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Starbucks Customers Are Posting Photos Of Their Matcha Pink Drink Fails

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Two weeks ago, Instagram food account @DailyFoodFeed posted a photo of an off-menu Starbucks drink — dubbed the ~Matcha Pink Drink~ — and people quickly went wild for it.

According to @DailyFoodFeed, the drink is made with "3 parts traditional Pink Drink (Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk) on top of 1 part matcha coconut milk on the rocks." It's an ombré, pastel-colored beauty that many claim tastes like sorbet.
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According to @DailyFoodFeed, the drink is made with "3 parts traditional Pink Drink (Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk) on top of 1 part matcha coconut milk on the rocks." It's an ombré, pastel-colored beauty that many claim tastes like sorbet.

It's a riff on another off-menu order — the Pink Drink — that went viral last summer.

But some people ordering the Matcha Pink Drink have been getting a beverage that doesn't quite look like the original photo:

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RIP strawberries.
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RIP strawberries.

In some photos, the matcha looks like it's taken over the drink...

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Or like the two parts of the beverage haven't been layered properly:

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In other photos, it looks like all of the above have combined to form... this:

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As one Instagrammer writes: "If you order the matcha pink drink, this is what it will actually look like. Also, a venti is $7.90 pre-tax."

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Another person guesses that baristas probably aren't super psyched about the drinks, either.

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Commenters on the original Instagram post, as well as the follow-up photo, have taken to voicing their criticisms:

As one barista writes, "The secret menu is literally the bane of my existence."
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As one barista writes, "The secret menu is literally the bane of my existence."

BuzzFeed Food reached out to Starbucks for comment and they had tips for ordering:

"If a customer would like to order a beverage that is not listed on our menu boards, we recommend they know the recipe so that their barista can handcraft the beverage perfectly for them," a Starbucks spokesperson told BuzzFeed Food. "For example, while we don’t offer an official Matcha Pink Drink, the green and pink layered beverage, if a customer would like to order this beverage, the easiest way is to ask for a Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk instead of water, and layer it over coconut milk and matcha."

So, if you'd still like to order the Matcha Pink Drink, be specific when you order — and please tip your barista.

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