Can you guess what is being sold to you? It has "uninhibited flavor".
Click the picture to enlarge it. Then you can read the small print to at least find out who is selling something to you. The secret is revealed on the next page of the paper. My local branch doesn't seem to be participating in this product roll-out in favor of a different new product.
Here's another MM post featuring a musically themed beverage advertisement.
Here's another article about the Times' red ink. It has this quote:
The decline in advertising, fueled by a weak real estate market, has boosted the copy-to-ads ratio above the industry target of 50-50, giving readers more stories than they can digest
Opera Tags: Starbucks. . . opera singer. . . mayor resigns. . . LA Times. . . staff cutbacks