A woman went viral on TikTok after sharing her unconventional order at Starbucks’ drive-thru: a Trenta cup of whipped cream. She explained that she needed the ingredient for her mac and cheese recipe, and all the stores in the area had run out.
The video was posted by user Hannah (@lukiangel) as she captures her interactions with the Starbucks baristas, who, according to her previous content, appear to be her co-workers.
“What can I get started with?” asks the Starbucks employee over the speaker. “I promise it’s not a crazy order, but can I please have a Trenta cup of whipped cream?” asks Hannah, bursting into laughter when the worker asks if she was “going to drink that.” Another Starbucks employee steps in, addresses her by her first name, and begins to laugh.
Hannah repeats her order laughing.
“There’s a Walmart across the street,” says one of the baristas.
“Target is out of whipped cream. So did Stop and Shop and Aldi’s,’ Hannah explains, and she ‘don’t go to Walmart’. One of Hannah’s co-workers asks if she was baking, and she explains that the whipped cream is for her mac and cheese recipe.
The baristas then let out a collective “oh”. Hannah then instructs the baristas on how to enter the order into the POS system.
In a follow-up video, Hannah explains that she and her Starbucks colleagues were making mac and cheese for “potluck.”
Starbucks got their hands on the Mac and cheese
♬ original sound – Hannah
The video has been viewed more than 736,000 times since it was posted on Nov. 16. Viewers joked about the odd situation in the comments.
“’Are you going to drink that?! Hannah what?’ That killed me,” said one viewer.
“The way the worker walked out the back door,” a second commented.
“When she starts explaining how to put it in the till,” a third wrote.
Others shared their own stories of buying ingredients from fast food restaurants when stores were closed or out of stock.
“We ran out of butter on Christmas morning and we had to call Waffle House and they gave us some!” one person shared.
“Lol, one time we went to a McDonald’s for milk for Thanksgiving at 11 p.m. because they were the only ones open at the base,” a second shared.
“When I had to do this 2 years ago, don’t do last minute shopping,” a third commented.
In a follow-up video, Hannah explains that she made the mac and cheese for a potluck with her Starbucks colleagues. She shows the two large bowls of mac and cheese on a table full of other dishes.
“It may be Trenta-sized whipped cream, but it was put to good use,” she jokes.
@lukiangel Replying to @jessibarrios96 ♬ original sound – Hannah
The Daily Dot reached out to Hannah through TikTok comments.
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*First published: November 17, 2022, 2:31 PM CST
Melody Heald is a culture writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine and more.