Friday, January 30, 2009

There is a reason why Siren songs should be ignored

Typically, I'm not one to get any of the baked goods that Starbucks serves. In fact, I usually don't buy any food there, although I do enjoy their oatmeal from time to time.

This morning, however, I could not resist the siren song of the Reduced-fat Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. It looked tasty with its chocolate chips sprinkled throughout and, while I know that reduced-fat baked goods still have plenty o' fat, it was still reduced-fat. So, I couldn't feel SO horrible about it - right?

at least the latte was good

Oy. I will not be ordering it again. It was moist and cakey, as coffee cake should be. But, the overpowering fake banana taste could not be surmounted. Blech.

Don't let the siren song of chocolate chips and reduced-fatness trick you, people!

6 comments:

Carl said...

Generally it's best to avoid all baked goods @ SBUX, particularly the reduced-fat ones. The company has very low standards for these products, which all contain foul ingredients and go in the non-food category for me. If you're going to SBUX, stop at Alon's, BELLY, PARISH, etc. for pastries. But hey, you might as well get coffee there too! :)

GrabMoL said...

You right, Carl. You right.

Carl said...

Oh, oh, oh...I missed this yesterday: Aurora now offers pastries & biscotti from H&F!

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=47826281794

Carl said...

Oh, oh, oh...I missed this yesterday: Aurora now offers pastries & biscotti from H&F!

biskuit said...

Starbucks should be avoided at all costs. See OCTANE, SIP, DANCING GOATS, etc....

sjones126 said...

I have to say that I adore Sbux, and as a walker in Midtown, the local joints just aren't available to me on my daily jaunts. I tried the lowerfat banana chocolate chip coffee cake a few weeks ago and it was the worst baked good I'd ever eaten from Starbucks. WAAAAAY too sweet (to make up for lowered fat), and the banana flavor was like banana laffy taffy- terrible and unnatural.
There are a few of the baked goods that are good. Let me know if you want to know which will go well with your coffee...