My weekday routine begins with a stop at my local Bathurst and Eglinton Starbucks with my carpool. While the yummy drinks always kick-start my system (and sometimes yield annoying parking tickets), they also are a constant source of laughter for my friends. Known for my eccentric, complicated ways, my friends enjoy teasing me about my obsession with splash-sticks.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with splash-sticks, they are the little green sticks you see plugging the sip holes on Starbucks cups. And, as you can see below, I am not the only one who uses these handy green sticks.
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My short-in-a-tall-cup, soy, sugar free vanilla, americano misto is always complemented by a splash stick. Not only do they help keep my drink warm on the drive to school (by keeping the cold air out), but they also prevent spills. My clothes are forever indebted to Starbucks for keeping them coffee-stain free.
Notice how well the green splash stick complements the red holiday cup?