Join Me In Asking Starbucks To Continue To Offer Free Soy Milk!
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Join Me In Asking Starbucks To Continue To Offer Free Soy Milk!

    1. Meggan Anderson
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      Meggan Anderson

      Beverly Hills, CA

The 'My Starbucks Rewards' Program at Starbucks has offered free soy milk since May of 2008. Starbucks currently stated in a recent newsletter that they will NO LONGER offer free soy milk as a part of their program starting October 16th.

Consumers are increasingly demanding soy milk as another alternative for cow's milk due to a number of reasons such as health benefits, taste factors, environmental impact of producing cow's milk, being vegan or lactose-intolerant, etc just to name a few.

All current Starbucks in the United States offer soy milk, in addition to 3 kinds of FREE cow's milk: whole, 2% and fat free. All three cow's milks are offered as a free cream at Starbucks locations, however, soy is not offered as a free milk for your beverage. You always have to stop a working barista and ask, "can I have a splash of soy please?" This slows down productivity for their workers.

A growing number of regular Starbucks costumers have signed up for the 'My Starbucks Rewards' Program stating that their main reason to originally singing up for the program was because of the free soy milk benefit.

Please join me is asking Starbucks to please CONTINUE to offer free soy milk to customers who are members of their 'My Starbucks Rewards' Program. I am also asking Starbucks to make available to all costumers Soy Milk as a FREE MILK offered for cream, in addition to their current free milks that are cow derived: Whole, 2% and Fat Free.

Thank you!

Meggan Anderson

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    • Julie Baker SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      To: Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO, Starbucks CorporationDear Mr. Schultz and Starbucks:As you are aware, Starbucks has recently received widespread attention for its recent switch to the use of cochineal extract (crushed beetles) as a red food coloring in your strawberry beverages. I would like you to know that that’s not the only objectionable ingredient in your drinks. Your drinks that are made with cow milk (as opposed to plant-based milks such as soy, rice, or almond) contain pus. What you may not know is that the dairy industry treats cows as if they were machines. Female cows are impregnated on a “rape rack,” have their babies taken from them (and usually slaughtered for veal), and their milk that was meant for their babies is taken for people. This cycle repeats until the cows are exhausted by this unnatural intensive process, at which point they are slaughtered. During the milking stages of their lives, the cows are milked several times a day by machines and the cows often develop mastitis, a painful udder infection. As the cows are milked, infected somatic cells (the type of cells that make pus) mix with the milk. In 2010, the USDA calculated an average of over 200,000 somatic cells in each milliliter of cow milk. Gross!So, not only do I have a problem with the cruelty and exploitation of the dairy industry, I also do not want pus in my coffee.I urge you to take action! In addition to offering vegan plant-based milks (such as soy, almond, rice, and coconut milk) in place of cow milk in all of Starbucks' milk-containing drinks, I also ask that Starbucks have said plant-based milks readily available, offer them without a price premium, and clearly mark that they are available on the menu at every location. Finally, to make sure customers know they can get their drinks without cow milk, I ask that Starbucks require baristas to ask customers what type of milk they want.Thank you!----------------Sincerely, Julie Baker

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    • Michelle Johnston JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm vegan and the cost of Soymilk at cafes is the sole determining factor when it comes to where I buy coffee! Even though I prefer the strength of Starbucks coffee, I'll often opt of Peets Coffee because their soy milk is on the condiment bar, which means that I don't have to deal with the unpleasantness of a barista when I need soy milk. Sometimes when I ask them for the soy, they're not very pleasant.

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    • Vincent Chov FAIRFIELD, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      I among thousands of other Starbucks customers, have remained loyal to Starbucks for years, spending thousands of dollars through our Gold rewards cards over the past few years. I, being lactose intolerant, constantly chose Starbucks coffee due to their competitive pricing for brewed coffee with soy milk. Without this benefit, Starbucks will be letting down their thousands of loyal customers, customers who will be more than willing to continue doing business with them provided they re-instate free soymilk for rewards customers. Please give us back our soy milk. You won't regret it.

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    • Michelle DeBuyser ROCHESTER, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      People who spend enough money to have use a Rewards Card deserve to have the full variety of *cream* options available, for free. It's not like customers are skimping on what they pay for their beverages.

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    • Bryan Masters BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Cow's milk is unhealthy and unnatural!

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