Starbucks To Start Selling Energy Drinks

Published On: Mar 22 2012 07:35:37 AM EDT

The world's largest coffee chain is hoping to get a piece of the $8 billion energy drink business.

Starbucks announced it will roll out a new line of energy drinks starting in April.

It will be sold at grocery stores, convenience stores and Starbucks locations.

The drinks are called Starbucks Refreshers. They're carbonated, fruit-flavored drinks that contain antioxidants.

They use unroasted green coffee for the energy boost, but they don't have any coffee flavoring.

Each drink has 60 calories, and about two-thirds the caffeine of a shot of espresso.

They will cost $1.99 per can.

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