January 19, 2011

I Speak Italian

Word has been circulating lately about the newest drink size offered (for iced drinks, only) by Starbucks.  Currently, as you must know by now, Starbucks offers three sizes for all of its drinks; Tall (12 oz.), Grande (16 oz.), and Venti (20 oz.).  The company just announced that it will be offering a new, larger size portion for iced coffees, called "Trenta."  Now, if you're paying attention, you'll notice that Starbucks uses fancy Italian names for its sizes instead of the American small-medium-large.  In Italian, Venti translates to twenty; following that line of thinking, Trenta translates to thirty; therefore, a Trenta-sized iced coffee equals 30 ounces of liquid.  That seems a like a lot, especially when you take a look at the graphic below...

Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn't it?  (via)


  1. OMG! If I was even thinking of ordering a drink this big, I won't now. Also, I don't do "healthy" at Starbucks, cause I consider it a splurge. So, my typical drink at this size would be about 1,000 calories...For sure!

  2. LOL, that chart is hilarious and disgusting at the same time. Yikes!