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Can You Have Your Cake Pop And Afford To Eat Lunch, Too?

Cake Pops.

They’re nothing new.

No, Starbucks did not invent them. There are cake pop cookbooks and recipes (yes, even vegan friendly recipes) all over the internet. Brides have provided them as whimsical, easy treats to serve at their receptions. Dieters have raved about these trendy two-bite sweet satisfying indulgences. There is even a Facebook page devoted to cake pop enthusiasts.

So, to see that Starbucks has jumped on the bandwagon has not surprised me in the least.

What surprises me?

The price.

$1.50 a pop. (Ba-dum-bum! Cue cymbals.)

Are you kidding me? That’s 75 cents a bite.

Per bite.

Now, before today, I’ve never broken down the number of sips in my beloved Caramel Macchiato. And I’m embarrassed to say that yes, I indulge on this Starbucks $4.51 treat more often than I should. Depending on the urgency to get my caffeine/sugar fix, it takes about 30 sips to finish my drink (yep, I actually counted.) That would be approximately 15 cents a sip.

A far cry from .75, wouldn’t you say?

I’m not saying that 15 cents a sip isn’t indulgent. It is. Especially when I can create a suitable substitute at home for about 8 cents a cup. (Yes, I figured that out, too. I used to teach math. What can I say?) 

But 75 cents a bite boggles my mind?

Who is buying into this hype? And is it worth it?

Can you have your cake pop and afford to eat lunch, too?

Inquiring minds want to know!

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Sweet Greet or Tasteless Treat?

My friend’s husband travels all over for business. Each hotel offers different amenities. Some offer sweet treats. At a recent stay at a luxury hotel in the Washington D.C. area, look what he found in his room…

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A white chocolate “White House” with 4 dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses inside.

Now me? I thought it was cute. A playful gift. My husband, on the other hand, thought it was offensive. And remember. We tend to balance each other well because I’m usually the glass half full gal and he’s the glass half empty guy.

But what do you think?

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