Starbucks is evil...and not because they're all corporate or whatever but because they KNOW I like black & white cookies and are prepared to force me to eat them despite my best efforts to avoid them. The Starbucks in Annapolis used to have them in the case, and it was everything I could do to not buy one and gulp it down when the going got tough. I was relieved, therefore, when I started my new job Downtown and none of the 3+ Starbucks in walking distance carried the cookies. Alas, yesterday, I walk in to get a half-caf (not following doc's orders as closely now) coffee and--do my eyes deceive me?--see a packet of two black & white cookies by the register. Apparently, they're something new. Why, Starbucks, why!?! I have so far avoided temptation. The one thing they have going for them is that for some reason, I find prepackaged B&Ws less appealing. Now, if they take them out of the packaging and put them on a plate or in a case, they become much more appealing to me, but in plastic, I'm less inclined to indulge. However, there are times when one gets very desperate...and I don't like knowing that they're so close at hand. Sigh.