Chances are that whether or not you’re a dedicated GoT fan, you’ve heard about last night’s Starbucks snafu.
The survivors of the battle of Winterfell were in the middle of a celebratory feast when, lo and behold, a modern, overpriced cup of Joe stole the show: A lone Starbucks to-go cup sits among the platters of food and goblets of wines.
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 6, 2019
Almost every show has a continuity problem at some point, but when you have literal years to perfect a season, it’s tough to see how a mistake like this made it past all the products, editors, and actors, leaving some fans to wonder just how authentic the “mistake” really was.
Enjoy alll the Twitter reactions, Thronies!
— Travis Lima (@travislima) May 6, 2019
Waiting for Starbucks to create a new drink “Winterfell” for those upcoming hot summer days.
— Ⓙ (@GilcoGames) May 6, 2019
— purplengoldfan (@lsutigerzfan) May 6, 2019
How could it be that nobody noticed! Not the actors, not the cinematographers, not the editors??? And now this is trending. I’m sceptical. What a great ad for Starbucks! #Starbucks
— AndreaEducator (@AndreaEducator) May 6, 2019
— Jevi (@jevilus) May 6, 2019
Hey after that battle, who wouldn’t need a caffeine boost. ☕️
— Jenn Marie (@MrsC_0926) May 6, 2019
— Baseball Fanatic (@kpjammer) May 6, 2019
you think daenerys is a soy or almond milk kinda girl when she gets her starbucks fix?
— Briggon Snow (@BriggonSnow) May 6, 2019
— Maria (@snailemslot) May 6, 2019
TFW you've spent eight seasons introducing yourself and they still write "Denise" on your cup at Starbucks pic.twitter.com/3zrkrNOlui
— VTech Toys USA (@vtechtoys) May 6, 2019
UPDATE: HBO released a statement Monday afternoon addressing the case of the mysterious coffee cup:
“In response to inquiries from those who a craft services coffee cup in Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones, HBO states, ‘The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.'”
Guess it wasn’t good ole’ Sbux, after all.