Starbucks goes beyond coffee with first juice bar

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sailordude wrote:

$8 for a 16 ounce drink? Is there any booze in it? If Obama wants to talk about a vibrant economy he should quote this story as proof!

Mar 20, 2012 7:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
freecheese wrote:

Anybody who would buy a cold cup of coffee with a scoop of ice cream in it — for five bucks would be stupid enough to pay seven bucks for juice.
Me, I’ll go to Wal Mart and buy a bottle of “designer” 40oz. V-8 for $2.75 and smile.
What a bunch of pussies !

Mar 20, 2012 7:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
raeekaf wrote:

Rip-off.

Mar 20, 2012 9:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mfm321 wrote:

You should be committed for paying $8 for a glass of juice!

Mar 20, 2012 10:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Adam_S wrote:

Sailordude is on it! $8 gimme a break.

I had a juicer in 2003 (before it was cool); juicing only really works if you cut out other parts of your diet…that pint of apple / carrot / orange / ginger is gonna run you 300+ calories, guys. AKA…about as many calories as in that coffee ‘drink’ you’re drinking.

Mar 20, 2012 11:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Flick77 wrote:

And all of that juice is almost completely sugar, sugar, sugar … drink the plain coffee, much healthier than any juice drink will ever be. We’ve become brain-washed sheep into thinking that liquid juice from fruits is healthy. Surprise. It’s not!

Mar 20, 2012 1:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WhatAcrock wrote:

This juice stuff *has* to be better than that swill they try to pass off as “coffee”.

Mar 20, 2012 1:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Shoeshineboy wrote:

Uh–$4.99 for a freakin’ juice? Apparently Starbucks’ stable of hip, cool, regular customers will be O.K. with this. I can barely bring myself to pay $1.95 for a grande black coffee, ususally as a “treat” once a week on Friday. Good luck with this, Starbucks. It’ll probably be a great success.

Mar 20, 2012 1:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
deckard1 wrote:

This could work for them if they can get the price down. Fresh juicing is very labor intensive, what with cleaning/prep of all the fresh produce and worse yet the juicing machines with half a dozen parts that constantly need cleaning.

Mar 20, 2012 1:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

A new frontier: America’s first $30 smoothie.

Mar 20, 2012 6:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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