It is really easy for us, as Americans, to take Starbucks, McDonalds, and every other stereotypically “American” eateries for granted. More often than not, we make fun of people who,*gasp*, actually describe a Stabucks coffee as delicious or think a McDonald’s hamburger is damn good.
Well, overseas, “American” brands such as McDonald’s and Starbucks are for the upper crust. A hamburger value meal is oftentimes, more expensive than food you can get at a street stall. For instance, in Korea, Starbucks coffee is easily 4 – 5x more expensive than the US, resulting in a ~$5 USD cup of grande coffee.
With such expense, the overseas markets have to stay pretty creative to keep customers coming in. Starbucks in Korea is doing just that, introducing pudding in milk and chocolate milk flavors. I don’t know about the part of the country you live in, but here in San Francisco, we ain’t got no stinkin’ pudding.
Currently being offers all around Korea. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood, could be a good idea to give a try!