Starbucks Bans Blonde Jokes

01/13/2012 11:05 am ET | Updated Mar 14, 2012

Starbucks launched its new, mellower "Blonde" roast this week, and it doesn't want to hear any baristas sniggering about the name.

"We were told at a regional rally there are absolutely no Blonde jokes to be told around the coffee whatsoever. It will be a written offense if so," a worker writes at Starbucks Gossip.