People flock to major chains like Starbucks because of one big factor: consistency. We come to rely on the fact that everything will be done the same way every time and count on corporate red tape and health code regulations to ensure that food safety is a priority.
And yet often we're totally betrayed by these big companies (here's looking at you, Chipotle). The latest culprits: Starbucks, Caffè Nero and Costa Coffee in the U.K., which were found to have fecal matter in their iced beverages. Of all things — fecal matter, really?!
The BBC tested 10 ice samples from each of the three coffee chains, which are the most popular ones in the U.K. Costa Coffee was the worst offender, with seven of the 10 samples containing the bacteria, while Starbucks and Caffè Nero both has three of 10 ice samples test positive.
Listen. I get that this was in a different country, but shouldn't a company like Starbucks have international health standards? How did this happen? And honestly, if it could happen in the U.K., it's probably happening somewhere in the U.S. too.