Starbucks sued for skimping on sips


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Would you like some coffee with your ice?

Everyone knows that whether you are buying a bag of chips from the cafeteria or an iced drink from Starbucks, the container is most likely not going to be completely filled.

However, Chicago resident Stacy Pincus has taken this popular complaint to a whole new level.

On Wed. April 27, she filed a class action suit against the major coffee company claiming that Starbucks “unlawfully under-fills iced coffee, iced tea, and iced-blended specialty drinks.”

Sophomore Kiri Wang said, “I don’t want to pay expensive prices for cups that are half filled with ice…ice that I can get from my own fridge. If I pay that much money I am expecting a high quality product.”

The lawsuit claims that customers receive “nearly half as many fluid ounces” as are advertised and demands that Starbucks “stop deceiving their customers.”

However, Starbucks spokesperson Jaime Riley said in a statement to ABC News: “Our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any ‘iced’ beverage.

“If a customer is not satisfied with their beverage preparation, we will gladly remake it.”

So next time you stop at Starbucks, ask yourself whether your drink makes you feel fulfilled.