Starbucks Offends Customer!

Do you know how many calories are in your Starbucks coffee?

A Starbucks customer was highly offended by the writing placed on his coffee. This man, who asked to remain anonymous, purchased a Grande White Mocha that had written, “Diabetes here I come”. Little did the Starbucks employee know, the man has two sisters who have been fighting Type 1 Diabetes since they were young. Thus, the man was triggered by the comment and wrote back on the cup, “2 of my sisters are diabetic, so … not funny.”

The angered customer sent a picture of the Mocha to the store manager who is working to fix the problem and said, “We strive to provide an inclusive and positive experience for our customers, and we’re disappointed to learn of this incident. We are working directly with the customer to apologize for his experience, and with our partners (employees) to ensure this does not happen again.”

So how many calories are in your Starbucks coffee? The answer is unbelievable- The Grande White Mocha above is a 16 oz. with 470 calories. Thus, Starbucks has been under fire for how unhealthy some of their drinks are. To put in perspective how much 470 calories is, imagine more calories than a double-cheese burger from McDonald’s!

Shocking Starbucks nutrition facts can be found here.

Justin Bieber Concert in Salt Lake City, Utah Highlights

Justin Bieber stopped in Salt Lake City for his “Purpose” Tour last Saturday. The entire concert was sold out with an occasional scalper here and there giving a few lucky fans the chance to see Bieber in person. The Introduction to the concert can be found here.

Thousands of excited Justin Bieber “Belieber’s” filled the Vivint Smart Home Arena to see Bieber. If you are wondering what a true Belieber is than here is your answer from the urban dictionary:

  1. Belieber– One who is an obsessive fan of Justin Bieber.
Sentence: Once I saw his face, I was a Belieber.
     2. Belieber– A person who loves Justin Bieber and Beliebes in everything that he can do.

Sentence: I am a Belieber because I respect Justin Bieber and I believe in him.
      3. Belieber– Belieber is a HUGE Justin Bieber’s fan. Fan and Belieber is really different, Fan will leave him just because a little thing, but Belieber is not going to leave him even though the biggest thing that can break a relationship.
      4. Belieber-A ‘Belieber’ is a fan girl of teeny bopper sensation Justin Bieber. They are usually between the age of 10-15. A lot of them spend most of their life on Twitter where they:
Tweet about how much they love Justin Bieber
Shout-out other ‘beliebers’
-Use a lot of tags like #ifollowback or #teamfollowback.

Other twitter users who are not beliebers (and/or above the age of 15) get rather annoyed by the insane amount of ‘beliebers’ on Twitter and counter act with tags like #Justinbeibersucks.

Beliebers are also well known for fainting at Justin Bieber concerts/appearances. They are also well known for covering their room and school books with pictures of Justin Bieber.

Highlights of the concert can be found here.

 

Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid: La Liga El Clasico

Today, April 2, 2016, Barcelona will take on heavy rival Real Madrid. Both teams are contending for La Liga Standings. Currently, Barcelona is at the top of the division while Real Madrid trails in third behind Atlético Madrid.

Predicted Barcelona Line-Up for today:  (4-3-3)  

                           Bravo

Alves – Piqué – Mascherano – Alba

       Rakitic – Busquets – Iniesta

        Messi – Suárez – Neymar

Predicted Real Madrid Line-Up for today: (4-3-3)

                        Navas

Carvajal – Pepe – Ramos – Marcelo

        Modric – Casemiro – Kroos

         Bale – Benzema – Ronaldo

Go Barcelona!

Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” is now available on Spotify and Apple Music

Kanye the “Kan” Artist

Originally, Kanye West had announced that the much anticipated album, The Life of Pablo , would be exclusively available on Tidal. Guess not. The new album is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. This is not an April Fools Joke!

Kanye’s plan, with the con of lots of criticism, worked well, as he was able to get 250 million streams on Tidal in the first 10 days of its release as customers thought it was the only way to get the album. Thus, Kanye sold his album for an expensive price getting new subscribers to Tidal before announcing today that he would release the album to the public. Not a bad business plan if you ask me. Not the best reputation builder though either.

 

Drake-“Controlla” featuring Popcaan and “These Days” Leaked

Two of Drake’s songs that will be in his future album, Views From the Six, titled “Controlla” and “These Days” have been leaked to the public this morning. Views From the Six is the most anticipated album to be planned to release to the public this Summer ’16.

Drake’s-“Controlla”featuring Popcaan is a down-tempo Caribbean jam. Drake uses a very subtle amount of Auto-Tune as he sings for a girl who attempts to control him by playing games. Nonetheless, we get a good feel for the song’s island-influenced 808’s and simple keyboard melody. Song can be found here.

Drake’s-“These Days”is a pop song that is a cover of Jackson Browne’s song “These Days”.

Fun Fact about Drake: His real name is Aubrey Graham.

 

 

Madagascar is Short on Vanilla: Ice-Cream Prices Will Rise Summer ’16

Vanilla Prices Will Spike

Many ice-cream fans might take vanilla for granted, but the beans are actually bold aromatics that are becoming increasingly popular in the health movement for natural and organic ingredients in food.

The problem is not with the demand for Vanilla, but for the lack of supply. Believe it or not, Madagascar, the African island nation is one of the world’s leading vanilla-bean producers. In Madagascar last year, a very poor harvest has led us to believe that Vanilla prices will rise this upcoming Summer ’16.

The price of vanilla beans has more than tripled in the last year. Quality vanilla now goes for $250/kilogram versus $80/kilogram a year ago.

The price boost is attributed not only to lower supply, but poorer quality. Some growers harvested the beans prematurely.

That means cakes, ice cream or even perfume could face rising prices,  Some companies are even going as far as searching for alternatives to avoid sourcing the more expensive vanilla.