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Outrage Grows Over Some Coffee Shops' Non-Dairy Milk Surcharges

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Whether they are vegan, lactose intolerant, or just a fan of the taste, more people are now opting for non-dairy milk at coffee shops. NBC News’ Vicky Nguyen reports on the increased outrage over extra charges for milk alternatives.
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  2. So the milk u want on your coffee is more expensive but u don't want to pay more for the coffee?!

  3. These people are idiots. All they are doing is making it harder for the average person to make a living. If you really have a problem with this go to the HQ of Starbucks. These poor workers have 0 say in their prices and policy.

  4. Nobody is forcing you to drink Starbucks, make your own plain black coffee. It's better for the environment and your health. These people are crazy.

  5. It's story's like this that reinforce the very real fact that NBC is committed to bringing you meaningless garbage.

  6. If the soy milk cost the store more they pass it on. If it cost the same then you have a point.
    These people do not have a leg to stand on. If they had to drink Gold instead of milk you think it might cost more? I like the taste of dairy milk best but my stomach handles lactose free better. I have to pay more at the grocery and understand why. Why do they expect a restaurant to charge the same for an item that cost them 50 percent more? Makes no sense.

  7. I remember when Starbucks didn't have anything sugar-free, gluten-free, or dairy-free… so I'd make my own coffee at home with stevia and almond milk, and make my own gluten-free, sugar-free scones to enjoy with it. Simple as that. Also, the fact that they've somehow turned this into some "anti-vegan" issue is silly. A lot of people are unable to consume dairy milk for many reasons, and few of them are vegan.

  8. I am Vegan, lactose intolerant. I don't mind the surcharge but unreasonable surcharge peeves me off. When I know they are surcharging me the cost to buy my own soy milk, I have had this happen to me before.
    For example, in my town in Australia it costs $3.50 for 1L of soy milk, they charged me $2 for to put soy milk in my tea, how does that make sense!?
    Mostly I get charged 50c to $1 which I do not mind.

  9. Dairy subsidies from US govt while the entire industry destroys our planet. Don't worry, plant-based milk will be the norm at some point and in order to remain competitive, prices will go down. Except for almond milk. Because of climate change, almonds are going to be in danger of extinction.

  10. There are plenty of other places to get coffee. I’m a Union member and I find this incredibly offensive.

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