You may need to be flexible the next time you go order your favorite coffee drink.
If you’re one of the many who’ve recently found out you can’t get your usual drink at Starbucks, it wasn’t just bad timing. The beloved national coffee chain has admitted that they are experiencing some ingredient shortages across the company.
According to Insider, 25 items -- including basics like sugar, hazelnut syrup, toffee nut syrup, chai tea bags, green iced tea, and even (gasp!) oat milk -- are in short supply, hampering devotees’ usual caffeine rush routine.
Fans have been posting on social media after not being able to get their usual order at the chain .
And one TikTok video showed a sandwich board outside a Starbucks with a long list of missing ingredients, including white mocha, chai, dark roast, apple juice, cinnamon dolce, and hazelnut.
In an email, a Starbucks spokesperson told Today that the company is "experiencing temporary supply shortages of some of our products… Specific items will vary by market and store, and some stores will experience outages of various items at the same time. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working quickly and closely with our supply chain vendors to restock items as soon as possible."
Starbucks also sent out a message via their mobile app saying there may be shortages at some stores. “Due to supply shortages, some of your favorites may be temporarily out of stock. Feel free to browse the menu for different options or ask your barista for a recommendation,” read the message.
Hey, that whole hacking thing that happened last month? A couple more pennies per gallon for gas, fine. But Starbucks’ cult can’t run without their java fuel!
Jittery coffee addicts being what they can be, one barista offered a sympathetic Twitter reminder.