Right, I’m really mad about this!…..
On a daily basis, I (used to) head to Starbucks to order my favorite drink and snack – A Mocha Frappacino with Blue Berry Muffin.
Upon my return back to Kuwait from Dubai, I was mortified to learn that Starbucks had changed their Muffin Supplier from “Le Notre’s” Bakery to an in-house “Al-Shaya” bakery. Here’s what I immediately noticed:
- The muffins had been on a diet. They were MUCH smaller than before – no surprise that the price hadn’t changed.
- The muffins had lost their crunchy, crystallized sugar granules which made the ‘tops’ so tasty.
- The muffins had been baked for too long, they looked over cooked and were much drier than before.
- The muffins had lost their blue berries. Yep, most of them had vanished to be replaced by more sponge.
I vented my frustration to the SB server but he just smiled and said ‘sorry, the company have changed their baker.’ Well, it looks like my 3 year love affair with SB has finally come to an end. It’s a shame that it had to end this way – I will miss them a lot.
Gone but never forgotten. Rip Muffins.