Posts Tagged ‘Cold Buster’


Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Those unfamiliar with Starbucks‘ “secret menu” (you know, the one that only true Staristas know about) will be thrilled learned that the cat is now out of the bag.  The coffee chain’s cult-favorite “Medicine Ball” (or “Cold Buster”) will soon be available to everyone, thanks to a couple of canny Instagram posts gone-viral.  According to Fortune, the coveted beverage, which is believed to be a powerful combination of Jade Citrus Mint Tea, Peach Tranquility Tea, hot water, steamed lemonade, and finished with a little honey (and an optional pump of peppermint), was first brought to management’s attention in a grassroots-kind-of-way.  One store manager reported to the Starbucks’ internal messaging system that it was receiving more than twenty orders of the secret-recipe per day.  Shortly thereafter, nearly forty other store managers noted a similar appetite for the mysterious concoction from its customers.  At last week’s shareholder’s meeting, Starbucks president and COO, Kevin Johnson, announced that the Medicine Ball would officially join its roster, standardizing its recipe and allowing for a more consistent customer experience.  But is it really the cure-all reported on social media?  The verdict is still out …