Starbucks has discontinued a tasty and healthy option, which may disappoint health-conscious customers.
We're talking about fresh yellow bananas, not Berry Trio Parfait or Rolled & Steel-Cut Oatmeal.
You used to find the fruit near the pastry case or cash register and buy one of these potassium-rich treats for $1 or $1.50.
Due to Starbucks' silence, you may not have noticed that this item is no longer available. Starbucks no longer sells bananas, which is bad news for banana lovers.
Starbucks confirmed to The Takeout that it discontinued frozen and fresh bananas in May 2022. The same representative said Starbucks removed bananas "after evaluating the menu."
The company likely found that the fruit wasn't popular. Two years ago, a Starbucks employee on Reddit said, "We get 24, sell 1 or 2, throw out the rest when they get gross, and then repeat."
Starbucks may have discontinued bananas before 2022. Reddit user said they hadn't seen a banana at Starbucks in years.
Another worker said, "I stopped ordering bananas a long time ago due to poor sales and fruit fly issues."
You'll find bananas missing from Starbucks' website. The Peter Rabbit Organics Strawberry Banana is one of many banana-related products in the "Sweets & Snacks" section.
It "contains USDA organic banana-strawberry puree with a hint of lemon juice." and comes in a packet with a cute bunny on the front.
Serving 80 calories, 17 grams of sugar, and no fat in "convenient, squeezable, resealable pouches," the item is "perfect for busy moms on the go."