4. But then something happened that no previous amount of chocolate training could have prepared us for.
5. Starbucks introduced the Chantico, which was basically a six-ounce cup of liquified chocolate.
“Imagine drinking a melted truffle and you’re close to the Chantico chocolate experience,” Michelle Gass, Starbucks’ senior vice president of category management told CNN.
7. But then — without ever really giving it a chance — Starbucks yanked the Chantico from their menus in 2006.
Spokesperson Alan Hilowitz insisted that the decision wasn’t due to a lack of interest. “It was something that customers did like, but they wanted to be able to do something else with it,” he told USA Today. “We wanted to go back and give customers what they are looking for.”
8. In the years that have passed, it’s become known as one of Starbucks biggest flops.
10. Although we may be the voice of dissent, we are NOT ALONE!
11. There are ~potentially~ millions of us out there, who not only remember the Chantico, but would do practically anything to get it back.
13. It’s been almost a decade since we lasted tasted that liquid chocolatey goodness.
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