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January 02, 2007

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yeah

WASHINGTON DC is going trans-fat free, baby. I saw the memo on my SM's desk. Well ... I am in Northern Virginia. So it might be starting out here. But it's still AWESOME. The pastries taste exactly the same. We did side by side tastings, noone could tell the difference. Amazing. Starbucks you rock.

(now if i could only get that raise so i could buy some pastries.)

Cinnamon Scone Guy

But how will it affect me?

Mia

The manager at my local Starbucks let me taste the sample of the new lemon loaf the other day when they received the sample for the partners. I actually think it tasted better.

CuteBarista!

correction:

sbux pastries are not going to be trans fat free, they merely have less than 1 gram of trans fat per serving, which (as per FDA regulations) can be called trans fat free. this was in an email my manager gave me.

pretty sneaky (on the FDA's part, not sbux).

nyc angry barista

Actually cutebarista, the fda says less than .5 grams can be considered zero...which is fine...with rounding and all.

CuteBarista!

well, the problem with that idea is say you eat three things like the lemon pound cake with .5 grams of trans fat in them (which isn't required to be listed on the nutrition facts panel, btw). boom. 1.5 grams of trans fat, and you might not even know it. rounding is fine and all, but i don't know that i would want to mess with something that bad for my body. a step in the right direction, to be sure, but it's still bunk.

barockstar

non fat milk is not 0%, and i'm sure you don't have too many issues with that...

although i think there'd be whole different issues with someone eating 3 lemon loafs, and being horrified that they were eating trans fat... :)

June

If you are eating three slices of lemon cake a day then you have more to worry about than trans fats.

Barista Boy

Does anyone really think that some fat bastard is THAT concerned about the amount of trans fats in a pastry as he/she shoves it in their mouth?

njbaristachick

I tried one of the scones today...Ew. Tastes waaaay too dry...

CuteBarista!

i was using three lemon loaf as an theoretical example. i have unfortunately eaten three starbucks pastries in one day. this is what happens when you're there for eight hours and bored out of your mind. well, at least that's what happens to me. :|

i don't drink any kind of cow's milk, so percentage of fat is kind of immaterial to me.

at any rate, i've been coached by my manager to pass onto partners in my store that the catchphrase is "zero grams trans fat" and not "trans fat free".

ah, semantics.

i haven't tried anything else, but the butter croissants are like the second coming of christ, they're that good.

Seattle

Barista Boy, it seems a little short sighted to assume that only overweight people eat the pastries, or to assume that if someone is overweight they don't have a reason to be concerned about something like trans fat. Not to mention insensitive, especially in the manner with which you expressed yourself-customers read this site too. Way to represent us in a positive light.

Bill

I enjoy Starbucks mochas, however I have tried some of their pastries and found that most of them are either dry, have no taste, or both. I do enjoy the snickerdoodles the best. I have yet to try their breakfast or lunch sandwiches.

BC

This blog sucks.

Oscar

The FDA dosen't care about any american.They are under the controll of the drug ind. Anytime a food says spices that is one of a long list of cimicals that are hidden under that word.Even MSG. They make the coffee with pure water or city water contianing the poison fluoride.From the phosphate fertlizer ind. that also contians LEAD,ARESNIC,and CHROMIUM.You trust the government FDA what a joke. [ YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.] Google [ Paul Connett PhD ] For what it is worth this is a good move.

mediapusher

Why are Starbuck's pastries so awful?

ariadherick

If I take opportunity for pastries and bakeries, I am sure good command

brandy

The pastries at my local Starbucks look really weird anymore. They all have that large, crystallized sugar on the top, the muffins are strangely uniform and the "cream cheese" in the Danishes looks strangely smooth and artificial. I think this was a bad move on Starbucks' part. I will be taking my business elsewhere for better pastry. Also, they automatically now are defaulting to 2% milk - it used to be whole, another of my preferences. PC-ness! The whole thing is mad.

e cigarettes

Sounds like a smart move for fat americans.

E Cig

Everybody and their moms go to Starbucks, try the ma and pa places, they're better.

