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Starbucks Is Now Charging $1 For Customizing Your Refresher With No Water

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Another day, another up-charge at Starbucks.

As if their drinks weren’t already astronomically expensive enough!

If you are a fan of the Starbucks Refreshers, listen up. This one’s for you.

They are insanely delish, fruit flavored, and — well — refreshing.

But, you might soon notice that your Refresher costs just a bit more each time you make a Starbucks run, and here’s why.

The standard recipe for a refresher is a juice base, green tea, water, and ice.

We’ve already told you that Starbucks is going to start charging if you ask for “no ice,” but now the fee up-charge just got a bit more crazy.

Starbucks customers have gotten wise, and found that the Refresher can really give you a punch in the face of flavor if you just don’t dilute the beverage with water.

Starbucks Will Start Charging Extra If You Ask For “No Water” In Your Refresher

In lieu of water, they simply get more of the juice base — making the flavor of the Refresher much more concentrated.

Up until now, this substitution didn’t cost you any more money than a normal Refresher. But, that’s all about to change.

Now, if you ask for your Refresher without water, you will notice that your drink costs $1 more.

No, this isn’t a mistake. This is a new charge that the baristas get to pass along to the customer.

Hey, don’t hate on the messenger, right?!?

This is all an attempt to crackdown on drink customizations, which admittedly, have gotten a bit out of control.

If you want your drink customized in any way, you are going to have to pay for it.

Just today, I was charged 50¢ by Starbucks to add a little bit of cinnamon sprinkles to the top of my Caramel Macchiato. *WTF Face Emoji*

It’s all about the money, sadly. It costs them more, so they are going to pass that cost on to you.

What do you think of the new Refresher up-charge? Is it par for the course, or a solid punch to your wallet?

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