21. The Frosted Vegetable RollMay 10, 2008
Starbucks Japan has really done it now. First the Coffee Jelly Frappuccino and now this.
People everywhere must be getting tired of these taste violations, not to mention the readers of this blog, who have to digest the bland prose dedicated to them.
But seriously, what was Starbucks thinking? A frosted cruciferous cake impaled with a tomato creme filling? Worse, this is marketed as a diet product, with calories and fat grams stamped on its placard.
How does a dieter stand a chance against this assault? No wonder the epidemic of obesity is spreading like hives through the Westernized World. If I were a strict dieter held at gunpoint and given the choice between this number and a bar of pure butter, I would eat the butter.
In addition, the cake resembles the normal roll cakes in Japan, leading the consumer to believe he or she is eating something valid and even tasteful. But the first bite reveals the truth–a zap of occult spinach and tomato, leaving an aftertaste of deception and dolor.