Starbucks is ditching one of its syrups, and customers aren’t happy. ‘Count your days’

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Starbucks customers are all burned up over reports the coffee company is discontinuing its raspberry syrup.

Rumblings about the flavored syrup’s removal emerged early last week, with fans voicing their disapproval online. For many coffee lovers, the change could mean the end of their menu favorites.

Now, some are rallying to save the sweet add-in.

“Us Starbucks lovers must unite to save raspberry syrup,” a petition reads. “Some of the best drinks such as the strawberry acai refresher with lemonade and the pink drink will not be as special without this amazing add-in.”

Starbucks confirmed the bitter news, saying the syrup will be phased out as soon as this month.

“As a standard course of business, we continually evaluate the ingredients in our stores, and have decided to discontinue raspberry syrup in the US,” a company spokesperson told McClatchy News in a statement. “Customers can expect limited inventory at stores throughout March as we remove it from our menu.”

The news drew mixed reactions among tea and coffee lovers who sounded off online.

“Starbucks discontinuing raspberry syrup during women’s history month is sexist,” one Twitter user joked.

The coffee giant is just the latest chain to shake up its menu. In February, KFC announced it was saying goodbye to some fan favorites to simplify its menu.

Taco Bell said it’s also ditching the beloved quesarito to make room for other options.