Starbucks employee says picky order with THIRTEEN changes makes him ‘want to quit’ job

A Starbucks employee has ranted about how a very picky order consisting of thirteen modifications made him ‘wanna quit’ his job – and now other Starbucks baristas are saying it’s part of a bigger problem of Gen Z ordering trendy drinks they find on TikTok.

US-based barista Josie took to Twitter to vent his frustration over an incredibly complicated Venti Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino order, which a demanding customer named Edward had placed in Van Nuys, California on May 1.

A photo of the plastic cup shows that the customer requested 13 add-ons and changes to the drink, including extra caramel drizzle, seven pumps of caramel sauce, extra ice, extra cinnamon dolce topping, and heavy cream – all of which makes the standard drink take longer to make. 

The post has prompted other Starbucks employees to share similarly complex and torturous drink orders, with some complaining that trendy ‘TikTok drinks’ are to blame.

What’s more, they’re saying these drinks aren’t just a hassle for Starbucks employees to make, but that they also make lines move slower and contribute to longer wait times for other customers.  

A Starbucks employee has gone viral after venting about a very complicated Venti Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino that a picky customer named Edward ordered (pictured)

A Starbucks employee has gone viral after venting about a very complicated Venti Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino that a picky customer named Edward ordered (pictured)

A Starbucks employee has gone viral after venting about a very complicated Venti Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino that a picky customer named Edward ordered (pictured)

Josie (pictured) joked that the drink was so complicated that it nearly made him want to quit his job

Josie (pictured) joked that the drink was so complicated that it nearly made him want to quit his job

Josie (pictured) joked that the drink was so complicated that it nearly made him want to quit his job

‘On today’s episode of why I wanna quit my job,’ Josie tweeted, sharing a photo of the cup.

A traditional Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino is made with coffee, milk, ice and caramel syrup, which are blended and topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and a crunchy caramel-sugar topping.

But the customer, Edward, put in a mobile order with a long list of specifications, including five bananas, extra caramel drizzle, extra whipped cream, extra ice, extra cinnamon dolce topping, seven pumps additional dark caramel sauce, extra caramel crunch, one pump honey blend, extra salted brown butter, five pumps Frappuccino roast coffee, seven additional servings of Frappuccino chips, heavy cream, and double blended. 

‘Geez. That some high maintenance right there. I’m guessing Edward is single,’ wrote one commenter, while a second joked: ‘I knew it had to be an app order. No one would order that out loud making eye contact.’ 

Soon, other baristas across the globe were also shared screengrabs of orders from fussy customers they’ve also had the displeasure of having to deal with. 

One Starbucks barista shared a snap of a Green Tea Creme Frappuccino with 29 additional changes, writing: ‘This order comes in every other week.’ 

The tweet soon prompted other baristas to share their own nightmare orders

The tweet soon prompted other baristas to share their own nightmare orders

The tweet soon prompted other baristas to share their own nightmare orders 

One woman, from California, shared an image a drink with 11 customizations

One woman, from California, shared an image a drink with 11 customizations

One woman, from California, shared an image a drink with 11 customizations

A particularly shocking Green Tea Creme Frappuccino order came with 29 changes. Worse still, the barista said, 'This order comes in every other week'

A particularly shocking Green Tea Creme Frappuccino order came with 29 changes. Worse still, the barista said, 'This order comes in every other week'

A particularly shocking Green Tea Creme Frappuccino order came with 29 changes. Worse still, the barista said, ‘This order comes in every other week’

Another barista shared an image of a customer's very demanding changes to a Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew order (pictured)

Another barista shared an image of a customer's very demanding changes to a Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew order (pictured)

Another barista shared an image of a customer’s very demanding changes to a Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew order (pictured)

Another shared an image of a Caffè Misto, which had 30 extra demands – including 24 pumps of syrup – and commented: ‘I raise you this.’ 

