I do not really want to know the calorie count of the Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake that I love so much. I don’t get it a lot, but every once in a while I indulge, eating the bottom half first and saving the top with the perfectly sour, lemony icing for last like a little kid.

I’m not going to have the luxury of keeping my head buried in the sand much longer, though, because starting June 25, Starbucks will be posting calorie counts in all U.S. locations.

The “company say it is taking this step to extend its ‘commitment to wellness’ and to expand its transparency,” but it might not be too long before Starbucks and all restaurant chains with more than 20 locations would have to display calorie counts anyway. The USDA is expected to require it before the end of the year.

Would posted calorie counts at Starbucks or other chain restaurants make you think twice? It might make me change the drink I’m thinking about getting, but when it comes to the lemon pound cake at Starbucks, I can’t imagine wanting a substitute.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Starbucks will soon have calorie counts posted
The coffee chain aims to be more transparent to help people make decisions about what they eat and drink.