Starbucks Liqueurs going kosher
According to a press release issued today, Starbucks coffee liqueurs will soon feature OU certification:
Those who love their Starbucks coffee, which is under the kosher supervision of the Orthodox Union, are certain to be delighted by the mid-summer announcement of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. — the fourth largest spirits company in the world and a unit of Fortune Brands — that Starbucks Coffee Liqueur and Starbucks Cream Liqueur products now also display the famed symbol.
A 750ml bottle of Starbucks Coffee or Cream Liqueur has a suggested retail price of $22.99, which varies by market. These products are also available in 1L, 375ml and 50ml bottles. For signature recipes and additional information, visit www.starbucksliqueurs.com.
This is welcome news. I never thought the kosher coffee liqueurs previously available really stood up to traditional Kahlua, and this US News article from March of last year suggests that tasters actually prefer Starbucks Liqueur to Kahlua in white russians. Time to plan another Big Lebowski party!
UPDATE: The coffee liqueur is OU pareve, and the cream liqueur is OU dairy.