On Tuesday, Starbucks introduced a redesigned Siren logo, special merchandise, a new blend and petite sweets to celebrate 40 years of teaching the world the difference between tall, grande and venti. Those Seattle folk certainly know how to throw a party, and it continues Thursday with a deal too adorable to pass up.
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I introduce to you Starbucks Petites, its new pastry line consisting of small bites. Before, it only served miniature doughnuts; now, it's talking trendy cake pops, sweet squares, tiny cupcakes, even a red-velvet whoopie pie! Eight glorious flavors in all. The notion of dessert-style tapas is delightful for one simple reason: fewer crumbs. Did I forget to mention they are less than 200 calories each?
From Thursday through Saturday, when you purchase a handcrafted beverage, Starbucks will cover dessert. Choose from any of its Petites (unless you get there too late; then it just sucks to be you) and savor the super-sized flavor. Designated dessert hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. only. Now all that's left to decide is what combination to do. I'm thinking vanilla rooibos tea latte paired with a salted caramel sweet square. . . .
A contributing writer for OC Weekly, Anne Marie freelances for multiple online and print publications, and guest judges for culinary competitions. A Bay Area transplant, she graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona. Find her on Instagram as brekkiefan.