Recently Starbucks launched it’s most grandiose beverage size yet. The Trenta. The Trenta comes in at a whopping 916ml which is just about enough to satisfy your coffee craving for life in one shot.
My initial reaction to this news was that it was just another marketing ploy to keep the Starbucks snobs happy. You who I mean. They stroll into their local Starbucks, bark out a six word Venti latte order, and walk out as if they’ve spent the day with a personal shopper at Chanel. ( FYI: Venti is not Italian for moneybags)
This large liquid monstrosity escaped my thoughts until I was sent an infographic that made me throw up in my mouth a little.
As you can see in the image below, the Starbucks Trenta holds more liquid than THE AVERAGE HUMAN STOMACH.
At a time where childhood obesity rates are higher then ever, I am disgusted that we are now going to show today’s kids that it’s ok to down a Trenta Orange Mocha Frappachino and sit on your butt while playing Farmville on Facebook until you’ve come out of your sugar / caffeine coma.
Despite the fact that I’m confident I could eat an entire party pizza on my own, I’m not waiting in line at Greco every day with an overinflated sense of entitlement to stuff my face full of pizza.
This needs to stop. We need to stop applauding companies for jumbo-sizing us to death. Starbucks needs to start promoting their Short sized bevy’s as a fun “mini” alternative. Everyone loves things that are mini. And newsflash. They’re better for you too. Everything in moderation as they say.