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The Starbucks menu you don’t see

We’ve all been there; you stand in line at Starbucks, trying to decide what type of drink you want while internally panicking as you inch closer and closer toward the eager barista. You are tempted to try something new, but ultimately order the same old coffee drink that you always get.

But maybe you order the same old coffee drink because what you truly want just isn’t a menu option.

Welcome to the unofficial Starbucks secret menu, where you can order drinks such as the Stormtrooper Frappuccino or the Ariana Grande Frappuccino.

Not knowing what to order can now be a thing of the past thanks to Not feeling a Frappuccino? Try a Sweetart Refresher. It’s the delicious Sweetart candy in sparkling juice form, the perfect pick-me-up after a long class.

Evan Smith, a Starbucks employee of six years, said that the Starbucks baristas are not trained to make drinks from the secret menu, so they might not come out exactly how customers imagine them to be. Smith said the popular “secret” drink, the Cotton Candy Frappuccino, became such a popular secret item that Starbucks decided to add it to the menu as a permanent option.

He also gave some advice for future customers who plan to recreate a secret menu drink.

“As employees, we aren’t allowed to call drinks with titles like ‘Captain Crunch’ and ‘Snickers’ because they are trademarks and Starbucks can be sued. So when you order a drink, just tell us the ingredients instead of the name.”

So don’t be caught in the classic Starbucks rut and next time you’re having trouble deciding what to order, try something new from

The closest Starbucks location to Palomar campus is located at 126 Knoll Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069. The hours are 4:30 a.m to 10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4:30 a.m to 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

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