A quick Google search turned up nothing – yet something foul is afoot with soy lattes at Starbucks in Canada. The soy milk has changed. And if my hunch is correct, they’re now using the same garbage soy milk that they use in the US in Canadian stores (I was told this by the manager, but I’ve yet to confirm it).
What’s wrong with the US soy milk? It actually contains more than twice the amount of sugar as the “So Good” stuff that Canada was previous getting. For a grande soy latte, that’s 17g vs only 8g of sugar before. That’s wayyy to much by my standards. If this is in fact what’s going on then Starbucks has definitely lost this customer (I always chose other cafes when I can anyway, but it just so happens that Starbucks is the only thing close to my work).
I suppose it was inevitable, especially now amidst the financial meltdown, that Starbucks would try everything to maximize margins. So, lucky us Canadians, we now get the “made for Starbucks” soy that’s been making Americans fatter for years. Fantastic.