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The best hot chocolate around
Member Name: Rook252
Advantages: Lovely fresh food and personalised drinks
Starbucks are a very popular chain of coffee houses, who have cafes in thousands of cities throughout the globe. They maintain company standards, so a coffee in one starbucks will taste the same as a coffee in any other, and all their food is batch made and distributed to the individual stores.
That said I always find the food is very fresh, and there is a good range. Ingredients are clearly labelled, as are the prices for take out or eat in. Prices are pretty expensive in Starbucks, there is no denying it. Expect to pay around £3 for a cup of hot chocolate, and about £2 for a muffin or biscuit.
Starbucks are one of those entities, which like Tescos, its cool to hate. And like Tescos, I actually quite like them. The reason they're in every town, is they are successful, and lots of people like them, not because they are a dominant plague. I know the standard of hot chocolate I get here is better than any I get anywhere else in town, so I see no reason not to buy it here. I support my local butcher, local restaurants, and art supply store, but I'm always going to choose the best product for my buck and in this case that means Starbucks.
My fiancee clearly agrees with me. She has a minor addiction to the caramel hot chocolate, and if I ever cause a minor mishap all I have to do is bring home a piece of Starbucks blueberry cheesecake and all is forgiven. As a hot chocolate conesseur she believes it is the best hot chocolate in the UK, although Bewleys in Ireland is better outside the UK.
Often you have to fight for a seat in Starbucks, but then the interior tends to be a nice place to be. Seats are a combination of leather and wood, and all the food is presented neatly in glass cabinets. You can also buy coffee, syrups, mugs etc to take home if you want.
Overall I really like Starbucks, and don't really understand why people have such a hatred of the company just because it is big. I do not agree with the whole 9/11 not giving water to the firemen thing at all, but at the end of the day that was a manegerial call made by one store, and I'm not going to judge a whole chain on the reactions of one manager worried about the bottom line.
Summary: Great chain of coffee houses
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