Starbucks Challenge: Eat Only at Starbucks for 1 Year

by | January 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM | Food

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A Seattle woman has vowed to only eat food from Starbucks (and Starbucks-owned stores) for a year.

By Jessica Chou, Editor

In another Starbucks challenge this week, Seattle resident Beautiful Existence (legal name) has vowed to eat food and drink only at Starbucks-owned companies for a year. That’s a lot of cheesecake pops. (hat tip to Eater) reports that Existence has a habit of creating yearlong challenges, such as only shopping at Goodwill for a year or following advice from Parents magazine.

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Her current project involves eating and drinking at Starbucks, Tazo Tea, and Evolution Fresh (thankfully, all Starbucks-owned) while losing weight. Her plan? “I’m still trying to figure out how I can do sushi,” she told MyNorthwest. “I have two friends who are chefs and I want to see if I can get them to help me tear down some of the products at Evolution Fresh and do something else.”

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Existence doesn’t work for Starbucks, but just wanted to examine how Starbucks benefits communities, as well as bring a female voice into the food challenge world. “Where are the WOMEN challenging themselves in the world?” she wrote on her site. “Where are the effects being shown on a woman’s culture? A woman’s family and children? A woman’s diet, weight, fashion, checkbook, community, and world through challenges?” See: “Julie & Julia.”

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Of course, a lot this is about the role corporations play in food culture, but her reasoning gets fairly philosophical after a while. Head on over to her blog (of course) to read her explanation.

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