AWSI Musings: Starbucks Springs New Cups…

We introduced the “SNapkin” concept in this post. Here’s another to peruse and ponder.  Enjoy!—The Gang


We found it amusing that the whole Starbucks cup thing isn’t a “one and done.” They’ve gone year-round, which is pretty cool. Creativity online did a post on the “spring”** cups that were due to arrive on March 16. It noted:

Come March 16, your lattes and red eyes will come in these pastel-colored containers, featuring either a blank white circle or ones adorned with whimsical illustrations such as a smiling sun, an umbrella and an adorable bunny. The design and illustrations were created by Starbucks’ in-house team.

We tracked this down from a post on the Starbucks website:

“Starbucks is celebrating the season with its first-ever spring hot beverage cup, available beginning March 16 at Starbucks® stores in the United States and Canada for a limited time.

Let’s see… Spring begins March 20 and Easter is nearly one month later — April 16. So why do such a limited run?

Social media ran with the story and there were numerous humorous takes.

AWSI, This only available for a few days, this is yet another ploy by a food provider to drive traffic. It is what it is…

Have you seen any?

**Note: No, it is not the slinky-style spring, but the season spring.


And The Enchanted Jukebox Sez…

Might as well drink up while listening to some Copeland. Here’s a take on Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring (Orchestral suite). It’s 24 minutes of joy.


Thanks for reading!


—Dossie & The Gang

Bonus Content:

Bonus — Our “Billy-esque” Journey through Slinky-Land.

Yup… we went there. To Slinky-Land where we ended up getting the low down on Slinky Dog. It’s head looked mighty familiar. Inspired by Doggie Diner perhaps?

  • The first Doggie Diner was opened by owner Al Ross at 19th Street and San Pablo Avenue in 1948.
  • According to Wikipedia, believe it or not, the Slinky Dog pull toy, a small plastic dog whose front and rear ends were joined by a metal Slinky, debuted in 1952.

So maybe yes!

Also, worth noting as our #SCMF research unearthed this — Slinky Dog got an update for Pixar’s “Toy Story.”

And more backstory on the Pixar-update to Slinky dog can be found here.

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