Celebrity·Posted on 11 Mar 2019Ariana Grande's Starbucks Drink Isn't Vegan And People Are Seriously Confused"A LOT of people came to my store today thinking it was vegan."by Ellie BateBuzzFeed Staff You're probably aware that last week the ponytail queen herself, Ms Ariana Grande, announced she was collaborating with Starbucks on a new drink called the Cloud Macchiato. Twitter: @ArianaGrande The drink is basically an espresso shot and milk with fluffy foam on top, comes in caramel or cinnamon flavour, and is apparently pretty good! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com But while many people have enjoyed a Cloud Macchiato of their own over the last few days, others have been inspecting the ingredients list — and they aren't happy. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / giphy.com According to the Starbucks website, the Cloud Macchiato requires egg white powder to make the foam, and the syrup in the caramel version includes butter, heavy cream, and milk. Starbucks / starbucks.com In other words, it's very much not vegan. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / giphy.com That would be all well and good, but Ariana herself has professed to be vegan since 2013, when she tweeted she had "always kept meat minimal" but had officially decided to go 100% vegan. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com In an interview with the Mirror the following year, she explained: "I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-round happier person." She even encouraged fans to "try the soy version" when she announced the launch of the drink on Twitter. Twitter: @ArianaGrande A lot of people tweeted saying they assumed the Cloud Macchiato would be vegan — or at least would be customisable — seeing as she's been vocal about her veganism in the past. Jinna @JinnaOhara I thought Starbucks new drink since it’s being endorsed by Ariana Grande would be able to be made vegan since you know she IS vegan, but upon research it has egg white powder in. V sad 10:08 PM - 08 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite gaby @hcriana i thought ariana was a vegan so i was expecting the cloud drink to have a vegan option but i was BAMBOOZLED.... @ArianaGrande you will be handled. 02:53 AM - 06 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Even Starbucks employees have been tweeting, saying people are coming into their stores expecting the drink to be vegan if they request soy milk like Ariana suggested. 𝕘𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕒𝕟 is happy! @gaysvodka IF I HAVE ONE MORE /VEGAN/ CUSTOMER COME TO STARBUCKS AND ASK FOR A CLOUD MACCHIATO MADE WITH SOY EXPECTING IT TO BE VEGAN IM GOING TO SCREAM 08:47 PM - 07 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite "Ariana says she's vegan herself," one person tweeted. "A LOT of people came to my store today thinking it was vegan." 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔱𝔯𝔲𝔱𝔥 𝔦𝔰 𝔬𝔲𝔱 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔯𝔢 @thalassophilous Ariana says she's vegan herself. THAT'S the issue with her consuming and promoting a non-vegan drink. A LOT of people came to my store today thinking it was vegan. 11:45 PM - 06 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite But because the egg whites are necessary to create the Cloud's foam, it's literally impossible to make a vegan version of the drink, even if you choose a nondairy milk alternative. Rayyy @memerayo As a barista AT Starbucks, I think it’s really weird that Ariana Grande is the ambassador for the new drink. You literally cannot make it vegan, the key ingredient in cloud powder is egg whites to make it more like meringue 🤷♂️ 04:40 AM - 06 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite cait🍂 @sweetgrays was so excited to try ariana’s collab drinks w @Starbucks but they aren’t vegan or even dairy free :( what the HECK ari 02:48 PM - 06 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite junior🌜🍌🌻🧽🍜🧀🐱 @happyartemis so i cant have cloud cos it’s not vegan, i thought i could cause ari promotes its :( #cloudmacchiato 07:46 PM - 10 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite marcy @j5stinbieber why did ariana make a drink that cannot be made vegan when she is vegan herself wtf i wanted one 10:23 AM - 06 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Some people are saying Ariana shouldn't be advertising the drink in the first place, since she also promotes veganism. julie🤠 @JulieMello how is ariana grande promoting the new starbucks cloud macchiato when she’s vegan when the drink contains egg and dairy lmao 07:22 PM - 05 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Boomhauer🍻 @spidersockz Ariana: I’m vegan I love animals I could never think about eating another way! Also Ariana: *releases drink with egg whites w/ Starbucks* 07:31 PM - 05 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite rachel @14rachelwolff Isn't ariana grande vegan? Why is she promoting a drink with dairy? "Try the soy version"... hunny the caramel drizzle & cloud powder both have dairy in them... but go off sis make everyone pay the extra 60 cents for soy milk and boost Starbuck's sales 02:12 PM - 05 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite But some people defended Ariana, saying she probably wasn't consulted when it came to the ingredients that went into the drink. 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖗𝖑𝖎𝖊 🖤🏳️🌈 @lyrarabbit all i have to say abt this ariana not having a vegan starbucks drink despite her being vegan is........ shes definitely NOT in charge of what goes into the drink. she probably pitched her thoughts and what she wanted it to taste like and starbucks... 07:56 AM - 09 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖗𝖑𝖎𝖊 🖤🏳️🌈 @lyrarabbit ...took it into their own hands. im betting that the only way to get the "cloud" foam to be so light and fluffy was to add egg whites. im sure they tried other ways and it failed/wasnt as good. ariana isnt betraying her values by having egg whites in the drink. calm tf down. 08:00 AM - 09 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Another person said "limited options" are unfortunately just part of being vegan. 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 @makeupmyron if ur not vegan don’t complain ab ariana’s drink. if u are, unfortunately limited options are a constant. i was vegan, now vegetarian. i had to add dairy products to my diet for health reasons but i still love animals. 10:04 PM - 06 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite And some pointed out that it's unclear whether Ariana even considers herself vegan anymore, since she hasn't spoken about it publicly in a while. CHANEL N° 1 @cafedechanel Why are people getting mad at Ariana for having her name behind a not vegan Starbucks drink.....she hasn’t said she’s vegan in years she might not even be anymore lol. Also who cares she can’t control the world. 11:57 AM - 11 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite marlen 🦋 @holdmyariana why are people so obsessed with ariana either being vegan or not? people change, susan. 04:41 PM - 06 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite A representative for Ariana Grande has been contacted for comment.