Thursday, April 09, 2009
Starbucks to Stater Brothers - Thursday 4/9/209
I have been reading a lot about food lately. And I listen to KCRW's Good Food every week. And like most of you I eat food every day.
But it sure seems like it's popping up on my blog more and more.
Anyway, I tried Starbucks' "Perfect Oatmeal" this morning, along with a latte. They're promoting these $3.95 breakfast combos to offset the popular belief that all coffee at Starbucks is $4.00 a cup.
No, that's only if you don't really like coffee and are really looking for hot Baskin-Robbins-like fare. Which is completely legitimate. I like a Carmel Machiatto, a Chai Tea Latte or a Green Tea Frappucino now and again myself.
But I don't go complaining about paying $1.60 for a 12 ounce cup of coffee (that's a short, which you can order, but which is not on the menu.) At most stores, all the sizes are under $2.00. It costs that much for my cuppa joe at Andrew's every day (though there are admittedly--usually--free refills).
Anyway, the oatmeal was pretty good. I added all the provided additives: brown sugar, mixed dried fruit and nuts in separate little packets. Oh, and milk. Mmm.
And no, I'm not a huge fan of the show on the cup. I work on it, and they gave me a travel mug.
I'm not sure whether to be charmed or slightly repulsed by the addition of cucumber fish and boats to the newly refurbished seafood counter at the Stater Brothers grocery in Canyon Country, but I do like to see people being creative in the work place.
It was hard to get a shot with my camera phne that wasn't obscured by the overhead lights.