Venti Java Chip Nanny State PING!
Candy bar in a cup!
In the olden days, the weight-conscious folk had “calorie counter” booklets they could carry in pocket and purse. These stated that a 6 fl. oz. cup of brewed coffee was reliably only 4 calories.
Snip: The price hike comes despite falling coffee costs that have boosted the company's profits. In the last quarter, Starbucks cited lower coffee costs for a stronger operating margin, which represents the money it pockets from sales after subtracting what it pays to keep stores running.
If Starbucks were to decide to abide by truth in advertising, they would eliminate the “tar” from their name.