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First there were “tall” drinks. Then “grande.” Then “venti.”

Now, Starbucks is testing 31-ounce “Trenta” drinks - iced teas and iced coffees - in Phoenix and Tampa, hoping to compete successfully with 32-ounce sweet teas being marketed by McDonald’s.

The company maintains that big size does not mean high calorie - unsweetened Trenta drinks are said have fewer than five calories, while sweetened versions have fewer than 200 calories.

The move by Starbucks is part of continued sniping between it and McDonald’s, as the latter company recently introduced frappes to compete with Starbucks’ Frappuccinos.
KC's View:
At my age, just reading the words “31 ounce drink” makes me look around for a men’s room.