The Seattle woman who pledged to spend 2013 eating nothing but Starbucks food has successfully completed her quest. What do you think she ate for her first post-Starbucks meal? A freshly tossed salad at home? A platter of sashimi? Perfectly poached eggs?
Nope. The first meal for Beautiful Existence (yes, real name), she wrote on her blog, was fish and chips at Ivar’s, another local institution. “I spent my birthday there with my family this year and I ate a Starbucks sandwich… so I’ve pretty much known since summer that Ivars fish and chips will always be that hometown Seattle original meal for me!” she wrote.
The woman, a mom of two (her husband and kids didn’t join the challenge), takes on a goal each year, with 2011 devoted to shopping only at Goodwill and 2012 to taking advice from Parents magazine. Eating at Starbucks all year did not cause a Super Size Me sort of nutritional fiasco, especially as she counted in Starbucks-owned stores like Evolution Fresh. It did sound costly, though, with USA Today saying the experiment cost $500 to $600 per month, and $800 the final month.
As CNBC said, the project put the term “Starbucks junkie” in a whole new light.
Her 2014 challenge is to learn every recreational sport available through REI. You can check out her past and present adventures here.