Starbucks' controversial Oleato coffee brand stars olive oil. In February, the business introduced olive-oil-infused beverages, but many consumers were skeptical.
After their limited release last month, Americans are discovering that taste isn't everything.
One consumer tweeted last week: "Apparently @Starbucks feels I need help having diarrhoea with this #oleato #coffee.
Let us just add olive oil to my morning cup just in if it wasn't already shooting through me at light speed."
Regrettably, this customer's new coffee drink experience is common. A Twitter user called Oleato a "legit laxative" last week.
A Starbucks employee posted on Reddit that several coworkers "needed to use the restroom, if ya know what I mean" after trying the drinks.
Some find olive oil laxative. Olive oil and coffee may cause bowel movements.
Those with constipation may welcome this effect. Antioxidant-rich olive oil has "many favorable health consequences," according to research.
But if you don't want to hurry to the bathroom after drinking Starbucks' Oleato brand, you may want to change your coffee order.
Caffè lattes, cold brews, and iced mixed espressos with a teaspoon of Partanna extra virgin olive oil constitute the Oleato line.
Starbucks introduced the beverages in Italy in February and in Seattle and Los Angeles in March. Despite the digestive troubles, some customers like the drinks' taste, while others don't.
The new Cinnamon Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew, which arrived last month, was a winner in our taste test. Starbucks recently angered consumers by removing raspberry syrup.