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Starbucks Barista Bar Blender - Failure Museum

Launched in 2003, the Starbucks Barista Bar Blender cost $100.

An ad for the blender reads, “Whip up everything from rich coffee smoothies to creamy dessert drinks, even frosty cocktails — all in a matter of moments.”

The company released a few recipes with the machine, including an “Irish Bliss” smoothie with Starbucks coffee ice cream, almonds and chilled coffee.

But the company failed to wow Frappuccino and smoothie drinkers, or at least show them how the machine was any different from a regular brand-name blender. It was eventually discontinued.

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