It Seems Weird To Be Pleased With Starbucks

Went to Starbucks for the first time in a couple months this morning. It was already pretty warm out when I arrived, so I decided to give their new Vivanno a try. Banana chocolate, with a shot of espresso. 270 calories with 6 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein. Not bad! Tasted pretty good, too.

While their ridiculously cheery and helpful baristas perpared my drink, I browsed a few of their pamphlets at the condiment bar and found one with detailed nutritional information for what looked to be all of their drinks. I was pleased. Jamba needs to publish a portable one of those.

And finally, I left with a “Treat Receipt”, which is essentially a receipt with a stamp on it that says, “Bring this in after 2 p.m. today and get any grande cold drink for just $2 (plus tax).” At first, I thought it was just a clever ploy to get people to consume more Starbucks (which it is), but then I thought, you know, I just might come back before my game this evening…

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