Starting May 3, Starbucks is finally getting serious about their commitment to America’s obesity epidemic.
After realizing that their 700 calorie Venti Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha wasn’t enough to push their customers into a higher obesity bracket, Starbucks executives committed an unprecedented amount of time and money into an attempt to create an even larger receptacle for their iced beverages.
And luckily for America’s gastric bypass surgeons, all of that time and money has paid off….with the creation of the new Starbucks Trenta.
- The Trenta weighs in at a staggering 31 ounces
- Is unfortunately being made available only for iced coffee, iced tea and iced tea lemonade drinks
- Is 7 ounces or 29% larger than the current size champeen – the Venti (24 oz cold / 20 oz hot beverages)
- Raises the calorie count of the Iced peppermint White Chocolate Mocha from 700 up to 904
Virtually ensuring that Starbucks will finally be able to challenge McDonalds for the title of Biggest Culinary Contribution to Worldwide Obesity.
And just in case you can’t properly imagine what 31 ounces of iced coffee looks like, the fine folks over at the National Post have prepared the following infographic.
The Trenta is just slightly larger than the size of the average adult human stomach.
But have no fear….after 3 or 4 Trentas, your stomach will stretch out to accomodate the increased volume.
Note – Some of you may find it a tad ironic that while writing this post, I have been sitting in a Starbucks drinking a mug of Starbucks coffee (Verona to be exact). To be clear, I love Starbucks coffee. I love the baristas at my local Starbucks (Bloor & Bathurst). I just wish they would stick to making coffee and leave the belly-busting dessert drinks to McDonalds and Dairy Queen.