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Been There – Maryland 2

Starbucks Been There – Maryland v2 has two elements updated:
– there was this “nickname”, “Chesapeake State” which didn’t make any sense. I could not find any source which callled Maryland that way. This controversial detail has been replaced with White Oak, official tree of the state.
– “Oh say can you see…” has been replaced with “O say, can you see…” and I am not sure how accurate it is. There are slightly different variations of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” out there in internet.… Read more

Been There – Ontario 2

Here’s the second Canadian BT mug which has been revised – Been There – Ontario v2. The change is much bigger than Canada v2 from my previous post. In particular, Starbucks removed “The Heartland Province” nickname making adjacent elements bigger; the “Ice wine” has been switched with “Icewine”, which is the proper way to call the wine made from grapes that have been left to freeze naturally on the vine.

Been There – Canada 2

Here is another revised BT mug. The change we see in Been There – Canada v2 is really subtle. You actually have to play “spot the difference” game here. If you, like me, could not find it right away, here is the spoiler: the only difference is the comma in the line “The True North, strong and free”, which is a weird decision, since the official text of the Canadian anthem doesn’t have that comma. With this new releases, Starbucks is actually bringing more questions, rather than fixing things.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Romania

There will definitely be more than 10 new ornaments this season. Why? My assumption is, we’re going to get the regular versions of all Christmas Edition minis, plus other countries as well. We’ve already seen Slovakia and here’s another one: You Are Here Ornament – Romania. Since this is a complete copy of the regular mug, please check this post for a full review. … Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Slovakia

An unexpected, but pleasant release – Starbucks You Are Here Ornament – Slovakia. Please note, the full size mug has not been spotted yet. From the ornament:
– Bratislava Castle – the castle in the Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It was built in 9th century on an isolated rocky hill in the middle of the city and was then rebuilt in 1956-1964. Due its size and position it became a symbol of the city. Here’s Interesting fact, since Bratislava is located at the intersection of three countries: Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, you can see other two from the walls of Bratislava Castle
– The Slovak National Uprising Bridge in Bratislava, a.k.a.… Read more

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