"Consumers who make a habit of drinking the fancy coffee concoctions on offer in places like Starbucks would do well to become familiar with some of the unhealthy ingredients used by these establishments. Joan Salge Blake of Boston University says, 'So much is added to [coffee]--the cream, the sugar, the flavoring--that now what people are drinking is almost like a sweetened, creamy beverage with a coffee flavoring to it.'
According to the Food Babe (a blogger 'hot on the trail to investigate what's really in your food!'), Starbucks uses 'Monsanto Milk' (non-organic milk 'from farms where the cows are almost always fed a diet that consists primarily of GMO feed...that is laden with pesticides') or dairy-free 'milks' that are full of dubious additives such as carrageenan and guar gum. The Food Babe also reports that even 'taking the milk out of the equation, most of the drinks at Starbucks are still filled with a ton of sugar [including high fructose corn syrup], natural flavors, preservatives, thickeners, emulsifiers and other artificial additives.'" (WISE TRADITIONS WINTER 2018)