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  1. lexiemom
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 17:28:07

    Never really understood why there was a mermaid on their coffee cups. Now that they’ve taken away the name around the border, it makes even less sense. But…what do I know?
    Not being a coffee fan, I might go in just to buy one of the sweets. They all look really scrumptious!


    • allycatadventures
      Mar 10, 2011 @ 17:47:47

      @lexiemom – Here’s the answer, straight from the mouth of Starbucks:

      “Let’s go all the way back to 1971, to when Starbucks was first coming to be. In a search for a way to capture the seafaring history of coffee and Seattle’s strong seaport roots, there was a lot of poring over old marine books going on.

      “Suddenly, there she was: a 16th century Norse woodcut of a twin-tailed mermaid, or Siren. There was something about her – a seductive mystery mixed with a nautical theme that was exactly what the founders were looking for. A logo was designed around her, and our long relationship with the Siren began …

      “She is a storyteller, carrying the lore of Starbucks ahead, and remembering our past. In a lot of ways, she’s a muse –always there, inspiring us and pushing us ahead.”


  2. Karyn @ kloppenmum
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 20:56:03

    Oh man. Those cake-pops look great. Never heard of cake-pops before, are they particular to Starbucks?


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