As an avid coffee lover, I can’t say I actually like Starbucks all that much anymore, but there are so many shops around campus, it’s hard to ignore. I personally like the Green Mountain coffee that is offered at McDonalds, but I frequent Starbucks enough to take notice of their news.
So a couple of weeks ago, in the first week of January I believe, Starbucks had stated they wanted to give a new make over to their trademark image so that the lady on the logo would have more emphasis, nixing the entire name from their cups.
Now they also feel the need to introduce a new size to their menu. Everyone meet the Trenta.
Coming in at approximately 916ml, I could probably make at least 150 – 200 agar plates for bacteria cultures for the same amount of volume. The picture above compares the Trenta to the average capacity of the human stomach, showing that the new size could easily fill a person up physically as well as pack in some deadly and unnecessary calories.
I think it’s scary enough having a Grande sized iced fappuccino in the summer, how much more if someone got a Trenta! Oh the unnecessary cream & sugar! I’m all about small treats, but this is clearly over-portion sizing to the max 😦