The Medicine Ball beverage contains this honey mixture along with jade citrus mint green tea, peach herbal tea, honey hot water, and steamed lemonade.