Monday, July 19, 2004
Well today the NPers doing it again. This time, Adam Radwanski feels like a sissy after ordering a vanilla fudge brownie latte at Second Cup. Now, this is Radwanski, and I've already exposed for the English-reading world that Kay has to keep Radwanski on a very short leash, lest the pinko goes out and writes something heretical. But the fact that this topic has popped up again in so many days is nothing less than priceless.And, in the spirit of discussing such important issues as beverage preferences, here are some confessions I must make:
Being from the Left Coast, I drink a fair share of Starbucks, even here in Toronto. I used to drink a lot of those "girlie drinks" myself, but I'm cutting back 'cuz they're loaded with whipped cream and sugar. Now I usually get an iced Americano. Note that in colder weather, I do enjoy the occasional espresso or regular cappuchino.
I don't care if I'm bad-mouthing a Canadian icon more ubiquitous than universal health care: Tim Hortons coffee is weak. For that reason, Timmy is the only place I consistently buy the fat-loaded beverage commonly known as the IceCap: I'd rather drink a cup of half-melted coffee ice cream than a cup of liquid that seems to have been squeezed out of a dirty sock.
The truth is that I don't drink that much coffee anyways, inheriting my mother's trait of finding caffeine a sedative.
I believe there is nothing wrong with buying overpriced coffee-based beverages (to call them "coffee" would be a stretch). It's called the free market.
Certainly when in Europe on a hot summer afternoon I've enjoyed the occasional EisKaffee. In any case none of that is in the same league as a friggin' Strawberry and Cream Frappachino.
Yah I figured the IceCap isn't all that girly. Although I wouldn't drink that with my whooping crane drumsticks.
In any case, it's the fat issue that concerns me, mainly 'cuz I don't get enough exercise to work it off.