The Internet Is Freaking Out About These Starbucks Cookies — Can You Guess Why?
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When you look at this cookie, what do you see? A cheerful, cuddly-looking polar bear in a festive-yet-practical scarf? Or perhaps you see something more macabre.
Yes, there is another holiday controversy brewing at Starbucks this season, and this time it’s about polar bears.
The coffee chain has brought the Internet into a frenzy with their attempt at creating a cute seasonal treat that many say turned out to look like…well, as with all important issues of our time, we’ll let the good people of Twitter take it from here.
One commenter even threw in a Game of Thrones reference.
Another is already planning his Halloween costume…
And, finally, at least one guy has a positive outlook on the situation.
Hey, maybe Starbucks is just trying to make a political statement about the looming threat to the polar bear population posed by climate change! Okay, might be a stretch. What do you think: Innocent or gruesome? Sound off in the comments below.
UPDATE: Apparently all the fuss was over nothing, since a Starbucks rep has confirmed that the coffee chain discontinued these cookies in 2010.
—Shay Spence, @chezspence