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Forum staff reports, Published January 14 2013

Seattle woman to only eat, drink Starbucks products in 2013

SEATTLE – A Seattle woman is undertaking a New Years’ resolution of corporate proportions.

Beautiful Existence – yes, that’s her legal name – will only eat and drink products from Starbucks this year.

“I’ve been going in and getting their nutrition by the cup charts for all their serving sizes,” she told MyNorthwest.com. “I’m already getting a feel for what to eat – the plain nut pack as a snack because it only has 190 calories, compared to the piece of pumpkin bread.”

Existence, who does not work for Starbucks and isn’t getting paid by the company, designs year-long challenges for herself, one of which involved only buying stuff from Goodwill.

She tells MyNorthwest.com she will document her experience to show how communities benefit from Starbucks.

“The company pays good benefits for part-time workers. That’s where my money is going,” she says.

About a week into the project, she was averaging $18.79 a day on food and drink from the coffee megachain.

“We’re really lucky and I would say actually spoiled as Americans because we have all these different eating options,” she adds.

“You go to all these other countries and they don’t have these luxuries. Really? Is it really going to be that hard for one year of my life to limit my menu? We’ll find out.”

Source: MyNorthwest.com