Starbucks adds plant-based, non-dairy drinks to permanent menu
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Starbucks has begun the new decade by adding a pair of new plant-based milk alternative coffee drinks to its lineup. 

In a Tuesday blog post, the coffee giant said that customers can now buy the Almondmilk Honey Flat White and Coconutmilk Latte. The duo will be mainstays in the U.S. and Canada.

The Oatmilk Honey Latte was also introduced in 1,300 stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Oatmilk  had been in European stores since the beginning of 2018 and certain Starbucks Reserve locations since March 2019. 

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“Customers are looking for more ways to personalize their beverages,” product developer Raegan Powell said in the post. “We love how the nuanced flavor you get with plant-based milks pairs with espresso, either hot or iced. It’s a new way to start your new year.”

Starbucks began offering its first plant-based milk alternative in 1997, with the introduction of soy milk to its menu. Coconut milk was added in 2015 and almond milk was introduced the following year.