Meet Beautiful Existence – the Seattle woman who has planned to only eat food and drink from Starbucks for a whole year!
First off, let’s begin with her name, because I know that’s what all you lot are wondering about. We aren’t quite sure if her parents were hippies, or if she changed it herself, but we can tell you that Beautiful Existence is her legal name!
Anyways, Ms Existence plans to spend the whole of 2013 only ingesting Starbucks items and has already started researching her project by popping into the establishment and picking up some nutritional information. She said that friends have warned her that it’s going to cost her a lot of money and that she’s going to gain weight, but she remains adamant to stick to it and sounds excited about the challenge. She said; “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.”
Luckily for Ms Existence, Starbucks bought out tea company Tazo Tea and juice specialists Evolution Fresh last year, so she’ll also get to choose from their range of products too.
So far, she’s been keeping track of her receipts and has spent an average of $18.79 a day on food and drink from Starbucks. If she keeps going at this rate, she stands to have spent the best part of $7,000 on food during the course of 2013.
In case you were wondering, Ms Existence is not being sponsored by Starbucks for this challenge nor is she an employee of the company. So that begs the question, why? Well apparently Ms Existence really enjoys setting year-long challenges for herself. One such challenge included spending an entire year shopping only at Goodwill.
The aim of her Starbucks challenge however is to document how communities benefit from Starbucks. She said;
“The company pays good benefits for part-time workers. That’s where my money is going…We’re really lucky and I would say actually spoiled as Americans because we have all these different eating options…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.”
Whatever floats your boat I guess!
You can follow Ms Existence’s progress on her blog, 1 Year of My Life.