One of the questions I recommend people ask themselves before they indulge is, "is it worth the calories?". It's a simple question, and then so's the follow up to a yes - "how much do I need to be happy?".
So I couldn't help but ask myself that when looking at the advertisement for Starbuck's new "Petites".
What are "Petites"?
Think donut holes on a stick.
Really high calorie, single-bite, donut holes.
A single bite that'll buy most women 10% of their total daily calories, and just a bit less than that for men.
The most amazing part for me?
The fact that they advertise their under 200 calorie status as something brag worthy.
10% of your total daily calories in one teeny, tiny, bite isn't brag worthy!
What else is just under 200 calories?
Well in the junk food realm you could choose:
- 1.3 cans of Coca Cola
- 4 Chicken McNuggets
- 1.75 cups of Froot Loops
- 3/4 of an actual whole donut
- Almost an entire Hershey Bar
Just goes to show you that people truly don't have a clue about calories, because if they did, a sign suggesting a cloyingly sweet, bite on a stick, was under 200 calories, wouldn't help with sales.