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Starbucks Cuts Trans Fats in Los Angeles, Other Cities

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Good news for all of us who rely on the local Starbucks for our morning coffee and donut(s) and made some sort of resolution to eat healthier. Although the pastries in that beautiful glass case are still the most gastronomically insipid fare we've ever tasted, they are now free of this year's unhealthy buzzword(s), Trans Fats. Starbucks announced that they are cutting these hydrogenated fats, found in products like Crisco, from the food products in nearly fifty percent of all stores starting today, with Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Portland leading the way.

That being said, the nutrition information is missing from many Starbucks stores and we get attitude when we ask the calorie content of some products. Starbucks also just started offering the Cinnamon Dolce in sugar-free format, sweetened with sucralose (the sugar-like sweetener found in the Splenda brand), but the flavor leaves a lot to be desired. So for the time being we'll keep eating our breakfast at home, and grab a cup of joe from "The Buck" only when nothing else is available.

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