Hey, are you confused about the different names of sizes at Starbucks? Well, you’re about to get thrown deeper down the rabbit hole. Because by May, all Starbucks will introduce an even bigger size (sigh)– the Trenta!!
31 oz. of pure drinking goodness! The Trenta size will only be available for Iced Coffee, Iced Teas, and Iced Tea Lemonades. Starting next week, they’ll be available in 14 states (mostly the Deep South, purely coincidentally). And on February 1st, California gets it. Closeted fatty California.
The move is addressing concerns of customers (oh, those concerned customers, they’re always so fit!) that they weren’t getting more bedonks for their buck. This is coming on the heels of recent California laws mandating food chains like Starbucks place the Calorie information next to each drink. They wisely only provided this for the low calorie items, so they’ll stay under 300.
This move was also done because McDonald’s has been offering coffees, lattes and the dreaded 32-oz. Sweet Tea for just a buck, and it’s been eroding Starbucks sales they believe.
Good fuck, what a terrible escalating arms race this is.
The reason I get iced tea from Starbucks and not McDonald’s is because Starbucks remains a classier product. I don’t want to cart around some hand-truck, or see other people try to squeeze it into a cup holder. I have no idea what the cups are going to look like (anything that doesn’t look like a bucket will shock me).
To quote “Jurassic Park’s” Ian Malcolm: “You were so preoccupied with whether or not you could, you didn’t stop to think if you should.”