Forget Pumpkin Spice, These Are the Starbucks Items Customers Really Want Back

Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha

Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha by Calgary Reviews (CC BY)

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Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha
Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha by Calgary Reviews (CC BY)

Lost But Not Forgotten

While the media has been abuzz about the pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks devotees on Reddit have been waxing poetic about some of the chain’s discontinued items. Who could forget the Thanksgiving-themed turkey and stuffing sandwich, the sweet and savory salted caramel mocha, or the wide selection of diabetic-friendly sugar-free syrups? Superfans certainly haven’t. In this slideshow, we remember some of Starbucks’ greatest caffeinated concoctions, baked goods, and savory treats — and hope that they might return. Did we miss your favorite discontinued item? Tell us in the comments.

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Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino

S’mores Frappuccino

The s’mores frappuccino was as close as some city-dwellers got to camping — and they miss it dearly. Jokes aside, one Redditor said that it “tastes like camping,” and we can see why. With its marshmallow-infused whipped cream, graham cracker crumble, and milk chocolate sauce, this frappuccino really was like a liquified s’more.

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Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha

Salted Caramel Mocha

While caffeine-crazy coffee drinkers continue to drink pumpkin spice lattes like water, this fall favorite was discontinued. It started out like a classic mocha — with coffee, steamed milk, and mocha sauce — before baristas finished it off with goodies like toffee nut syrup, turbinado sugar, and salt.

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Starbucks Gingerbread Frappuccino

Gingerbread Frappuccino

Another cold weather favorite, the gingerbread frappuccino embodied the holiday spirit with flavors like nutmeg and ginger. “I've tried so many times to recreate that at home and haven't come close,” one Redditor wrote.

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Double Chocolate Loaf

The dense double chocolate loaf continually popped up on Reddit, which makes sense if you like to eat your chocolate with a side of chocolate. This discontinued cake was packed with chocolate chunks and iced with — you guessed it — chocolate frosting.

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Holiday Turkey and Stuffing Sandwich

Another crowd favorite, the holiday turkey and stuffing sandwich came up multiple times among Starbucks devotees, with one Redditor describing it as “Thanksgiving on a bun.”

turkey and havarti sandwich starbucks

Turkey and Havarti Sandwich

With multiple mentions from Starbucks fans, the turkey and Havarti sandwich is definitely one of the chain’s most popular discontinued items. One Redditor commended its rustic cuts of turkey. “The turkey Havarti sandwich was life … We had it good then and didn't know it,” another commenter added.

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Cool Lime Refresher

The cool lime refresher was a lime-flavored iced drink that Starbucks replaced with its mango dragonfruit flavor. But that hasn't stopped some fans from trying to recreate it at home.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar

Overshadowed by its pumpkin spice cousin, the pumpkin cheesecake bar was one of Starbucks’ underrated menu items. “YES! These were so good! Every time there is a post like this I feel like nobody ever mentions this one!” a Redditor wrote.

everything bantam bagel

Everything Bantam Bagels

Luckily, these plump, cream cheese-stuffed bagels weren’t a Starbucks exclusive, so you can still find them at select stores or on Bantam’s website. Nevertheless, Starbucks employees and customers alike lament their departure. “Oh my gosh, Bantam Bagels ARE LIFE!!! I forgot how much I loved them until you said it,” one Redditor commented.

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Sugar-Free Syrups

While not a particular menu item, multiple Redditors said that they missed having a wide variety of sugar-free syrups. One former Starbucks employee said that customers were “elated” when sugar-free offerings were introduced at their store. Today, Starbucks has just one sugar-free flavored syrup.