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Herbal Beverage Recalled For Undeclared Milk — Oh Yeah, And Viagra-Like Drugs

When a food product contains a major allergen like dairy, customers should be warned of that fact, and products can be recalled if they don’t disclose it. The same is true of products that pretend to be “supplements” but that actually contain generic versions of precsription drugs or their analogs. Those two issues have come together in a recall for an instant coffee-type product that contains milk and an analog to Viagra. [More]

Starbucks Instant Coffee To Invade Supermarkets, Airwaves

Starbucks Instant Coffee To Invade Supermarkets, Airwaves

We haven’t actually tried the Starbucks instant coffee “Via” but apparently someone has because they are expanding it into “tens of thousands of supermarkets, mass merchandisers and other outlets in coming weeks,” reports the WSJ.

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Starbucks Going National With Via Instant Coffee

Starbucks Going National With Via Instant Coffee

After 20 years of development work, and six months of test-marketing in Chicago and Seattle, Starbucks is taking its Via instant coffee national today. Will coffee snobs be willing to pay $1 a serving for a drink that Consumer Reports recently called “good, not great?”

Starbucks Instant Coffee To Debut In Seattle, Chicago

Starbucks Instant Coffee To Debut In Seattle, Chicago

Good news for those of you in Seattle and Chicago who just can’t wait to try Starbucks’ new instant coffee — you’re getting it first at $1 a packet. It’ll be available at Starbucks stores as well as Target and Costco starting in March.

Starbucks To Launch Instant Coffee

Starbucks To Launch Instant Coffee

Do you like instant coffee? Oh, so you’re the guy. Well, this is great news for you, dude. Starbucks has made a “breakthrough in soluble coffee,” and it will be bringing it to a cafe near you. The chain is expected to announce the product, called “Via”, next week.