Starbucks New Green Coffee -- Destined for Beverage Hall of Shame?

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starbucks refreshers Starbucks is almost ready to release its newest coffee drink, the "Refresher." And this time you won't even recognize it as coffee.

The Refresher is made from unroasted coffee beans ground into a "flavor neutral" powder (yummy!) and mixed with other ingredients to make Cool Lime and Berry Hibiscus flavors. The drinks are high in Vitamin C and have only 15 milligrams of caffeine ... which begs the question, why not just make limeade and hibiscus berry tea?

I don't know about you, but I smell a new entrant into the Beverage Hall of Shame. Keep reading to see what other terrible drink ideas the Refresher may soon join.

 

 

mazagranStarbucks already has a star in the Beverage Hall of Shame. Back in the mid '90s they hooked up with Pepsi to make the Mazagran Italian Sparkling Coffee. They added spices to the formula to make it extra weird and surprise! It failed. Fortunately Starbucks dropped the soda and moved on to their bottled Frappucchinos.

 

 

 

 

 

tru bloodCapitalizing on our current hot romance with vampires, Tru Blood Beverage brings you the taste of blood oranges and "appears stormy and mysterious when poured into a glass." Really? We're going to suck on a bottle while watching the HBO series and pretend we're vampires? Whatever, just hand me some plastic vampire teeth instead -- or better yet, a glass of cabernet.

 

 

 

 

jones tofurkey gravyJones Tofurkey and Gravy Soda: honestly, I don't even know what to say. Quick show of hands, who thinks this is a good idea? This looks even yuckier than their bacon and their pizza-flavored sodas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

new cokeFinally, I know they hate it every time we bring it up, but let's all pause for a moment in memory of the worst beverage idea ever: New Coke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What else belongs in the Beverage Hall of Shame?

 

Images via Starbucks, ebay, Tru Blood, Jones Soda, Coca-Cola.

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RanaA... RanaAurora

I don't quite see the issue with the TruBlood.  Blood Orange is tasty, and it's just a fun novelty drink, especially for Halloween.


The rest?  Icky.

Peajewel Peajewel

New Coke, that really was the worst idea ever!  I am also not liking the Jones soda flavors.  I do love blood oranges but I think the idea of the drink is just silly, but I am also not a vampire fan. 


I think the worst I ever had was last Halloween I bought candy corn soda just for a party we were having and it was quite yucky!

maine... mainemusicmaker

My stomach is still rolling from these "hall of shame" entrants......ewww.

Carey... Carey2006

Jolt! Cola

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