Huh. I used to be a StarBuck's regular, buying coffee for myself, and treats for my two kids (ages 6 and 8)... but lately, the pastry selection looks like it was produced by a 4th-grade craft class, and prices have skyrocketed.
So, what's the deal? Am I the only one who has noticed this? Is this a local phenomena to SouthWestern Washington, or is it true at all company stores?
But really, the stores around here are charging $1.75 to $2.75 for these small, wrinkled brown cookies that look like the grab bag of 100 for $2.00 bargain at Walmart. For the prices that StarBucks is charging, I expect a large, gourmet cookie, not a nasty little smudge.
Is it just me? Am I over-reacting?
Lately I've been avoiding StarBucks, and buying all of my coffee at Peet's Coffee or Di Tazza (a local mom 'n pop shop which has HUGE cookies, for about the same price as the StarBuck's bargain-basement cookies). This is a much better use of my consumer dollars.