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July 02, 2004

Breve bravo

Right here in java city, Starbucks has perked a lot of praise for its introduction of diet-friendly drinks this week. Imagine a delectable grande carmel Frappuccino light blended coffee for 180 calories!! (By comparison, the regular one is 290 -- with whipped cream, it's 420.)

The company also placed quite extensive nutritional information brochures in their stores, although that information has been available online for about year.

As a Starbucks devotee who has played it safe by ordering NONFAT lattes, I say it's about time?

This is hardly a bold move, considering McDonald's has published nutritional information for years and this spring introduced an adult Happy Meal complete with a pedometer and bottled water to lure more health-conscious customers.

That said, I'm looking forward to cooling off this summer with carmel Frappuccino "lite" for just 20 more calories than my austere usual. At least now I can know the difference.

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Posted by Kate Riley at July 2, 2004 01:15 PM



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