Guess What? Starbucks Can Add As Much Ice As It Wants To Your Drink, Whether You Like It Or Not


By Cooking Panda

People will do anything to ensure they get the caffeine fix they deserve — even if that means filing a lawsuit against mega-chain Starbucks for deceiving them by filling their cups with too much ice and not enough coffee.

According to U.S. district judge Percy Anderson, however, if you order a cold drink, you are gambling with how much ice will be put into your cup. In other words: Starbucks wins. Get over it.

Last June, a California man named Alexander Forouzesh filed a proposed class action suit against Starbucks, alleging that folks consuming cold-beverages from the chain were receiving less liquid than Starbucks advertised.

“If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and that for a given size cup, some portion of the drink will be ice rather than whatever liquid beverage the consumer ordered,” Anderson wrote in his decision to strike down Forouzesh’s lawsuit, according to the Guardian.

Starbucks itself had already given customers a little pro-tip on how to get their cold beverages just the way they like, tweeting in 2015:

Customers have always been welcome to request light ice (or, on the other end of the spectrum, extra ice) when placing their order.

Sources: Guardian, Starbucks Coffee/Twitter / Photo credit: Starbucks Coffee/Twitter

Tags: caffeine, coffee, Ice, Lawsuit, Starbucks
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Watch The Daily Show Slam The Starbucks Ice Lawsuit (Video)


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By now, you’ve probably heard about the infamous Starbucks ice lawsuit. For days, every major media site has been covering the case, which alleges that the coffee retailer uses too much ice in its beverages in order to cheat customers out of their fair share of beverage.  However, thanks to the “Daily Show”—your go-to source for comical news—we now have a hilarious new twist on the story (video below).

Last night, host Trevor Noah ridiculed the lawsuit, explaining its frivolity by arguing that the claim is “such a first world problem.” From there things only get more comical, as Noah states, “I’m sorry, the only time you should complain that something you bought came with too much ice is if you were on the Titanic” before offering a solution to the disgruntled customers’ complaints: hot coffee. Watch the full video below for even more laughs, ice not included.

Source: Eater / Photo credit: Eater

Tags: Daily Show, Ice, Lawsuit, Starbucks, Trevor Noah
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