Starbucks launches more lower-calorie items


Beginning Tuesday, coffee giant Starbucks is introducing additional lower-calorie beverages and snacks for customers conscious about their waistline.

"Reducing the number of calories – even slightly – can have a great benefit over time," said Katie Thomson, senior nutritionist, Starbucks Coffee Co. in a release. "Saving just 100 calories a day adds up to about 10 pounds of weight loss per year. And we know cutting calories should not mean depriving customers of great taste."