16 Apr '13, 3pm

Root Beer, Ginger Ale in testing at Starbucks

I know this might sound weird but a part of me just does not care about high calorie beverage drinks and obesity. I certainly agree that obesity is a problem in this country. I know that. But when all is said and done, I believe that people are responsible for what they eat – whether that is a Venti Caramel Extra Caramel Sauce Frappuccino (talk about empty calories!) or a Big Mac or whatever. And portion control – partly due to eating out often -also is at play. I am so sorry this is harsh, but I just have no thoughts about being food and beverage police. Eat what you want. (Meaning “you” generally, not aimed at you.) You’re responsible for yourself, and it’s not my worry. Also, I don’t see this as a weird product. I can’t say that Refreshers, Sparkling Teas, Via, and Smoothies make sense in a Starbucks, and then draw the line at Root Beer. I respect your opinion Purple1, ...

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