Small Packages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a Starbucks mini peanut butter cupcake … and it was yummy! Honestly I had never much been tempted by these bitty things before, but Saturday night I met a couple cool writer chicks for hours of great chat and needed a little sugar energy with my coffee, so I figured hey why not try one? The chocolate cake was packed with flavor, the PB frosting thick and creamy with a rich little chunk of candy for a perfect finish.

This is the first pastry from Starbucks since the Holiday Gingerbread I can praise unreservedly. And at 180 calories per PB cupcake as opposed to 480 in the HG, nicely done!

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17 responses to “Small Packages

  1. Oh God, now I’m hungry.

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  2. I like their tiramisu cake pops. They don’t taste like tiramisu, but they’re good nevertheless, and just right for someone counting calories, watching sugar intake and pennies, but who occasionally needs a little splurge for the good of the spirit.

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  3. Nicely nicely.

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  4. I wonder if those would be good if you shoved, like, four of them into your mouth at the same time, and then a bunch of popcorn.

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  5. Oh I thought this was all about me. Whenever people say “small package,” I know they are thinking of me.

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  6. Erik, you may be small but perhaps you’re big where it counts. 😉

    Small: Due to now being at dial up speed, my former bumptious, garrulous self has been reduced to a mere wisp; even making a comment takes forever. Oh well; at the end of the month it will be back to normal.

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  7. You know, Starbucks has been steadily and insidiously improving their baked goods for years now. Remember those awful carboard scones from the late 90’s? Blech. But now I can reliably assume that anything there that looks good, will be good. Call me a Suburban Monster all you like, but if I have to go to Target, there’s nothing better than a piece of pumpkin bread from the in-store Starbucks to ease the pain. Their pumpkin bread is SO GOOD.

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