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Put down your can of coffee for a sec and find out if it’s included in this Starbucks recall. PepsiCo Inc. recalled some canned Starbucks drinks due to possible metal contamination. Over 220 cases of the recalled Starbucks coffee were sold at stores in seven states.

This is the second big Starbucks recall this year. In June 2022, Starbucks restaurants debuted a new Chicken, Maple, and Egg sandwich, only to immediately take it out of stores because of multiple reports of people getting sick.

What should you do if you have the recalled coffee? Can you get your money back? We answer all your important questions about the Starbucks recall:


Check your fridge and pantry for drinks in the Starbucks recall.

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Over 220 cases of the canned Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot energy beverages were involved in a voluntary recall initiated by bottler PepsiCo after they discovered possible contamination from metal fragments in the drinks. The recall started on Aug. 15 but was officially announced by the FDA on Sept. 8.

Each case has 12 cans of 15-ounce Starbucks beverages with a Best By date of March 20, 2023.

The affected drinks were distributed to stores in Arkansas, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas — not Starbucks cafe locations. There have been no reported illnesses or injuries due to the possible contamination.

If your Vanilla Triple Shot energy drink doesn’t fit this criteria, you can safely drink it.


If you have a recalled Starbucks drink, take it back to the store for a full refund.

If you have one of the recalled Starbucks Vanilla Espresso Triple Shot energy drinks, DON’T drink it. Throw it away or return it to the store for a full refund.

Since you’re already thinking about it, check out our ongoing product recall page to see if any of your other household products have been recalled.



Starbucks’ viral chicken sandwich was recalled after people reported getting sick in June.

Starbucks Chicken, Maple, Butter & Egg Breakfast Sandwich... recalled in 2022

This isn’t the first recall of 2022 with Starbucks’ name attached to it. On June 21, 2022, Starbucks entered the chicken sandwich wars with their Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg sandwich debut.

However, it didn’t last long because the sandwich quickly disappeared from the menu after viral reports of people getting sick from it spread across the internet.

On June 27, the company sent a memo to employees stopping the sandwich sale. There’s no word if or when the sandwich will return, but hopefully, this is the last of the Starbucks recalls for a while.

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