Starbucks have realised they probably shouldn’t be charging people extra if they want plant-based milk.
In an effort to end ‘dietary racism’, the coffee chain is removing the $0.70 charge added to orders customers who ask for oat, almond and soy milk.
Starbucks equality innovations director Blaine Stevenson said in a statement.
“Starbucks is taking the initiative to apologize for having perpetuated deeply rooted systemic inequalities in our pricing of plant-based milk, and we commit to offering a more equitable experience for the global majority, which suffers from lactose intolerance,”
“Placing the burden of non-dairy upcharges on our BIPOC customers has amounted to inadvertent dietary racism, and as a corporate leader it’s incumbent on us to make a switch for good.”
The charges will be removed from January 1, 2022.