Veganism is gaining ground. And there can be no doubt about that when Starbuck's starts offering vegan baked goods!
I found this post today, talking about how Starbuck's has been modifying their menu to appeal to a more health-conscious consumer. They are offering low-fat versions of some of their beverages, and vegan baked goods, all in an effort to regain some of their waning market share.
GreenChefs (Jana) writes:
But what about the high calorie cakes and brownies that are so tempting to go with your Skinny Soy Mocha on an afternoon Starbucks run. Now, to keep up with the virtuous “skinny” theme, Starbucks has added 1.5 g fat, low sugar, dairy and egg free brownies to their menu for $1.95. I’m not a Starbucks fan or a coffee fan for that matter, so I haven’t tried these. According to some reviewers they are pretty good and they say the chocolate icing tastes like any other rich icing, yet the cake part is a bit on the chewier side. They are not organic, but are obviously a healthier option.
In looking at the Starbuck's website, I couldn't find anything listed about the brownies, at least not in our immediate area. Which is shocking, since we live in Los Angeles, one of those places you'd expect to be considered vegan-friendly (see our post Best Places to Live --If You're a Vegan).
In an interesting side note, Starbuck's was closed tonight. Yes, you read that correctly. Every Starbuck's in the entire United States was closed for three hours this evening to re-train their staff (see this article in the San Francisco Gate). Dunkin Donuts took advantage of this opportunity to offer FREE lattes (see Dunkin Donuts Press Release). It's days like this that I wish I drank coffee, Now, when are they going to offer vegan donuts? Mmmm, donuts... It can't be long now, it seems like everyone is going vegan!