Starbucks is well-known for its coffee and tea, which the family’s four-legged members cannot consume. So, if you’re all going to Starbucks for a drink, you should know, Does Starbucks have pup cups (Puppuccino)?
Yes, Starbucks has pup cups aptly referred to as Puppuccino. A puppuccino is available upon request and is served in a small cup. It has no caffeine and is non-toxic to your dog. So your dog will not just sit and wait as you enjoy your drink. At Starbucks, for a number of years now, they can have their treat too. My dog is always delighted at the mention of Starbucks, she knows she will get a puppuccino, which she loves. Your dog can accompany you and get one, and it is absolutely free, especially if you are getting something for yourself. Although puppuccino is not on the menu, the baristas are always happy to make one on request for your dog waiting in the car or at home.
Yes, Starbucks still does pup cups. Puppuccino is not on the menu, but any barista knows how to make one. The company was reported to have commenced the process to trademark Puppuccino’s name. Once this is in place it can be included in the menu. You can then pre-order, using the Starbucks app, and have it delivered with your food. For now, you will need to order the pup cup at a physical store or drive-thru as you collect your meal. This still works for most people, as it presents an opportunity for a dog walk or ride. As we all know, pooches enjoy these too.
What is in a Starbucks pup cup?
A pup cup contains whipped cream. There’s no tea, coffee, or caffeine of any kind in the cup, just simple whipped cream. Some baristas may add pumps of vanilla syrup, but this is discretionary. Small size or sample cup is the norm, but again a staff member may decide to use a tall cup. Whipped cream is made of cream, mono-glycerides, diglycerides, and carrageenan. The mix has about 24g of fat, 6g of sugar, 8g of carbs 2g of protein, 20mg of sodium, and 80mg of cholesterol. It has between 120 to 240 calories. The fats, sugar, and calories go up if the vanilla syrup is added.
As we know, some food that is good for humans is not for dogs. This is not the case with whipped cream, which is generally safe for dogs. However, dogs, just like humans can be lactose intolerant. Signs that your dog’s tummy does not like dairy products include bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea. It is therefore suggested that instead of starting out with a whole pup cup, give doggo just a tablespoon of whipped cream from your drink( without the coffee!). Then observe for a day.
If nothing bad happens, it is safe to give an occasional pup cup as long as a well-balanced diet is kept up. Occasional is the word- just as too much-whipped cream is not good for you, it is also not good for your dog. Most dogs are food motivated and they can easily overeat it, so you need to be careful with your treats. It is said a dog should not exceed a whipped cream portion bigger than one of its paws per day. While this is just a suggestion, Starbucks recommends that dog owners consult with their vets on what treats are fit for their dogs.
How much is a pup cup at Starbucks?
A Starbucks pup cup will cost you nothing. It is however expected you will order a pup cup with your food, and not just walk to Starbucks for this freebie.
How do you order a pup cup on Starbucks app?
To order, ask the barista to make you a pup cup, or puppuccino for your dog with you, or at home. This has to be done at the counter or drive-thru window. This is one item that, unfortunately, you can’t order through your Starbucks app- yet. However, that might change soon if Starbucks succeeds in getting the term “Puppuccino” trademarked. This will make it possible to have it as a regular menu item if they choose to.
At the moment, you can not even have it delivered with your food or order ahead as these functions are app-enabled.
Starbucks is one of the coffee shops that have a dog-friendly treat available to their customers. However, one has to manage the amount of puppuccino a dog gets, as it offers no significant nutritional value and can be quite fattening. If your dog is not adversely affected by lactose, a puppuccino treat once in a while is something to look forward to.
Where do you get a pup cup?
You can get a pup cup for free at any Starbucks store countrywide.
Can puppies have Puppuccino?
Yes. Puppies can have puppuccino. It is non-toxic, and most dogs enjoy it.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
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