Monday, March 7, 2011

Starbucks: Not The Best First Date Place Anymore

UPDATE: Chaviva has more info from the OU that makes this not so simple.

I'd heard about this issue from ASoG's uncle a week ago when he apparently received the cRc's statement earlier than it was anticipated, but he cautioned us not to necessarily act on the information at the time. But now it seems that the rumors were true.

Check out Chana's post and the official statement from the cRc regarding the kashrus of beverages at Starbucks.

Scary stuff.

Aside from all those first dates I took to Starbucks - including ASoG, and my own problematic consumption of hot beverages during those dates, this means we've lost (at least for now) one of the most, if not the most prevalent first/early date locations.

I knew I should have stuck with the Naked Juice.

Perhaps all is not lost. There may be a way we can still use Starbucks as a date location: Maybe Naked Juice or those fancy Artesian waters will become the new alternative beverage of choice. The price difference between a bottle of one of those versus a standard Star Bucks hot beverage is pretty negligible anyway.

What do you guys think?


  1. Solution: Dunkin Donuts. cheaper coffee, better flavor, and the majority of them in midtown have teudot that are reliable

  2. At the Agudah Convention 4 years ago, I heard the very same thing during a shiur. I'm happy they finally made it official.

    I live out of town, so the Dunkin Donuts here isn't kosher, but we do have a Va'ad certified alternative coffee shop, thank G-d.

  3. This makes me sad and horrified and angry. Sigh. Checking with my rabbi, who runs HKC kosher.

  4. Thanks for the heads up. My brother actually walked in the door and told us he heard this issue on a recently recorded shiur right when I was reading this post for the first time.


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