Mum furious at state of £4 Starbucks bacon roll with ‘literally one rasher’

A Nottinghamshire mum said she was "shocked" when she opened up a £4 bacon roll to find only a few slices of meat inside.

Amy Hope Preston, 22, a medicine counter assistant from Newark, ordered the sandwich and a toffee nut latte from a Starbucks drive-through on Friday, December 10 and was left confused when she opened up her roll.

Speaking to NottinghamshireLive, she said: "I was so shocked. I expected so much more for £4.

"There was literally one slice of bacon in it which was majority fat and no butter."

Ms Preston had dropped her daughter at nursery and quickly popped into the drive-thru soon after.

She added: "I got home and opened it up so I could put my sauce on. That's when I realised.

"I've ordered plenty at Starbucks but usually only a coffee. I definitely won't be ordering any food from them again."

A photo of the lacklustre sarnie was shared by the mum on a Facebook group where it received nearly 400 likes and almost 200 comments.

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She added: "I put it on social media because I just couldn't believe it."

For others short-changed by slender rashers, a woman has shared a money-saving trick to get two drinks for the price of one at Starbucks.

TikToker "starlight_1995" provided coffee-lovers with a tip to getting an extra drink with their purchase.

To perform the money-saving hack, she said: "I got a small Kiwi Refresher from Starbucks with no ice, and got another cup of ice on the side."

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The result was an iced Kiwi Refresher and one "less perfect" Kiwi Refresher with no ice.

Some were quick to point out that the tip didn't actually bag them a free drink. One commented: "It's like the kid who found out if you cut a cookie in half, you have two cookies."

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But a free drink may not be ideal for those wanting to watch their waistline., as it was reported that Starbucks' fudge hot drink contains more calories than a McDonald's cheeseburger.

According to the Starbucks UK website, a grande Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate contains 364 calories, more than the 310 calories found in a McDonald's cheeseburger and only six calories less than a Bacon Mayo Chicken, which racks up 370 calories.

Losing those lockdown pounds may be a potential new years resolution, but with the measly rashers offered in their bacon rolls, Starbucks are counting the calories for you.

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