|Starbucks Blonde: for Ding-a-lings Who Drink Coffee with Pink Straws|
[BTW, I have no idea who that poor girl is with the pink straw. I found the photo here, on a web site that says she is Norwegian -- but if that's true, then I'm sure she is drinking DARK BROWN coffee through her straw. All of the Norwegians I know take their coffee seriously!]
The beans themselves look so unappetizing, like Starbucks forgot to roast them. Are we sure they are even coffee beans? They look suspiciously like a lab-created sunflower seed/lentil bean hybrid. Yuck!
Personally, I want nothing to do with the blonde coffee. I found a couple of reviews online for Starbucks Blonde Roast (here and here) and they were uniformly unfavorable -- apparently it LOOKS like coffee, but lacks flavor and aroma. The nicest thing anyone had to say about the Blonde Roast is that "it's not meant to appeal to people who like coffee, it's meant for people who like Dunkin' Donuts coffee!" It seems Starbucks Blonde would be more aptly named Starbucks Bland or Starbucks Blech. Isn't there a lawyer out there who'd like to launch a class action defamation lawsuit on behalf of the world's coffee-loving blonde people?
Have YOU tried Starbucks Blonde? What did YOU think?