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‘Isn’t it illegal to display recipes like that?’: Starbucks worker shows how vanilla sweet cream is made in viral TikTok, sparking debate

'Y'all acting like ex-baristas haven't spread the recipe before lol.'


Brooke Sjoberg


Posted on Jan 7, 2022   Updated on Jan 7, 2022, 10:25 am CST

A Starbucks barista seemingly shared how to make the coffee chain’s infamous vanilla sweet cream cold foam, garnering over 180,000 views on TikTok.

The video is a repost, according to Anna (@annalovescoffee). She originally posted the video in August 2021, but the video only received 38,000 views on the platform at the time.

“When I posted this months ago and no one cared,” the barista wrote in a comment on the new upload.

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Other baristas commented that they were grateful the TikToker shares so many recipes on her account, as they didn’t necessarily remember all of them.

“Stop I was literally making Sweet Creams at work earlier and forgot the recipe so thank you,” one wrote.

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Others were concerned about Anna’s job security after sharing the recipe.

“Someone’s getting fired today,” one such commenter wrote.

“Isnt it illegal to display recipes like that?” another questioned.

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However, another commenter pointed out that Starbucks already has at-home recipes for several of its popular menu items available on its website.

“Starbucks has a smaller portion recipe on their site so stop coming for her,” one pointed out.

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Another commenter also pointed out that many other employees similarly shared the recipe. “Y’all acting like ex-baristas haven’t spread the recipe before lol,” they wrote.

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The Daily Dot has reached out to both Anna and Starbucks via email.

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*First Published: Jan 7, 2022, 8:21 am CST