Capital Gold Group

Starbucks you rock.It's still AWESOME. The pastries taste exactly the same. We did side by side tastings, none could tell the difference..

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I have tried some of their pastries and found that most of them are either dry, have no taste, or both. I do enjoy the snicker doodles the best.

Reputation Management

Pastries are not going to be trans fat free, they merely have less than 1 gram of trans fat per serving, which (as per FDA regulations) can be called trans fat free. this was in an email my manager gave me.

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Truly,The FDA doesn't care about any American.They are under the control of the drug ind. Anytime a food says spices that is one of a long list of cimicals that are hidden under that word.Even MSG.

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I think this was new change move on Starbucks' part. I will be taking my business elsewhere for better pastry. Also, they automatically now are defaulting to 2% milk - it used to be whole, another of my preferences. PC-ness! The whole thing is mad.

Ambella Vanity

now thats good move i have tasted its good

Joan Austin

trans fats raise levels of so-called "bad" cholesterol, which contributes to heart disease.Many cookies, crackers, snack foods and fried foods have trans fats. The substance also occurs naturally in some animal-based foods, including some dairy products used in Starbucks drinks. Starbucks uses flavored syrups with trans fats as well.

Tracey Awad

I often stop here for an iced coffee after my workouts at the cougar gym. It's smaller than your average Buckie's, but the folks are friendly.

This one time...I was out of milk at home and wanted a bowl of cereal really bad...so I asked if I could buy some skim milk...and they filled up a grande cup but only charged me for a kid's milk. That's class,

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Starbuck's its really fantastic. The main part which is simply amazing that noone could tell the difference after this ammendmend....

San Diego Therapy

The substance also occurs naturally in some animal-based foods, including some dairy products used in Starbucks drinks.

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I think Starbucks doing great job
“The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.”

Mykalai Kontilai

This provision by Starbuck is a very good news for those voracious eaters who can't resist the temptation of eating pastries and other fatty stuff when the see it..and the best part is that they will not find even a small difference in the taste.....
isn't that great?????????

Danny DeMichele

I think this was a bad move on Starbucks' part. I will be taking my business elsewhere for better pastry.

Trinh Brandon

i like the expression of the article a lot. thanks for sharing. tremendous post.

Trent Jordan

It was pretty good. Effective,amazing!it's more suspenseful than scary.But it is good.

Gene Berchem

t was the Good job done, stuff, so this isn't anything new...

Mykalai Kontilai

I have tried some of their pastries and found that most of them are either dry, have no taste, or both. I do enjoy the snicker doodles the best....

Nightly Business Report

I enjoy Starbucks mocha, however I have tried some of their pastries and found that most of them are either dry, have no taste, or both...

Tony Cabot

Gobs of stuff has trans fats in it. Who here is old enough to remember when margerine was relatively new and was touted as 'better for you than butter'?

John Callan

"Starbucks baked crap has trans fats? That stuff is in everything!"

Almost EVERY commercial food has transfat in it because then it can sit on a shelf for a week or six without going bad (depending, of course, on packaging and other ingredients).

Ged Collins

Well i don't drink any kind of cow's milk, so percentage of fat is kind of immaterial to me.Thanks

Watch

I think this was a bad move on Starbucks' part. I will be taking my business elsewhere for better pastry.Thanks

fatburnbsu

I find myself coming to your blog more and more often to the point where my visits are almost daily now!

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Pastries are not going to be trans fat free, they merely have less than 1 gram of trans fat per serving, which can be called trans fat free.

Cross Country Home Services

Starbucks has been quietly swapping out other items containing trans fat in Chicago and other cities.

Amy Laurent

I enjoy Starbucks mochas, however I once tried some of their pastries and found that most of them were dry. I do enjoy the snicker doodles the best. I have yet to try their breakfast or lunch sandwiches.

Dodge Avenger parts

I tried one of the pastry today...Ew. Tastes way but too dry...

Trent Jordan Vancouver

I do enjoy the snickerdoodles the best. I have yet to try their breakfast or lunch sandwiches.

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