We have the Internet.
We have libraries.
We have common sense.
We have the no control over our own lives.
The new Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino is proof that the average American consumer can be told what to eat, drink, wear, listen to and watch. On the same day, Fox News fired misogynistic, sexual predator, Bill O'Reilly, making it official by having one of their more well known Stepford Wives refer to him as the "king" of cable news, we had this drink emerge. A colorful, sugary, death through a straw drink.
How is it possible that people will line up to be overcharged for something they know is bad for them? How could anyone, reading the contents and nutritional information, give this to a child; one I assume they claim to love?
Capitalism? Are we really so eager to make the one percent wealthy, we're willing to kill ourselves in order to prove that capitalism still works? I've railed against Starbucks for years. Aside from being awful coffee.....and lets be honest, if you drink Starbucks, you're not a coffee lover, you're a Starbucks lover. You didn't go out of your way like this for the mom and pop shop in Bronxville serving absolutely mind bending flavors. No, you're buying the tee shirt, the logo and your name written incorrectly on a cup. You are never and have never been buying it for the coffee.
Don't get me started on the cost. One $3 coffee at Starbucks a day is $1,100 a year. Or, what I spend for coffee in five years. And I drink good coffee and about 64 ounces of it a day.
Here's what I don't understand. How can people, who have seen how cancer, diabetes, obesity, dental issues, high blood pressure and other dietary induced heath problems, buy something they know causes this? An even more confounding question...how could anyone murder their children with a drink like this? Murder a strong word? NO!
Look up some of the ingredients and tell me I'm wrong.