It was a morning of Freebies at 7th and Montana today as Our Favorite Starbucks unveiled some Bold, New Menu Items. First-up was the Strawberry Banana Vivanno™ Smoothie (pictured above) -- a healthy drink combining a whole banana, strawberry puree and Starbucks' own special blend of whey protein and fiber powder. It looks just like Pepto Bismol. "Would you like some?," asked Barista David. "No thanks," I replied, "Are you sure it's not medicine?" Later, Manager Extraordinaire Gabe made the rounds with free samples of a new Cinnamon Scone. I declined, but Neighbor John readily accepted. "How do you like it?," asked Gabe. "It's OK," said John, and then, after Gabe walked away, he added, "It's dry and has a Very Disconcerting, Chemical Aftertaste." Not to worry, John, I know where you can get some Pepto Bismol ...!