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The Sneaky Way Starbucks Is Scamming You
People have been complaining about the business practices of Starbucks for years and some disgruntled folks have even gotten the courts involved. Truth be told, Starbucks probably is scamming you, but it's probably not that much worse than any other mega-corporation out there. How they're doing it, though, might surprise you.
"I ordered a grande iced coffee today and it was at least 2/3 ice. Felt like a rip-off when I was quickly done with it.", that's how one person blasted Starbucks on Reddit, and they're certainly not alone in that opinion either. People have taken an issue with the amount of ice that Starbucks puts in its iced beverages for years.
Social media is full of people complaining about and even poking fun at the coffee chain for loading their drinks down with ice to save money by giving the customer less of the beverage they're paying for. To combat this, you could try ordering your drink with "light ice" — but that doesn't mean you'll actually get light ice.
The issue has outraged so many customers that a class-action lawsuit was even filed against Starbucks over the matter. It was eventually dismissed with Judge Percy Anderson shooting down any merit in the lawsuit. "When a reasonable consumer [...] a portion of the drink will consist of ice," Anderson said.