How to Buy Starbucks Syrups at Starbucks

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It can be tricky to get the authentic syrups that the baristas use at Starbucks to recreate your own drinks at home. Get tips and tricks on how to buy Starbucks syrups.

Starbucks syrups on shelves.
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1-Liter Starbucks Syrups

The syrups are how Starbucks sweetens and flavors their drinks like Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso (with brown sugar syrup), Vanilla Latte (vanilla syrup), and Peppermint Mocha (peppermint syrup and mocha sauce).

It’s possible to buy the authentic 1-liter Starbucks syrups at a Starbucks location. Starbucks does not sell the 1-liter syrups online.

There are also Starbucks branded syrups sold online (not in 1-liter bottles), but they’re not the real deal and they will taste slightly different than the Starbucks store syrups.

Starbucks brand vanilla syrup sold online.

How Much Do Starbucks Syrups Cost?

Syrups at Starbucks store are sold for about $25. (They raised the price on March 2024 from $12.95

Most Starbucks stores will give a complimentary pump if they have enough in stock.

Those same 1-liter syrup bottles are nearly $40 online on ebay or Amazon, being sold by unauthorized Starbucks sellers. Third-party sellers on eBay are known for marking up prices, so it’s best to either buy from Starbucks directly.

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Which Syrups Can I Get?

Vanilla syrup, Sugar-Free Vanilla syrup, Classic syrup, and Caramel syrup are the only syrups with bar codes and the only syrups that can be sold.

How to Buy 1-Liter Syrups at Starbucks

It’s a little tricky to buy Starbucks syrups at Starbucks since they’re not always available for sale.

Here’s what you need to know:

Ask a barista, nicely.

To purchase a syrup at a Starbucks location, ask a barista at the register if they have any extra syrups available for sale.

Only syrups with bar codes can be sold.

If a syrup doesn’t have a bar code, they most likely won’t be able to sell it to you. Seasonal syrups like peppermint and chestnut praline don’t have bar codes and cannot be sold.

Syrups can only be sold if they have extra in stock.

Starbucks syrups at Starbucks locations can only be purchased when they have extras available. Even if the syrups have a bar code, doesn’t mean you can buy them if they don’t have any extras to sell.

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Tips for Buying Starbucks Syrups at Starbucks

Vanilla syrup will be the easiest to buy.

You’ll have the best luck with vanilla syrup since it’s the most popular syrup and Starbucks stores usually have extras in stock.

Check several Starbucks locations.

Each Starbucks location has their own set of inventory so it’s best to check with each Starbucks to see what they have in stock.

You may have better luck in licensed Starbucks stores like inside Target.

People have reported success getting syrups at Starbucks stores inside licensed retailers like Target or Kroger. Some have been able to buy seasonal syrups at the end of each season at Starbucks locations inside Target.

Questions You May Have

What’s the difference between syrup and sauce?

They both sweeten and add flavor, but there’s a distinct difference between a Starbucks sauce and a Starbucks syrup. Sauces are thicker and typically contain dairy, such as nonfat milk (for example, the white chocolate mocha sauce). Syrups, are thinner and usually don’t contain dairy.

What are the ingredients in Starbucks vanilla syrup?

The ingredients are sugar, water, natural flavors, and preservative.

How many sugar-free syrups are at Starbucks?

Sugar-free vanilla syrup is the only sugar-free syrup at Starbucks.

Do I need to refrigerate Starbucks syrups?

No, Starbucks syrups do not need to be refrigerated and can be kept at room temperature. Starbucks recommends using them within four months of opening.

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