This is almost the perfect follow-up to the other day's "In the name of health" post. When I logged onto Facebook about 15 minutes ago, I was "invited" to get a free pastry from Starbucks in honor of their new recipes. What changed in the recipes? Although I don't have the details on exactly what changed (nor do I think finding out would be pertinent to my recovery), the ad really says it all:
How do you think this ad reflects our current attitudes about food? Would you be more likely to buy a Starbucks baked good because of the change?
Full disclosure: I'm probably going to go. I like the lattes at Starbucks, and it's probably good for me to try and work something different into my meal plan. Starbucks, like all of the other businesses out there, is trying to sell their product. I don't eat their baked goods enough to tell if the taste has changed any, so I won't try. It's a sales pitch, pure and simple. And if I get a free muffin out of the deal while being caffeinated, I'm okay with that.