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Starbucks Pastry Update – La Boulange Is La Okay

2 Aug

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I have nothing but admiration for Starbucks as a corporate entity. Despite being a mammoth, they pay their workers fairly, give them benefits, try to do some fair trade, and let people lounge around their shops for hours buying little to nothing. I would be a meaner giant.

But I pretty much hate their coffee and feel even worse about their old pastry program. It was an affront to carbs.

But in their infinite wisdom, the overlords at Starbucks recognized that they were forcing terribleness down America’s throats. We, ‘Merica, were buying those terrible pastries anyways, so it is all the more impressive that Starbucks decided to make a change.

Enter La Boulange. Via a $100 million buyout, Starbucks is rolling out a totally revamped menu of baked goods with recipes from the La Boulange kitchen. Was that money well spent?

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Starbucks Screws Up Another Pastry – Morning Bun Update

1 Feb

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After very mildly raving about a pastry at Starbucks that stood out from the pastry case by not being terrible, I come, hat in hand, to apologize to my ones of readers to deliver the bad news — EVERYTHING IN THE STARBUCKS PASTRY CASE IS STILL TERRIBLE.

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Starbucks Morning Bun – a Not Terrible Starbucks Pastry

15 Nov

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I had a morning bun at Starbucks finally. I had seen it the last few times I’ve been to Starbucks but had refrained because of the inevitable feelings of disappointment that follow each bite of Starbucks baked goods. But hey, this was not bad . . .

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