Coffee shop Starbucks has been sued £3.4million for putting too much ice in drinks. No, seriously.
Over in the US, the chain has been taken to court by a woman claiming the company puts too much ice in its drinks.
Stacy Pincus filed the lawsuit against the drinks company stating that customers actually only get half of what they’re paying for in their drinks, because of the amount of ice.
Pincus is calling for action against the company… to the price of $5million (£3.42million), according to Courthouse News Service.
Court papers filed by the claimants in Illinois say: ‘A Starbucks customer who orders a Venti cold drink receives only 14 fluid ounces of that drink — just over half the advertised amount, and just over half the amount for which they are paying.’
They add: ‘In essence, Starbucks is advertising the size of its cold drink cups on its menu, rather than the amount of fluid a customer will receive when they purchase a cold drink – and deceiving its customers in the process.’
Starbucks said that ice is an essential part of iced drinks and they would remake a drink for an unhappy customer.
They told TMZ: ‘Our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any “iced” beverage.’
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