Thursday 20 January 2011 9.58am
I heard on the news this morning that in fourteen states, (so far,) accross America, 'Starbucks
' have introduced a new cup size for their coffee. It's called the 'Trenta' and it holds 31 fluid ounces. If my reckoning is correct, this is a fraction over a pint and a half. The capacity of an adult human stomach is, on average, two pints. Not much room left for anything else then, unless you want to gorge yourself. This is not intended as an easy swipe at our American cousins, but unfortunately what goes on over there has a habit of being repeated over here. I often wish we would choose a better role model. When we are constantly being advised to eat and drink sensibly, our friends accross the pond with their 'Supersize' this and 'Supersize' that, seem happy to continue proving that they can out-glutton anybody.