Have you ever walked into a Starbucks to get your morning tea of cup of Joe and thought, “I wish Starbucks offered a wider variety of drinks?” Chances are, no matter what crazy flavor you have in mind, they’ve probably already taken a whack at it. The reason you don’t see these concoctions on the menu? Consumers weren’t impressed like they are with the popular PSL.
Are you longing for a tropical syrup to add to your iced tea? It’s been done. What about trying your favorite fall flavors — like honey, maple or almond — in the form of a latte? Starbucks has been there and done that. If you’re wondering why you haven’t tried them yet, it’s because you can’t get them anymore.
Maybe these drinks and flavors didn’t taste good, or maybe they didn’t make them any money. Regardless, there are plenty of Starbucks specialties that are totally extinct. Are you longing for the return of melon syrup or the protein latte? Tweet us @TheDailyMeal to share which Starbucks item you think should stage a comeback. But first, take a look at our roundup of the drinks and flavors you can no longer purchase at Starbucks.
This drinkable dessert was a pretty sad excuse for hot chocolate, considering it was basically just chocolate in a coffee cup. It made its big debut in 2005 and was quickly pulled in 2006. According to Business Insider, this six-ounce drink contained 390 calories; maybe its termination was for the best.
Cherries Jubilee Mocha
In the words of Today.com, “Here’s the Starbucks holiday drink that didn’t make the cut.” Starbucks is no stranger to holiday-themed drinks, but a cherry-flavored Christmas drink just didn’t seem to add up. Maybe they should just stick to pumpkin spice for the fall and eggnog for the winter — these flavors garner plenty of excitement year after year.