A quick browse on the internet yields dozens of articles on how to lose weight – 10 lbs. in 30 days, folks!, how to lead a healthy lifestyle, what super-foods you should be stuffing down your gullet…a total inundation on how to be THIN, THIN, THIN!!!! Pass the ibuprofen, please, my head aches from all this info.
Then I come across some news that makes me wonder if there’s a conspiracy theory behind all this weight-loss crap: Starbucks is unveiling the 31-ounce Trenta cup size. So for those extremely thirsty coffee fiends who just need more than 24 ounces of liquid calories, you can now go a size up. Because a 31-ounce java chip frappuccino with whip is the perfect way to lead a healthy lifestyle. No wonder everybody is struggling to be a normal weight.
According to the article, “Starbucks…was responding to customer demand for larger cold beverages.” Who needs a 31-ounce drink? And why are we so gladly embracing the excess? By comparison, a large cappuccino here in Greece is the same size as a 12-ounce American coffee cup. Now, look at the photo below. The Trenta cup size is 916 mL, which is just about the average amount of food needed to fill a stomach up. CRA-ZY.