Thursday, January 20, 2011

Starbucks new drink not socially improving

Although Starbucks is usually on my top picks for ethical companies; I have to give them the thumbs down for this new 32 oz. latte.  That would be the equivalent of two of the large latte cups pictured to the left!  Seriously, not socially responsible marketing.  There is enough caffeine in this one beverage to give a middle aged man a heart attack on the spot not to mention the residual effects of caffeine addiction! 

Morgan Spurlock, if you are reading this, I urge you to highlight this in your next film (please don't endanger your life in any way) but this has to be along the same lines as McDonald's Super Size Me option.  Starbucks: if you are the ethical company that I do believe you are, then you will take this off your menu immediately.

On a side note, I do have to mention that, although I still do not condone Walmart as an ethical company, I did stop by there a couple of weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised to find some new additions to the shelves.  There is a new line of Sam's Choice and other fair trade labled coffees.  Although Walmart's employment and trade practices are still in serious question, they were able to attain a fair trade label.  I am also impressed with the new green initiatives in place as well as the green products available.  Now if they could just start acquiring some fair employment practices....

1 comment:

  1. One added note: a 12 oz Dr. Pepper has approximately 41 mg of caffeine as compared to a starbucks regular 12 oz coffee at 260 mg.


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