We love our iced coffee. It's a great beverage for a jolt of caffeine on a hot day.
However, when we order an iced coffee, we expect to get a cup filled with coffee and, well, ice.
Unfortunately, some lady in Illinois believes that she's not getting her money's worth at Starbucks when she orders an iced beverage because it's filled with too much ice.
According to NBC News, Stacy Pincus filed a $5 million class action lawsuit against Starbucks Corp., declaring that customers are given half of the amount of a drink due to the inclusion of so much ice.
The lawsuit states that the "word 'beverage' is defined as 'a drinkable liquid.' Ice is not a 'beverage' by definition. Accordingly, Starbucks actually gives the customer much less beverage in the cold drinks they order and pay for."
To be honest, we expect a good amount of ice in our iced coffee, so we're scratching our heads as to why this lady thinks she can profit off the fact that ice is required in an ICED coffee.
Has Starbucks been involved in some shady business practices? Sure.
Whether it's changing the rewards program to give out less free drinks to those who purchase inexpensive products, or being sued for underfilling hot beverages, or making their hot drinks too, well, hot, they've been accused of a bunch.
Do we think that Stacy Pincus deserves $5 million because some Starbucks might have given her a cube or two much ice? Abso-friggin-lutely not.
Ms. Pincus, get over it. If you don't like your $3 iced coffee, they'll remake it. Or better yet, simply ask for light ice or no ice in your beverage.
That's what we do to get the most out of our $3 drinks, then we put in our own ice when we want it super cold. Boom. Starbucks hack.
A Starbucks spokeswoman responded to the lawsuit stating, "Our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any 'iced' beverage."
Uh, yea, iced coffees tend to come with ice, Ms. Pincus. Get over it.[via NBC News] [Feature Image Courtesy Diary of a Fit Mommy]