In case it wasn’t clear before, it’s officially OK for Starbucks to carry on with its current ice-to-product ratio in its cold drinks.
A federal judge has dismissed a proposed class action a disgruntled Starbucks (SBUX) customer filed against the company in May. That lawsuit claimed that “Starbucks’ advertising practices are clearly meant to mislead customers when combined with the standard practice of filling a cold drink cup with far less liquid than the cup can hold.”
Putting it in Starbucks-centric terms, the lawsuit specified that when a Venti Cold Drink cup is filled up to the top black line “they are only pouring about 14 fluid ounces of Cold Drink into the cup, not 24 fluid ounces,” because of the excess amount of ice.
In dismissing the case, Judge Percy Anderson likened the plaintiff to a child: “If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonableRead More »from ‘Too much ice’ and other reasons people attacked America’s favorite brands