Dessert yesterday was this darling little mini brownie from Pret A Manger, along with an afternoon cup of coffee.
I don’t generally drink coffee in the afternoon anymore, but since I’m back up at the reception desk, and since these last few weeks at the desk job are absolutely snail-ing by, and since I want to bang my head into a wall more than ever before at having to sit here day in and out, answering the phone and staring at a wall, I’ve been getting afternoon coffees to keep me from falling asleep or strangling an innocent delivery person.
The brownie was very yummy, and is handmade with all-natural ingredients and that makes me feel good about the world. And the coffee was organic. Yay, world.
I do, however, have some upsetting news relating to Pret A Manger, which is one of my favorite places to grab healthy, fresh lunch in New York. Or it was – until something unfortunate happened.
You know how I love their harvest cookie? And how I’m always raving about how yummy they are and how I’ve told you before that they’re only 180 calories? Well GUESS WHAT. Pret must have updated their calorie info because I walked in there yesterday to find that the harvest cookie is now listed as having 350 calories! And all this time I’ve been thinking I’m getting away with a 180 calorie cookie! Unreal.
Needless to say, I was pissed. I guess the benefit of having calories listed on some menus in New York City isn’t always, uh…beneficial.
I knew it was too good to be true. That damn harvest cookie is like a small meal. And now I know why. I should have trusted my instincts. This happened once before with the margaritas at Chipotle. They went from being listed as having 90 calories to suddenly boasting 210. GAH! Get your facts straight people!