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Starbucks Is Changing To Nugget Ice And People Are Freaking Out

I think we can all pretty much agree that the best ice for all things soda is that little nugget ice — think Sonic or Chick-fil-A Ice.

Well, Starbucks is rumored to be changing its ice — currently small cubes — and people have thoughts.

Yep, Starbucks has allegedly decided to jump on the nugget-ice train, but I’m not sure that’s such a good idea in the case of coffee-based drinks.

New special ice (we are 1 of 3 cafe stores testing the new ice). What do you guys think? It looks like the ice at sonic.

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Side Note: I confirmed the news with a couple local Starbucks employees, although they didn’t know exactly when the change was going to take place.

Nugget ice is definitely goals when it comes to most beverages on the daily. It makes your drink hella cold, and you can’t beat that crunch!

But, it also melts really fast.

When you pair that with hot coffee or espresso it can make for a really watered-down beverage.

Yeah, although I love nugget ice, I’m not sure how much Starbucks really thought this through.

Normally this ice IS IT!!!! But I worry that they will melt too fast in iced espresso drinks

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Maybe — like my opinion even matters, LOL!! — they could use the pellet ice for Refreshers and Tea, but stick with the normal cubed ice for coffee-based drinks and Frappuccinos.

I love that ice but it’s terrible for coffee.. melts fast and waters down the drink.

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What do you think? Are you so excited about this Starbucks change to nugget ice?