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Starbucks gets even bigger

(article, Culinate staff)

You're probably not thinking about refreshing summer drinks right now, but Starbucks is. The coffee chain recently announced plans to introduce a new chilled-drink size in May that tops 30 ounces. Naturally, the beverage size has been dubbed the Trenta (that's Italian for "thirty," in case you weren't sure). Starbucks says it was simply responding to customer demand, but as the Canadian paper the National Post pointed out, a 31-ounce drink contains more liquid than the average human stomach can handle. That hasn't stopped Americans from guzzling similar-sized drinks, however, at such chains as McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts. Gulp.