A third wrote: ‘I was behind a woman who had an order that ridiculous and insisted it be heated to 37 degrees celsius… ‘not 36, not 38–I will KNOW the difference.’ 

Yet another showed off an order for a Cherry Mocha Frappucino in San Diego, California that was so long it required two stickers to fit all the customizations.

One more showed an order for a Mango Dragonfruit lemonade woth so many customizations that the sticker was longer than the Venti cup.

But while making a few modifications or specifications is not unusual – people might choose a different type of milk or extra pump of syrup – such a long list of changes means that drinks take much longer to make than usual, which baristas say can lengthen lines and wait times.

Many are blaming this on trendy ‘TikTok drinks,’ pointing to videos of content creators ordering extremely complicated drinks and sharing the recipes with followers.

‘I’m going to get yelled at for this by some but I just think it’s so selfish to order insane drinks like this at a Starbucks and it’s become so prevalent especially due to TikTok,’ tweeted journalist Yashar Ali. ‘I don’t care if you’re paying for it, it’s still selfish.’

Trendy: Many are blaming this on trendy 'TikTok drinks,' pointing to videos of content creators ordering extremely complicated drinks and sharing the recipes with followers

Trendy: Many are blaming this on trendy 'TikTok drinks,' pointing to videos of content creators ordering extremely complicated drinks and sharing the recipes with followers

Trendy: Many are blaming this on trendy ‘TikTok drinks,’ pointing to videos of content creators ordering extremely complicated drinks and sharing the recipes with followers

Maya, who goes by @starbucksrecipeswithm on TikTok, has shared several viral videos with various drink recipes, including one for a Skittles Frappuccino that has been liked 5.9 million times

Maya, who goes by @starbucksrecipeswithm on TikTok, has shared several viral videos with various drink recipes, including one for a Skittles Frappuccino that has been liked 5.9 million times

Maya, who goes by @starbucksrecipeswithm on TikTok, has shared several viral videos with various drink recipes, including one for a Skittles Frappuccino that has been liked 5.9 million times

Maya, who goes by @starbucksrecipeswithm on TikTok, has shared several viral videos with various drink recipes, including one for a Skittles Frappuccino that has been liked 5.9 million times

Maya, who goes by @starbucksrecipeswithm on TikTok, has shared several viral videos with various drink recipes, including one for a Skittles Frappuccino that has been liked 5.9 million times

One TikToker name Anna, who goes by @annaxsitar, shares popular videos of herself ordering customized drinks

One TikToker name Anna, who goes by @annaxsitar, shares popular videos of herself ordering customized drinks

One TikToker name Anna, who goes by @annaxsitar, shares popular videos of herself ordering customized drinks

Another barista, Kali Perry, who goes by @kalip3rry , has also shared videos with instructions for customized orders

Another barista, Kali Perry, who goes by @kalip3rry , has also shared videos with instructions for customized orders

Another barista, Kali Perry, who goes by @kalip3rry , has also shared videos with instructions for customized orders

Another barista, Kali Perry, who goes by @kalip3rry , has also shared videos with instructions for customized orders

Another barista, Kali Perry, who goes by @kalip3rry , has also shared videos with instructions for customized orders

User @who_is_jackie asked a drive-thru attendant to make her a drink with ten cake pops blended into it

User @who_is_jackie asked a drive-thru attendant to make her a drink with ten cake pops blended into it

User @who_is_jackie asked a drive-thru attendant to make her a drink with ten cake pops blended into it

‘The line at my local SB is ridiculously long, more then usual. I asked the barista what’s been going on. He said alot of people are ordering the tiktok drinks,’ said another commenter. 

‘I’d make a register sign that says “TIKTOK DRINKS +$20,’ wrote another.

‘Starbucks should hire 1 extra employee who ONLY does tik tok drinks. You have to come in store to order it, watch the person make it for you so you can appreciate the work that goes into it, and a $5 tip is mandatory,’ yet another suggested. 

One TikToker name Anna, who goes by @annaxsitar, shares popular videos of herself ordering customized drinks.

