Get ready for Trenta?

March 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

It appears that world-dominating Starbucks is testing out a new size of coffee drink–the Trenta. The Venti, their largest size, is 24 ounces. The Trenta, in comparison, will be a whopping 31 ounces of coffee drink (only available for iced coffee and teas). They are testing this size in warmer climate cities, such as Phoenix, AZ and Tampa, FL.

While I understand that these super-size-me large sizes are for an ICED drink, where ice takes up a lot of space in a cup, still, 31 ounces? Seriously? This is a LARGE size. LARGE. 31 ounces? A     7-11 Big Gulp is 32 ounces…so this is just 1 tiny ounce shy of total ridiculousness.

People, we’re getting larger. Fatter. And consuming more and more and more of everything. Is a 31 ounce coffee drink REALLY necessary? And think about how many pee breaks a 31 ounce coffee is going to demand!

And btw, I’m not really a coffee drinker (only decaf, if anything) , but I had a tall soy latte the other day from Starbucks. A few days later I had the same thing from a local coffee house, Gorilla Coffee, and I was AMAZED at how 1)good it tasted, and 2) how absolutely crap-tastic Starbucks coffee is!

For the story on the Trenta test-drive, click here.

PS. In all fairness to Starbucks, they have some healthy and tasty food options that I noticed. Matt tried the Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Wrap and you know, it was pretty good. At 330 calories, it makes for a filling breakfast. I wouldn’t get into the habit of eating one each day, as the sodium and cholesterol are on the higher side, but it’s fine when you need to grab something on the go. You could also try the protein plate with cheddar cheese, small whole wheat bagel, peanut butter, hardboiled egg, and grapes.

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