Say It Isn’t So!? Starbucks Has Discontinued a Fan Favorite Sugar-Free Syrup… And We’re Oh So Sad!

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Oh Starbucks, you’re breakin’ our sugar-free hearts! 💔

A couple of weeks ago, it was just a regular ol’ day here at Hip2Keto, however, when I hopped on to our Facebook group everything changed. 😮I saw that our awesome keto peeps had mentioned that Starbucks recently discontinued the Sugar-Free Cinnamon Dolce Syrup in their area. What? NOOOO! I quickly opened up my Starbucks app and breathed a sigh of relief, phew, it’s still there.

Sadly, it was too good to be true…

Starbucks Keto Horchata on table with starbucks cinnamon dolce syrup

Fast forward to a couple of weeks later, and the syrup had quietly disappeared from my app as well. I spoke to my friendly local Starbucks barista and she confirmed that the Sugar-Free Cinnamon Dulce Syrup has in fact been discontinued. So for now we are left with only the sugar-free vanilla syrup as an option.

I’m still recovering from them pulling the sugar-free hazelnut and now they go and do this. Man, I’m giving you major side-eye Starbucks. 🙄

This sadly means, our keto Horchata Starbucks drink hack will no longer work. 😭

There’s a silver lining to this cloud…

close up of starbucks peaches and cream iced drink order

The good news is, there are still 13 awesome drinks that can be hacked to be dirty-keto-friendly at Starbucks including my favorite keto Peaches & Cream drink! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Starbucks has some new sugar-free offerings coming down the pipeline.

Grab the next best thing…


starbucks cinnamon dolce syrup

If you really don’t want to miss out on this flavor, you can order a one-liter bottle of Starbucks Sugar-Free Cinnamon Dolce Syrup on Amazon for $44.95… that’s too rich for my blood but you do you! *Please note –  this item is currently out of stock, but will hopefully be back soon!

Amazon also sells a 25.4oz bottle of Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sugar-Free Syrup for around $12. Or you can do like I do and grab a bottle or two the next time you’re at TJ Maxx.

man with drink with no starbucks cinnamon dolce syrup

I’m really not sure what Starbucks is thinking with most restaurants stepping up their sugar-free and low carb offerings, yet they seem to be rolling back.

Come on Starbucks, get with the program please!

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Comments 16

  1. Jess

    So.. I’ve been wondering this for a little while:
    Does Stetson try to stay in nutritional ketosis or no?
    No judgement at all; people should eat what ever they want or feel is appropriate for themselves!
    I just ask because one, I am just curious/nosy. 🙂 I see him taste testing a lot of different things that would knock me out of ketosis over on Hip2save. That makes me wonder if he is the equal opportunity male opinion for the team.
    I also ask just to know how to weigh his feed back. If a person not primarily in ketosis says the keto brownies taste just like sugar brownies, they would probably be too sweet for me, but might be a good thing to try when non-keto extended family come to dinner.
    Hope that makes sense. If the answer is, “none of your business,” no problem. 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Jess! Stetson tries to eat keto when he can, but the nature of his job isn’t super conducive for that. However, we love when we can have a non-strict or straight up non-keto eater try out all the keto finds we come across for a true taste test. We never want someone to feel like they have to settle for a treat that is only “good enough for keto” and rather have it taste good enough for anyone, keto or not! With that, everyone’s tastebuds are different, and even within our own team some members prefer highly sweet products while some prefer little to no sweetener at all. It’s all a matter of preference, but I hope our reviews from Stetson and other team members help you gauge which keto foods are worth trying!

  2. Jess

    Exactly! Thanks. The info does help me interpret how I also may or may not like something mentioned on this site. Have a good day. 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Good! You’re SO welcome! Hope you have a wonderful day too! 🤗

  3. Junebug

    You know I JUST found the Horchata hack. Had it once and fell in love. Now I’ll have to jerry-rig my own at home.

  4. Lori

    So is it true that for those of us (I.e. persons with diabetes) ordering S/F shots @ Starbucks, we are only left with S/F VANILLA?? WHY?? Thanks 🙏😘

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I know! I feel the same as you! It’s sad. We only have the SF vanilla left.

    • BR

      And s-f vanilla is sweetened with maltodextrin, which has the same carb count as table sugar.

    • Sherry Morgan

      I am right there with you. I had stopped getting Starbucks. I don’t do vanilla. can’t stand it. cinnamon delche was the only one I could drink. But hey.. it says me about 3500 a year.

  5. KayleighW

    I stopped using Starbucks sugar free syrups a long time ago. From what I saw of the nutrition labels, they still had carbs, I think 1g net carbs? Anyway, I’ve been using Jordan’s Skinny Syrups instead and I LOVE them! So many flavors and I prefer them over Torani. I usually always have some with me and just add my own to Starbucks!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh perfect! Thanks for letting us know what has been working for you!

  6. tiffany

    I, too am very disappointed. As an ER nurse theres nothing that motivated me more for a 12 hour shift in the pit than my iced americano with SF cinnamon dolce! I was a daily Starbucks kind of gal but I have not returned since I have not been able to order my go-to drink! I found a petition that I will post below. Hopefully we can cause enough of an uproar to realize that limiting drink options to those of us who want sugar-free options is a pretty contriversial issue. Not even just to those with a dietary preference (like myself), but people with health-related diets that do not allow them to consume sugary things like diabetics, individuals with gastrointestinal complications, etc. It is a shame that Starbucks is limiting hundreds of thousands of people to Vanilla as their only option when there are TEN other flavors that offer, none of which being sugar free. Please join me and sign the petition! The more of us there are that speak up, the more likely that our voices will be heard. We are glaring at you, Starbucks!!

  7. Gina

    yes, I think its really unfair that they did this–I even complained to corporate but didnt hear anything back. I hope that they make some changes. There was a rumor that they might bring back the cinnamon dolce drink back after the summer that I heard from a barista, however, not the SF option. I really hope the petition makes them reconsider.

  8. Peggy Hebert

    Shame on them! All they have is vanilla in sugar free. No reason to stop for coffee there anymore. Time to shop around for some sugar free flavors. 🤔

  9. Corie

    I don’t use either. I get an iced americano. Extra heaving whipping cream. 4 Splenda. Extra shot of expresso. It’s delicious.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sounds yummy, Corie! Thanks for sharing your favorite order!

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