Starbucks South Korea Fizzio Sodas Come With Flavored Jellies, U.S. Jealous as Usual


Starbucks new Fizzio soda line hit U.S. locations earlier this summer, but while we’ve been fawning over fancy flavors like Spiced Root Beer, South Korea has been sipping on a more exotic assortment complete with flavored jellies.

Brand Eating describes the South Korea Fizzio Flavors in detail:

Lemon Ginger is described as “Real fruit juice and spices create a light, citrus flavor with notes of ginger and rosemary that go perfectly with rich mango jelly.”

Passion Tea Lemonade is described as “Refreshing bright citrus and floral notes and smooth hibiscus jelly provide a lively, balanced zing.”

Yogurt Citrus is mentioned in the following manner: “real yogurt with creamy mango jelly for a tangy and fresh flavor.”

South Korea’s Fizzio line up sounds significantly more gourmet than our gussied up American classics menu. If you’re really looking for a Starbucks shake up, you could try to convince your favorite barista to carbonate your favorite drink.

In the meantime, I’m just gonna sit here trying to figure out a way to ask my barista to blend a Spiced Root Beer Fizzio with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino for a spicy, bubbly, float. Mmmmmm, overpriced frapp float.

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Starbucks to Serve Made-to-Order Sodas, Including Ginger Ale and Chai Root Beer

Starbucks Soda

In preparation for the hottest months of the year, Starbucks announced plans to begin serving carbonated sodas this summer. The new drinks will be named Fizzio after the machine used to carbonate them. Each soda is made to order using natural ingredients that contain no preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors.

The new flavors on deck will be Golden Ginger Ale (ginger and citrus zest), Lemon Ale (lemon juices with apricot spice) and Spiced Root Beer (root beer with chai spices). It should be noted that it’s likely customers will also have the option of carbonating some of their other favorite Starbucks beverages using Fizzio.

The drinks were tested last year and priced at $2.45 for a 12-oz order and will be available at participating Starbucks locations.

H/T Brand Eating


Starbucks Testing Carbonation Options in Select Locations


Starbucks has always been known to let customers have it their way. Whether you’re ordering a simple tall coffee or something more complex like a grande double shot upside down iced caramel macchiato, your Starbucks barista just stands there with a smile, asks your for your name, and moves onto the next unnecessarily complicated request. Besides being able to substitute various milks and syrups the coffee chain has been allowing the carbonation of their drinks at certain locations.

The carbonation process involves a Sodastream-esque device that baristas have available to them behind the counter. Originally the chain was testing their “handcrafted sodas” such as Golden Ginger Ale, Spiced Root Beer and Lemon Ale in select Starbucks locations. As odd as it sounds, since soda testing began Starbucks lovers have been asking baristas to turn their favorite coffee and tea drinks into something lighter and more refreshing using the carbonation option. The only drinks that the company is having a hard time carbonating is their espresso and Frappuccino menu items.

Though it’s still in the testing stages for now we could very well see carbonation as a new ordering option available nationwide, assuming customers respond to these drinks positively. CEO Howard Schultz calls recent tests “very encouraging” which might explain why Starbucks has already made a move to trademark the name Fizzio in anticipation of moving forward carbonation plans, whether it be in the form of their sodas or continuing on with in-store drink modifications.

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