Several weeks ago I was surprised to see that starbucks had a totally different line of pastries. It used to be that Starbucks pastries were just sort of OK-- that's *if* you liked it in the first place, but generally they weren't really worth your calories or money. Usually you could attribute starbucks pastries to a "bad day."
I tried the oatmeal cookie. It was warm, spicy, filling, RELATIVELY low in calories, and something I'd actually look forward to eating. My next visit I tried the chocolate croissant, then the ham and cheese square, then the meringue chocolate cookie...it's getting BAD because these are all so delicious by my measure...so buttery, and warm.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a culinary destination by any means, but for the everyday grind, when you don't have any cash or time to wait for pourover/local pastries, isn't this MUCH better than what they used to have?
I was surprised to see that the general reaction of the public has been "omg its more expensive for LESS food and its crappy n frozen omg!!"
am I the only one who likes this change?