For people who don’t want or can’t consume dairy, soy milk is a convenient alternative that has also been adopted at Starbucks.

If you want to order from Starbucks with soy milk but want to know if it is sweetened or not, read this article to find out!

Is Starbucks soy milk sweet in 2024?

Starbucks soy milk is sweetened and is one of the few sweet options available in its cafes as of 2024. Starbucks soy milk contains vanilla flavors and added sweeteners. Soy milk contains the highest amount of sugar of all plant-based dairy alternatives at Starbucks, including almond, oat, and coconut milk.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about soy milk at Starbucks, where it comes from, and more!

Does Starbucks soy milk contain sugar?

Yes, Starbucks soy milk contains sugar, both that which is naturally present in all soy milk and that from sweeteners and flavorings added by the company.

Additionally, Starbucks’ soy milk contains 27 grams of sugar in a 16-ounce serving, which is the size of a Grande.

With that, it’s higher than any other plant-based dairy alternative available at Starbucks.

When it comes to the approximate sugar content across its menu, Starbucks’ soy milk has the most sugar of all its options and is tied to dairy products like whole milk and 2% milk.

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Does Starbucks use organic soy milk?

Starbucks uses organic soy milk to make its drinks. In fact, pro-organic food activist groups use Starbucks’ soy milk as a standard they would like other offerings to meet.

In 2014, an anti-GMO organization known as GMO Inside began pressuring Starbucks to treat its other milk options like the company did its organic soy alternative.

Starbucks Soy Milk Ingredients

Is Starbucks soy milk healthy?

According to most sources, Starbucks soy milk is the second least healthy option available in coffee, after whole milk.

Additionally, these sources compare the milk options available at Starbucks based on the amount of sugar and calories they contain in an equal-sized serving, and soy milk contains a large amount of both.

That said, to give you a clearer picture of these comparisons, here is the amount of sugar available in the milk options at Starbucks in a large caffe latte without flavored syrup or whipped cream:

  • Soy milk: 14 grams
  • Almond milk: 4 grams
  • Coconut milk: 9 grams
  • Oat milk: 11 grams
  • Half and half: 12 grams
  • Skimmed milk: 14 grams
  • 2% milk: 14 grams
  • Whole milk: 14 grams

As for calories, here are how many are in the same amount listed above:

  • Soy milk: 150 calories
  • Almond milk: 80 calories
  • Coconut milk: 110 calories
  • Skimmed milk: 100 calories
  • 2% milk: 150 calories
  • Whole milk: 180 calories
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According to this data, although Starbucks soy milk contains about the same amount of sugar as skim milk, it contains significantly more calories.

Where does Starbucks soy milk come from?

Multiple sources, including baristas, say Starbucks uses soy milk from Silk, a manufacturer that sells to the general public, meaning you can buy it in grocery stores.

According to reports, Starbucks uses Silk soy milk but with its own brand, so it’s not obvious.

Additionally, a Starbucks barista on Reddit said the company uses Silk Vanilla Soy Milk, which is how I established that the milk they use has vanilla flavoring.

Silk was founded in 1977 in Boulder, CO, and is a company that focuses on plant-based dairy alternatives, including oat, soy, coconut, and almond milk, as well as yogurts and creams.

Does Starbucks have unsweetened milk options?

Starbucks offers several unsweetened milk options, including almond milk and most dairy.

Starbucks serves Oatly’s oat milk, claiming its product is unsweetened, but that claim has been disputed recently.

Currently, soy and coconut milk are the sweet options at Starbucks.

To learn more, you can also read our articles on the cream used by Starbucks, sweetened Starbucks coconut milk, and sweetened Starbucks almond milk.

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