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Cookies AND milk at Starbucks – it’s now possible for Big Guy

Submitted by on Friday, 15 January 2010 No Comment
It's been Boots and my dirty little secret for the past few months.

Every time we go to Starbucks, just the two of us, we gorge. We order cake or brownies or cookies, turbo-charging our caffeine buzz with a heavy dose of sugar.

When Big Guy's with us, though, Boots is back to pressing his nose longingly against the display case. I'm trying to get him to quit doing that - the nostril tracks really aren't attractive. Once in a while they'll have a Rice Krispie treat, and those usually are safe for nut - and egg-allergic Big Guy. But there's also a big honking warning sign that all products could contain nuts, so we never risk it.

At almost more than half the Starbucks in the country, that risk was eliminated this week when the chain signed a deal with Dr. Lucy's to stock the physician-turned-baker's cookies in the coffee houses. The deal is part of Starbucks' expanded menu of lower-calorie options.

The egg- and nut-allergic aren't the only people who will benefit. Many of the products also are gluten-free and vegan as well, according to information posted at

The Virginian Pilot reports that Lucy's cookies will go for $1.50 for a four-pack - which is about at Starbucks' normal price point for food.

Not that Big Guy would know. Soon, though, he will.

Copyright 2010 Debra Legg. All rights reserved.

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