The 2 Drinks You Can't Order at Starbucks Right Now

The company confirmed they've paused production on these fan favorites.

Most of us know you should never mess with someone's morning coffee, but unfortunately, the universe seems to be doing just that. Over the last few weeks, many Starbucks customers have noticed their local stores are running out of fan favorites particularly often. One TikTok user even recently uploaded a video of a Starbucks' drive-thru sign indicating that the store was out of nearly 15 different menu items and ingredients. And it's likely you may be disappointed on your next Starbucks run, too. Read on to find out what you won't be able to order at Starbucks in the near future.

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Starbucks has temporarily paused production on two drinks.

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Several customers have taken to Twitter in the past week to complain about their stores being sold out of two drinks in particular: the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher and Peach Green Tea Lemonade.

According to Starbucks' official Twitter account, as on June 1, the company has paused the "production of the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher base and inclusions, Guava Juice, and Peach Juice to focus on higher demand offerings through July"—putting those two fan favorite drinks out of commission for at least the next month. While they may still be available at certain Starbucks locations that have leftover supplies, they likely won't last for long.

But Starbucks is reassuring customers that these drinks are not leaving the menu permanently.

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Many customers have expressed concern that Starbucks is removing some of their favorite drinks altogether, but the company has reassured them that this is not the case. "We don't plan on saying goodbye to the Peach Green Tea Lemonade," the company tweeted to one user on June 2. "It will be temporarily unavailable as we work to restock some of your other favorite beverages."

And in response to another Starbucks customer tweeting about the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher being discontinued, the company apologized for the confusion and said that the drink will be back in stores eventually. "We look forward to having the Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refreshers back on the menu in the future," the company tweeted on June 1.

Starbucks is facing shortages of its syrups and some food items, too.

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Even if you're not looking to order one of those two drinks during your next Starbucks run, you may be disappointed—many customers have reported their stores are out of various syrups like mocha and caramel and food items like croissants and cake pops. Starbucks responded to the outpouring of concern on Twitter, saying shortages are affecting some of its most popular items nationwide.

"We are experiencing temporary outages of some of our products and are working quickly to restock your favorites," the official Starbucks Twitter account replied to one user on June 3 when they asked why every store they went to was out of refreshers. In response to another customer on June 2, the company explained that "some stores are experiencing outages due to the overwhelming popularity on menu items, and constraints in the supply chain."

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Oat milk is also not back on Starbucks' menus yet.

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Starbucks only just added oat milk to its menu nationwide in March, but by April, the company was already experiencing a shortage of the milk alternative, CNN reported. At the time, a spokesperson for Starbucks told the outlet that some stores were experiencing a "temporary shortage of oat milk" due to high demand. But while the Starbucks spokesperson said that it would be back in stock "soon," it seems it's still missing in action two months later in some stores.

Customers have been complaining on Twitter about not being able to order oat milk from their Starbucks and noting it's not available to order via the app. Starbucks has said the alternative milk option will be available again eventually. "Oat milk will return to the menu once we restock in our U.S. stores," the company tweeted on June 3. Starbucks also told another Twitter user on May 31 that an update will be posted on its app when oat milk is officially available again.

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Kali Coleman
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