Tell Starbucks to Rethink Its Coffee Supersizing
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Tell Starbucks to Rethink Its Coffee Supersizing

    1. Brie Cadman
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      Brie Cadman

      Charlottesville, VA


One of the main contributors to the obesity epidemic in America is our oversized portions. Compared with only a few decades ago, sizes of everything from bagels and pizza slices to soda and coffee have increased dramatically. Some companies and outlets are recognizing that providing huge portions of cheap food isn’t helping the obesity epidemic and have started to return their sizing to a more “normal” amount.

But not Starbucks. They already offer some of the largest, most calorie-dense “coffee” drinks out there and now, they are introducing something even bigger: a new cup size called the “Trenta.” It’s a whopping 31 ounces of beverage – larger than the size of the stomach. At 916 milliliters, it’s larger than a bottle of wine (750ml).

While it’s true that plain coffee and tea have very few calories, the Trenta presents an opportunity for normalizing excessive consumption and huge portions. Numerous studies have shown that increasing portion sizes have contributed to the obesity epidemic and that when given food in large containers, people tend to consume more.

Starbucks is planning to make the beverage available nationwide in May. Tell them to make the responsible decision by halting the introduction of the Trenta. 


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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Brie Cadman
      Petition Organizer

      It's not about the calories in the drink per se, it's about the portion distortion that normalizes excessive consumption of food and drink:

    3. Brie Cadman
      Petition Organizer

      Using your brain to avoid weight gain -- by fighting portion inflation:

    4. Starbucks Introduces New "Trenta" Size -- Larger than the Average Stomach

      Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Just in case you weren't satisfied with Starbucks' largest size,  the 24-ounce Venti, the company has recently decided to introduce something even bigger -- the "Trenta", coming in at a whopping 31 ounces.
      While some Starbucks fans might consider...


    Reasons for signing

    • Lana Touchstone VALLEJO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I've liked Starbucks ever since working in Seattle in the late 1980's when it became my coffee of choice. But come on, no one needs super-sized drinks.


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