When I called one location early this afternoon, they were down to only three! Every Starbucks employee I spoke with said they were really good, too!
So how did this all happen? It was only a few weeks ago that I posted the photo of my Starbucks cup, pleading for more vegan options to be sold; a campaign started by Compassion Over Killing with the help of steadfast animal advocate and journalist, Jane Velez-Mitchell.
When I heard the news about the vegan passionfruit cupcakes, I had to find out more! Here’s my interview with the innovative cupcake creator and talented chef, Mariana Cortez.
Jackie Day: Congrats Mariana! Did Starbucks reach out to you? Or did you approach them?
“Starbucks reached out to us. They were looking for a vendor partner in Miami because they were opening a new community store in Miami Gardens. They had a few options and companies to choose from but the only vegan and gluten free [treat] was our cupcake, and they chose us ! We started talking with Seattle representatives back in May and finally announced our partnership this past Friday October 13.”
Jackie Day: Do you think Starbucks will expand the sale of vegan products throughout the United States?
JACKIE DAY: Did they put a time limit on the sale of cupcakes? For example, will they only be sold until a specific date?
Jackie Day: How long have you been vegan?
Jackie Day: This is all so wonderful! How does selling your cupcakes at Starbucks make you feel?
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- 11715-52 Curtiss Pkwy
- 13940-5711 NW 7th St
- 17086-1690 NE Miami Gardens Drive
- 21315-NW 41st St & NW 114th Ave
- 27734-NW 36th St & NW 72nd Ave
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- 7964-95th St & 2nd Ave
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- 8507-6320 Biscayne Blvd
- 8647-8012 NW 154th St
- 8868-8th Ave & 49th St
OK, Starbucks… send em’ to the West Coast now, will ya? We love VEGAN cupcakes here, too!
Jackie Day has been vegan for over 30 years and is the author of the new book The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You (St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan)