Starbucks adds almond milk to menu after thousands of customer requests

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Starbucks "Almondmilk" will be available in stores nationwide by the end of September. (Starbucks newsroom)

Starbucks “Almondmilk” will be available in stores nationwide by the end of September. (Starbucks newsroom)

NEW YORK — Starbucks has finally solved one of its customers’ top complaint — adding almond milk to the menu.

The coffee chain announced Monday almond milk will start appearing on menus on Sept. 6. More than 96,000 requests have flooded “My Starbucks Idea” crowdsourcing page.

“Can we please get the 40 calorie Almond Milk. I keep asking for it but all I can get is Soy Milk which I believe is genetically modified. Isn’t almost all soy these days???????” a customer wrote on Aug. 9, 2011.

Starbucks Almondmilk will show up as an option in more than 4,6000 stores, first in stores in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. It will be available nationwide by the end of the month.

The beverage will be an additional 60 cents per drink.

Starbucks has also coined it “Almondmilk” to reflect the company’s own specific blend.

“It was designed so that when steamed, it creates a rich foam for hot beverages and is delicious and creamy when served in cold beverages,” Yoke Wong, manager on Starbucks beverage R&D team, said in a press release.

An eight-ounce serving of Almondmilk has three grams of sugar, as compared to 12 to 13 grams of sugar in 2 percent dairy milk.

Starbucks lovers seem pretty excited about the new addition too.

Soy milk was introduced to the menu in 2004 and coconut milk was added in February 2015.

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