Annnnnd this is the moment where the world realizes that rape culture is everywhere and a whole lot of people treat it like it's nothing.
Who in their right mind would approve a drink called the 'Date Grape' at a bar where date rape is a very real and scary possibility??
The answer, of course, is the Daiquiri Factory — a new bar in Spokane, Washington. The Date Grape Koolaid was one of 15 special drinks listed on a menu posted to the bar’s Facebook on Friday, and they were met with protests the very next day!
Oh, and well into the weekend it seemed like the bar was ENJOYING the attention!
Online, commenters seemed to be pretty evenly split between anger and support. The bar's management staff itself has NOT responded for comment, but tried to explain themselves on Facebook with a link to a MADtv sketch about a “date grape” drink.
Basically they said to get over it with this disgusting response:
Potheads in Colorado, Maine, and Washington rejoiced on Wednesday as stores selling legalized marijuana officially opened their doors on January 1st, and 32-year-old Sean Azzariti became the first person to get his hand on some of the sticky green!
Azzariti, who is an Iraq war vet and has been campaigning to get weed legalized because it helps alleviate his symptoms from post-traumatic stress disorder, tweeted out:
The popular chain has opened their first business venture that doesn't revolve around coffee. Evolution Fresh is a juice shop that caters to customers seeking products that will help them live a healthier lifestyle, as the president of Starbucks Channel Development said:
"Our customers are looking for a healthier lifestyle. Juice and nutrition is no longer a fad. It's a full-blown trend."
According to sources, the first shop has opened near Seattle in Bellevue, Washington and the menu features a variety of fresh squeezed juices, along with vegan and vegetarian food selections.
As you'll notice in the picture above, the shop has very little to do with Starbucks. In fact, the only mention of the biggest brand in coffee is a menu offering of Starbucks Pike Place Roast for $1.95. Despite the fact that Evolution Fresh will always be the younger sibling of Starbucks in our mind, the company believes their new health and wellness chain is "a brand concept that stands on its own."
One thing this place does have in common with the familiar coffee franchise is the signature price. One hand-crafted juice will cost your wallet $7.99. Will U give Starbucks' new juice a shot?