Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Why are Starbucks (and other coffee house) pastries so awful?

A dozen baristas in a dozen stores came up with the same answer. "They're baked locally and delivered to us fresh every day," they said earnestly.

"Then why," I asked a young man at Friars Road who was packing my pastry into two cardboard boxes, "does that box you're filling say Hill Country Bakery, San Antonio, Texas?"



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