Starbucks Strawberry Water (Does This Viral TikTok Hack Work?)

TikTok is the home where viral trends are born. One of the latest ones to take over the app is a hack for getting strawberry water at Starbucks for only 50 cents.

I know you must be thinking that this is too good to be true. Should you head down to your local Starbucks and test it out? After all, strawberries aren’t cheap and surely Starbucks wouldn’t just throw them in your water for such a low price…right?

Well, today we will take detailed look at this TikTok hack and see if it really works in getting you strawberry water at Starbucks for only 50 cents.

What’s the Starbucks Strawberry Water That’s all the Rage on TikTok?

As you know, a cup of water is free at Starbucks. The hack is to ask for a cup of iced water and then ask your barista to add strawberries to it. According to different users on TikTok, they said the cost of adding the strawberries was only 50 cents (and in some cases FREE).

Of course this hack went viral and if you open up the app and search for “Starbucks strawberry water”, you’ll find many videos where everyone is showing off their 50 cent/free drink.

So, does this hack actually work? We decided to do a bit of research and put it to the test.

So, Does The Starbucks Strawberry Water Hack Work?

Starbucks strawberry water is a thing, but getting it for .50 cents… that’s a whole different story.

In doing some research, we came across a Reddit thread “Tik tok hacks are lies. Strawberry water is not 50 cents.” in the r/starbucks subreddit. In this thread, people are claiming that the TikTok hack is a lie and that you can’t actually get strawberry water for only 50 cents.

Reddit users answer if the Starbucks Strawberry water hack works

According to one user, who is a supervisor at Starbucks, they explained that “A lot a baristas don’t know that it’s supposed to be charged as a custom tea, so it gets as a water with inclusions. Very frustrating when I have to be the as***e manager and remind them to charge properly.”

Other users were quick to point out that the “hack customers became irate” when they were told the price would be close to $4. They explained that they saw the hack on TikTok and thought they were getting water, not custom tea.

Now, whether or not this hack works for you will depend on your barista. Some baristas might not know that they should ring this drink up as a custom tea and might just give it to you the free cup of water, with the strawberries as inclusions (.50 cents).

It doesn’t seem like a nationwide hack that will work every time, but it’s worth a try if you’re looking for a cheap way to get your strawberry fix.

How Do You Order The Strawberry Water From Starbucks?

So, if you’re willing to take your chances with the hack or just want to try out the drink, here’s how you can order the strawberry water from Starbucks.


  1. When you go to your local store, ask your barista for a cup of water (Starbucks water is filtered).
  2. Then, ask them to add strawberries to the water.
  3. Depending on your barista, it may be .50 cents, but more than likely be prepared to pay for a customer tea, which is closer to $4.

How Does the Strawberry Water Taste? (Well, Ducks Love It)

I know some of you might be wondering how the strawberry water actually tastes? Is it good?

The truth is, it is a pretty refreshing drink. The strawberries mixed with the triple filtered water makes for a light and refreshing drink.

It is so good, that even ducks love it.

Ducks? Yes, ducks.

There is a video going around of a duck thoroughly enjoying the strawberry water from Starbucks.

I think that is the stamp of approval that you need, right?

The Final Verdict

So, there you have it! Now you know about TikTok hack of getting strawberry water from Starbucks.

As much as all the viral videos make it seem like a sure thing, it really is up to your barista on whether or not you’ll get it for .50 cents or if they’ll charge you for the custom tea.

If you’re feeling lucky, go ahead and try out the hack, but don’t be too disappointed if it doesn’t work out.

In any case, it’s a fun and refreshing drink to order, no matter what the price is.

Have you tried out the strawberry water from Starbucks? What did you think of it? Let us know in comments below how was it and if the hack worked for you!

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