New Starbucks Trenta Cup Bigger Than Human Stomach

Canada's National Post has a great infographics department, and comes up with this clever comparison of an average human stomach to Starbuck's new 916 millilitre Trenta Cup, that is creeping up on the Big Slurpee. (1.18 litre).

According to Reuters, the cup will be available only for iced coffee, iced tea and iced tea lemonade drinks in the United States and drinks will top out at 230 calories. That certainly differentiates them from their competition:

McDonald's Corp, the world's biggest fast-food restaurant chain, has taken direct aim at Starbucks with frappes, fruit smoothies and espresso drinks such as lattes and cappuccino. It also has lured customers by selling 32-ounce (946.4 ml) sweet tea drinks for $1 each.

U.S. convenience stores, which have been taking on restaurant chains with an expanded selection of low-cost, quick-serve fare, for years have sold fountain drinks in large sizes, including 32 ounces and 64 ounces (1.9 L).

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Still, one really has to wonder why anyone would purchase a drink bigger than their stomach. Unless stomachs are larger in the 14 states, including Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Hawaii and Arizona, where it is being unleashed.

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