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10 Starbucks Drinks and Flavors You Can't Get Anymore

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10 Starbucks Drinks and Flavors You Can't Get Anymore

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.

Starbucks’ success over the years is no secret (though there is a secret menu!). Their consistency and killer rewards program keep them going strong, but that doesn’t mean they’re perfect.

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.

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Chantico

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.

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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.

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Maple Macchiato

This drink doesn’t sound as odd to us as other Starbucks fails do, but it must not have done very well. Bustle reports it was pulled in the United States back in 2012. If you’re looking to cease your fall flavor cravings, we’re sorry — the PSL will have to do.

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Melon Syrup

We assume this syrup was better in tea than coffee, which is probably why it didn’t make the cut. Though it may have made an unsweetened green tea a little more palatabletropical flavors just aren’t as versatile as vanilla or caramel syrup. That may be why it got the boot.

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Orange Mocha Syrup

Does mixing orange flavor into coffee sound appealing to you? Yeah, it doesn’t to us either. Orange syrup came and went along with flavors like blueberry, Valencia, and almond syrup. We don’t see orange syrup making an appearance anytime soon, but maybe the less-tropical flavors like almond will return eventually. Coffee bloggers everywhere are crossing their fingers.

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Pom Juice Blend

The Pom Juice Blend was another sweet summertime experiment gone wrong. There was a similar tangerine juice blend available at the same time, but both have disappeared. Apparently they tasted very tart, which could have contributed to the lack of consumer interest.

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Protein Latte

Sources say the protein latte was made by steaming two scoops of protein powder in milk and mixing the concoction with espresso. This combination created a chalky taste. No matter how desperate you are to get your daily dose of protein, graininess isn’t appealing to anyone.

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The Honey Latte

The honey latte seemed good in theory, but it didn’t quite pan out. It was made with honey syrup, espresso milk, whipped cream, and honey. In other words, it was a honey-flavored sugar overload topped with whipped cream. Seasonal lattes are usually a success for Starbucks, but this guy was an exception. 

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Sorbetto

Essentially, this was a dessert disguised as a drink. Though Starbucks did well with its line of ice cream, they didn’t find success with the sugary frozen sorbetto. When it was tested in Southern California back in 2008, consumers were far from delighted. Starbucks eliminated it from their menu only a year later.

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Tazo Tea Berry Infusion

What do you get when you mix Tazo tea and a latte? A Tazo Tea Berry Berry Infusion. Starbucks dipped its toes into the juice market, creating this unlikely combination by taking Tazo black chai tea and lightly steaming it with fruit juicesConsidering that juicing is quite popular these days, maybe they should give this drink another go. 

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