Starbucks Corp is apparently ready to infringe upon the ‘Big Gulp’ thermos sized drinks by debuting a brand new, large size drink, the 31-ounce “Trenta.” That is code for ‘super fat,’ I think.
The new size, available by May 3, will be available only for iced coffee, iced tea and iced tea lemonade drinks. This new size is about 7 ounces larger than the current “Venti” size.
Can I just ask why anyone needs a fucking larger sized cup? I mean, really? Is it any wonder that this country is morbidly obese? Anytime I even order a Venti, I regret it and throw some of it out. And I thought Starbucks had the pretense of being ‘classy.’ They should already expect people to want their hot drinks in the larger size as well, because that’s inevitable that people won’t care what rules they put in place.
They allege that unsweetened drinks in the new size will have fewer than 90 calories and that sweetened versions will have less than 230 calories. As if people don’t doctor up those drinks.
The new size will debut in 14 states, including Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Hawaii and Arizona, on Jan. 18 and in California on Feb. 1 and will cost about 50 cents more than the Venti size.