Starbucks has so many syrups to choose from! If you wanted, you can create a unique drink almost every time you go to your local Starbucks and never get bored.
But what are all these syrups Starbucks uses? This is what we found…
What Syrups Are Used At Starbucks?
Starbucks use a wide range of syrups to make their artisan drinks, but you’ll have to search hard for an accurate syrup list. This is because the fan-published lists of Starbucks syrups are all different: they change over time and according to the syrups available in each region.
It also doesn’t help that Starbucks themselves don’t publish a comprehensive list of syrups. Sure, you’ll see them on the website, but only as a part of the “recipe” used for each individual drink.
Starbucks enthusiasts say that the syrup list is simply too long to be able to display instore anyway, and it would need updating from day to day anyway.
What Brand Of Syrups Does Starbucks Use?
Starbucks have their own brand of syrups – but these syrups are made by Fontana. Who is Fontana? Well, Fontana is a Nestle Professional brand, and apparently, these syrups are the secret behind Starbucks popular drink blends.
Note that Starbucks use both syrups and sauces, and both are made by Fontana. Syrups and sauces are used by Starbucks to add flavour, texture, sweetness, and complexity to their beverages.
The difference between them is that syrups are used for “base builds” because they cloud attractively at the bottom of the glass before drifting slowly upwards. Sauces, however, clump in cold drinks, and don’t flow.
Sauces are thicker and less “runny” and so are used more of an accompaniment and decoration (such as a drizzle) for the drink.
What Are Some Of The Syrups And Sauces At Starbucks?
The most popular and most requested syrups and sauces are used in hot, cold, and iced drinks because they are versatile, colourful, and taste great. They are all doled out in “pumps” according of the recipe of the drink.
The Starbucks sauce and syrup range has expanded over the years to include sugar free options, although fans say that most of these have been discontinued.
Also note that any of the syrups can be discontinued at any time (if there’s no demand for them), such as the Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce Syrup. Also, new seasonal syrups will be added across the year to coincide with holidays and celebrations, such as the Pumpkin Spice.
Many of the sauces and syrups can be used for cooking, and many you can purchase for use at home. Some of the most popular syrups and sauces include:
- Vanilla Syrup
- Cane Sugar Syrup
- Classic Syrup
- Mocha Sauce
- White Chocolate Mocha Sauce
- Caramel Sauce
- Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
- Hazelnut Syrup
- Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
- Peppermint Syrup
- Toffee Nut Syrup
- Raspberry Syrup
- Dark Caramel Sauce
- Funnel Cake Syrup
Starbucks use these syrups and sauces in a range of combinations, and you can customize your drinks yourself through the online ordering system and/or the Starbucks Ap.
How Can I Choose Syrups At Starbucks Online?
The menu is really easy to use. Head to the drinks menus, and say you want a Frappuccino Blended Beverage, click on that icon, and you should see the range of available options.
Say your choice today is the Caramel Frappuccino® Blended Beverage, then click on that, and you’ll be able to view the size options, the customizations, and right down the bottom of the page, the full nutrition and ingredients list.
It’s the customizations that we’re looking at right now. This is where you can alter your drink to how you’d prefer it. You can change the milk, the espresso, the blended options, the flavours (these are the sauces and syrups), the toppings, and the sugar content.
A grande size (16 fluid ounces) Caramel Frappuccino is made with 3 pumps of caramel syrup. But if you click on ‘edit’, you’ll be presented with a list of alternative sauces and syrups. So, you can replace the caramel with something else, or you can intensify your drink with more caramel – or simply add another flavour to the caramel.
Starbucks fans warn that adding too much syrup (or too many) will ruin your drink. And Starbucks baristas plead with customers not to request drinks that are too complicated to work.
These drinks are handcrafted; in other words they are ‘built’ rather than poured, and complex requests take up barista time and attention – hard to deliver in a busy store, especially when staff are in short supply.
Does Starbucks Sell Their Syrups In Store?
Starbucks do sell their syrups instore – but you need to contact the store you plan to visit and check that they supply the flavours you want.
This is because Starbucks don’t sell all of their syrups anyway, for example, the specialty and seasonal syrups are not available at all. And while they are willing to part with the more regular flavours, they won’t do this if their own supplies are low.
They also won’t sell their own stock if there are supply and/or shipping issues looming at the time.
However, there’s no need to go without your favourite Starbucks syrups at home because there are plenty of other places you can purchase them.
Where Can You Buy Starbucks Syrups?
Starbucks syrups (which are made by Fontana) are available through the Starbucks website and also through Amazon, where you’ll find a range of Starbucks products.
Other places you’ll find the Fontana syrups include:
- Point Products USA
- Anytime Coffee
- Officesales USA
You’ll find the Fontana syrups at many local supermarkets and department stores as well, and if you Google where can I purchase Starbucks syrups, you’ll get even more locations to try.
The Starbucks range of hand crafted drinks have become so popular that many fans now want to make them at home.
To do this, you need to round up all the ingredients, with the syrups and sauces being the most important.
Fortunately, it’s easy to search them up and purchase many of the Starbucks syrups and sauces online.