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Starbucks Testing Coconut Milk as Non-Dairy Alternative

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To all the lactose intolerant folk who don’t dig soy milk in their Caramel Frappuccinos, a new non-dairy alternative may become available soon.

Reuters reported that Starbucks is testing coconut milk in certain stores across Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Oregon.

Starbucks has offered soy milk as an alternative since 1997, and it is even organic to help ease the minds of those concerned about GMOs, but this is the first time they’ve ever tried using coconut milk.

If you’re wondering where almond milk stands in all of this, Starbucks has stayed away from testing the nutty, non-dairy alternative because of customers with allergies.

The days of just accepting regular milk in your coffee are long gone, as consumers are more savvy to healthier alternatives. Although Starbucks offers organic soy milk, 93 percent of soy beans in the United States are non-organic and genetically modified according to Silk. There was even a campaign launched asking Starbucks to only use organic, no-GMO milk in its products. So Starbucks has felt the pressure to change before.

Starbucks hasn’t said how many stores will be offering the coconut milk, but it’s cool to know they’re trying this kind of stuff.

By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.

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