"I'm a little confused about something. I know that Starbucks gold-card holders have to pay for flavored syrups now, but do we still have to pay for classic syrup in our iced drinks? If sugar is free for hot drinks, shouldn't simple syrup be free for cold drinks (as it always has been when I've gotten iced green tea)? I wasn't charged today for classic syrup in my iced Americano, but I'm not sure if my barista was just being nice. Cheers, Melanie"