Starbucks Ingredients List – Updated!
June 2012 Update: After weeks of trying to get the below information re-confirmed by Starbucks (since the original ingredients list was posted in 2010), I finally got the below response:
Unfortunately, as our previous agent stated, they gave you all of the ingredient information for Frappuccinos that we currently have available.
While we understand that some customers would like to know the nutrition information for their specific customized beverage (without whipped cream and with soy), unfortunately we are unable to provide this level of detail for every beverage customization request.
I am not sure why they are now not willing to confirm the information that they previous DID send me, but I am tired of dealing with them. If anyone has more updated information please contact me…
Starbucks has gotten very vegan friendly over the last few years. Over the past year or so I’ve been reaching out to their PR department for a list of Frappuccino ingredients and updating the list as new drinks are added.
This week Starbucks added another surprise…a vegan bistro lunch box with noodles, peanuts, tofu and even some dark chocolate. Read all about it over at QuarryGirl.com
They’ve also added some new frapps recently: coconut, white chocolate, hazelnut, toffee… So here are some updates on the syrup/base ingredietns. Note: regular “bases” for the frapps are already confirmed dairy-free (except for the light version). The carmel drizzle on the carmel frapp is NOT vegan. Also please check out my new disclaimer at the end of this post. And, if you would like to thank Starbucks for adding vegan options, check out THIS post.
UPDATED MARCH 2012
Coconut: citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, potassium sorbate, sugar
White Chocolate: coconut oil, cocoa butter, condensed skim milk, monoglycerides, natural flavor, potassium sorbate, salt, sweetened condensed milk
* CONTAINS MILK
Raspberry: blue #1 color, caramel color, citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, red #40 color, sodium benzoate, sugar
Hazelnut: citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, potassium sorbate, sugar
Toffee Nut: citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, salt, sodium benzoate, sugar
UPDATES FROM WINTER 2010:
Caramel Brulee Latte – Contains Milk!
Caramel Brulee Sauce: Corn Syrup, Water, Sugar, Natural and Artificial Flavours, Nonfat Dry Milk, Salt, Mono- and Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Bicarbonate
Caramel Brulee Topping: Sugar, corn syrup, natural flavour, carmel colour
Peppermint Syrup: Sugar, Water, Natural Flavours, Preservative: Sodium Benzoate (E211), Citric Acid (E330)
Chocolate Curls: Sugar, Chocolate Mass (Processed with Alkali), Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract
Mocha Powder: Water, Sugar, Cocoa, Vanillin
Gingerbread Syrup: Sugar, Water, Natural and Artificial Flavours, Preservative: Sodium Benzoate (E211), Citric Acid (E330), Colour: Carmel (E150C)
UPDATES FROM Summer 2010:
Mocha Powder: Sugar, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Chocolate Liquor, Potassium Sorbate, Vanillin. Water is added to make the syrup.
Used to make the mocha frapp
Matcha Powder: Sugar, Green tea.
Used to make the green tea frapp
Java Chips: CONFECTIONERY COATING (SUGAR, PALM KERNEL AND PALM OILS, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, SOY LECITHIN [EMULSIFIER, E322], VANILLA, MILK), COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, 9%), COOKIE CRUMBS (UNBLEACHED UNENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR , SUGAR, PALM AND PALM KERNEL OIL, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, CHOCOLATE MASS, SALT SODIUM BICARBONATE [E500ii], SOY LECITHIN [EMULSIFIER, E322], NATURAL FLAVOR), CHOCOLATE MASS (2%), AND SALT.
* CONTAINS MILK
Used in the Java Chip Frapp
Vanilla Powder: Vanilla Bean Extract, Dextrose.
Used in the vanilla frapp
Coffee Frappuccino Syrup: Sugar, Water, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum (E415), Preservative: Potassium Sorbate (E202), Citric Acid (E330), Caramel Color (E150)
Used in the coffee frapp
Crème Frappuccino Flavored Syrup: Water, Sugar, Salt, Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum (E415), Preservative: Potassium Sorbate (E202), Citric Acid (E330).
Used in the creme flavor syrup frapps
Strawberry Syrup: STRAWBERRY PUREE, WATER, WHITE GRAPE JUICE CONCENTRATE, NATURAL FLAVOR, AND LYCOPENE COLOR (CONTAINS SOY).
Used in the Strawberry & Creme frapps
(update from Starbucks 5/12)
UPDATED 3/23 – Strawberry Frapps no longer vegan! Read why.
UPDATED 4/19, Starbucks announces they are removing the ingredient phasing cochineal from their products! Victory! Read about it here.
Light Coffee Frappuccino Syrup (US version): Water, sugar, Erythritol (E968), Natural Flavors, Salt, Carageenan (E407), Xanthan Gum (E415), Maltodextrin, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate (E202), Citric Acid (E330), Reb A, Color: Caramel (E150d, E150b)
Contains Milk & Gluten!
Light Coffee Frappuccino Syrup (Canada version): Water, Sugar, Natural Flavours, Salt, Carrageenan (E407), Xanthan Gun (E415), Maltodextrin, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate (E202), Citric Acid (E330), Sucralose (E955), Colour: Caramel (E150d, E150b).
Contains Milk & Gluten!
* Disclaimer: These ingredient lists were received in good faith from Starbucks. I have not independently verified them, nor am I making any claims about their nutritional value. If you have different information, please post here so this list can be corrected. And, yes, I know they have a lot of artificial ingredients. Am I still going to post about them? Yes. But I’m only sharing information here. I leave it up to you whether these fit into your own personal concept of “vegan.”
From Starbucks: By providing ingredient statements, Starbucks Coffee Company does not certify any products available in our stores as vegan and/or vegetarian. We encourage our customers to make a decision whether an ingredient statement alone is sufficient for their lifestyle. The ingredient statement does not capture processing aids or processes that may be deemed non-vegan/non-vegetarian. Our products are stored and sold in an environment where known non-vegetarian/non-vegan products are present. Please be aware that products may also be manufactured on shared equipment that processes non-vegetarian or non-vegan products.