I’ve heard nonfat espresso drinks called “skinny” and “trim” at other chains, and I guess Starbucks is jumping on the bandwagon. Their new lingo—the word “skinny”— saves you from having to say “nonfat sugar free.” So if I wanted a nonfat sugar free gingerbread latte (which, yum) I could just call it a skinny gingerbread latte, therefore saving on both calories and syllables. According to their press release:
“We regularly hear from our partners that customers are cutting calories and seeking healthier options,” said Katie Thomson, registered dietitian, Starbucks Coffee Company. “We understand how important overall wellness is to our customers and so we’ve made it easier for them to stick to their New Year’s goals without giving up their daily coffee routine by introducing the Skinny platform. In fact, customers can consider replacing that sweet snack so many of them reach for in the afternoon with a Skinny Latte. Not only will they save on calories and fat but they’ll be getting an extra shot of calcium and protein to get them through the day.”
1. I don’t like Starbucks’ mocha flavor at all, but I will definitely try their new sugar-free mocha. Sugar-free chocolate is difficult if not impossible to do well, but I’m curious to taste it.
2. I totally do exactly what the press release says. At about three, when I’m dying for a cookie or what have you, I frequently run across the street to Starbucks and get an espresso drink instead. The sugar free gingerbread latte has gotten me through a lot of afternoons lately. Not so good for my wallet, but better than eating too much sugar (which my body reacts badly to). Now I feel like I’m a tool of The Man.
Via Starbucks Gossip.
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