The Starbucks Duffin.

We’ve seen a lot of interest in the recent launch of the Starbucks Duffin, and would like to set the record straight for all lovers of the Duffin. Since launching, we have discovered there are other Duffins out there in the UK including at Bea’s of Bloomsbury, which is great news for muffin and doughnut fans across the country.

There has been a lot of social media conversation on the topic and it’s true that our supplier Rich Products, who created our fabulous Duffin has trademarked the name in the UK. However we’d like to make it clear that neither Starbucks nor Rich Products has suggested to Bea’s of Bloomsbury that they will attempt to stop them selling their own Duffins.

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    • marktkelly2002@yahoo.com
    • 08/10/2013 17:12

    Stop being a Caricature of a Global Entity atttempting to swallow up the world.
    Bea's of Bloomsbury, Bea's of Bloomsbury, Bea's of Bloomsbury!

    • JoSm1983
    • 09/10/2013 02:44

    Then can you please change your marketing which states that you invented the Duffin as this is certainly not the case. You copied the idea from another baker and tried to pass it off as your own. Now you have been found out please do the decent thing and set the record straight.

    • mcfarrar
    • 09/10/2013 03:15

    Whoever is in charge of Starbucks marketing is clearly a fool. Didn't they teach you not to plagiarise at school? Think I will try this but at Bea's of Bloomsbury, definitely not at Starbucks.

    • jon@trekamerica.co.uk
    • 09/10/2013 03:41

    It'd be nice if you also stated that you don't plan to enforce this dubious trademark on ANY company selling Duffins rather than just the one who would win any court case you brought anyway. Your PR ***** BTW

    • ok832@my.open.ac.uk
    • 09/10/2013 10:12

    What an interesting case of business ethics this makes! Xtremely disappointed in yous, although a loyal customer for 10+ years and across continents.

    • youdidntinventtheduffin@mailinator.com
    • 09/10/2013 11:58

    Nice one Starbucks. Plan on "inventing" any other things lately? Perhaps your wonderful bakers will come up with a completely new product called a "cupcake" and trademark that too? Stop claiming you invented the Duffin and get rid of the trademark. Simples.

    • mathewbenefer
    • 10/10/2013 03:55

    Personally I think your Marketing department missed a trick naming it the Duffin.

    As it is a cross between a muffin and a doughnut, maybe they should have called it the...

    Muff Nut :-)

    • worzel1970@hotmail.co.uk
    • 12/10/2013 00:28

    Tried it yest for 1st time to me it tastes the same as Victoria sponge
    Cake with jam inside was not impressed at all

    • feneary@gmail.com
    • 07/11/2013 08:28

    I've been making Muffnuts for years now, so none of this is new, you can find recipes for them in various Australian/American muffin cookbooks!
    Also, I have found that calling them Muffnuts gets big smiles!