Starbucks and many news outlets, Starbucks has joined the hordes of companies 'SuperSizing' their offerings for an ever demanding market. Later this spring, they will be unveiling the Trenta size at all of their locations. That's right, one more impossible-to-order size, 30 ounces of your favorite drink available in a giant sized (though the picture above is an exaggeration) to-go cup.
Okay, I'm sort of speaking out of school, because I cut coffee out of my diet a couple months back. I haven't had a coffehouse coffee since my last Peppermint Chai in December (OMG YUMMMMMM...) But...really? Wasn't a Venti enough? Must we up the ante to a Trenta? A whole 10 ounces more?
According to the Starbucks Website, a 20oz Cafe Mocha with whipped cream is 410 calories. So, you figure that a 30oz Cafe Mocha is going to run you what, 615 calories? So, with one early morning pick-me-up, you mean to tell me that most people are going to consume 1/4 to 1/3 of their daily recommended calories? On caffeine and dairy, which have little to no nutritional value.
Really? I mean, hey, I'm a Seattlite. I love my coffee as much as...no. MORE than the next guy. It's fantastic. It's wonderful. It's a gift of a bean, that's what it is.
However...what does it say that we now need 615 calories IN A DRINK? Does anyone out there REALLY need 30 ounces of a coffehouse drink? Is this another sign of America's obesity epidemic? Is this another sign of Super Sizing to dangerous proportions?