Jerky. Starbucks. Starbucks. Jerky. Yeah, personally I’m not really seeing the combo, but I’m also not in charge of developing new beverages at Starbucks – which might explain the existence of the Pepper Nitro with a Jerky Twist, a new Starbucks cold brew beverage that actually comes served with a stick of beef jerky. The drink is only available at the chain’s Seattle Roastery & Tasting Room, so I’ll let Starbucks’ R&D member Raegan Powell fill in some details, courtesy of Business Insider:
“With the first sip, you get a hint of the honey cold foam and the aroma of the pink ground peppercorn. The real surprise is the salty savoriness of the jerky garnish, an exciting complement to the smooth and sweet finish of the nitro cold brew experience.”
Yowzer. As of now, there are no plans for the Pepper Nitro with a Jerky Twist to get a wider roll-out in Starbucks locations worldwide, but who knows? Maybe the next trend in coffee will be jerky garnish. Stranger things have happened – I guess.