In one with 6.1 million likes, she asks a Starbucks drive-thru employee to make her a drink that’s a combination of his two favorite drinks – whatever they are, regardless if he thinks they will mix well together.

Other TikTokers have come up with similar challenges for baristas, like user @who_is_jackie, who asked a drive-thru attendant to make her a drink with ten cake pops blended into it.

Meanwhile, some of the customized drink videos are actually made by Starbucks baristas themselves.

Maya, who goes by @starbucksrecipeswithm on TikTok, has shared several viral videos with various drink recipes, including one for a Skittles Frappuccino that has been liked 5.9 million times.  

'I raise you our "please can you put extra extra extra extra caramel drizzle on,"' wrote another barista

'I raise you our "please can you put extra extra extra extra caramel drizzle on,"' wrote another barista

‘I raise you our “please can you put extra extra extra extra caramel drizzle on,”‘ wrote another barista

One more barista, believed to be from New York, posted a snap of an order from a fussy customer who wanted, among other things, 34 pumps of syrup

One more barista, believed to be from New York, posted a snap of an order from a fussy customer who wanted, among other things, 34 pumps of syrup

One more barista, believed to be from New York, posted a snap of an order from a fussy customer who wanted, among other things, 34 pumps of syrup

This order for a Cherry Mocha Frappucino in San Diego, California was so long it required two stickers

This order for a Cherry Mocha Frappucino in San Diego, California was so long it required two stickers

This order for a Cherry Mocha Frappucino in San Diego, California was so long it required two stickers

This order for a Mango Dragonfruit lemonade including so many customizations that the sticker was longer than the Venti cup

This order for a Mango Dragonfruit lemonade including so many customizations that the sticker was longer than the Venti cup

This order for a Mango Dragonfruit lemonade including so many customizations that the sticker was longer than the Venti cup

She’s also shared recipes for a Cotton Candy Frappuccino, a Sunrise Frappuccino, and more, all of which require customers to make numerous complicated customizations to their drinks.

Another barista, Kali Perry, who goes by @kalip3rry, has also shared videos with instructions for customized orders.

Meanwhile, social media users were shocked to hear how demanding some customers could be with their orders. 

‘The rare times I have gone to Starbucks I panicked and ALWAYS get a caramel frap even though I’d like to try something new. I’ve done this for years, I still haven’t even memorized wtf size is a venti and you’re telling me ppl get this like this!? Disgusting,’ wrote one.

A second commented: ‘I don’t even know what half of that stuff is, I worked there like 10 years ago when there wasn’t as many options lol.’

‘Starbucks should have 2 lines: one for people who want actual coffee, and one for whatever narcissistic b******t this is,’ said one more.

Another wrote: ‘How df do people come up with these orders? How would they even know if you missed a ‘pump’ of whatever syrup want? And how would something like this even taste? at this point, is this even coffee anymore? it blows my mind that people make orders like this.’

One person wrote: 'I don't even know what half of that stuff is, I worked there like 10 years ago when there wasn't as many options lol' (pictured)

One person wrote: 'I don't even know what half of that stuff is, I worked there like 10 years ago when there wasn't as many options lol' (pictured)

One person wrote: ‘I don’t even know what half of that stuff is, I worked there like 10 years ago when there wasn’t as many options lol’ (pictured)

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  1. Hello there, By dianne USA.. Posted April 19 2019 at 2:37 PM.

    omg why all the fuss its lady ga ga 4 gods sake get over it xoxo just dance lol

    By bevvy.. Posted April 19 2019 at 2:33 PM.

    It’s more the song that should be banned than the video. Here is an idea for you music artists are given credit for music they write their own and have meaning and thought. They are then rewarded through sales. This annoyingly marketed dross shows exactly what is wrong with the USA’s & UK’s culture and society today. The money grabbing record company who have no interest in music or care what effect they might be having on society can come and take a ride on my disco stick.

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