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New hybrid dessert at Starbucks sparks uproar Published: October 9, 2013

A food fight has erupted in the UK, after Starbucks announced it had created a new hybrid dessert last week that many argue actually originated at a small London bakery, according to Good Morning America.

The site reports "duffin" is a doughnut-muffin cyborg sweet that combines buttermilk and nutmeg in the batter before being baked, is stuffed with raspberry jam, dunked in melted butter and then dusted with sugar.

Bea's of Bloomsbury, which operates four cafes in London known for afternoon tea services, have been serving the treats under the nickname since at least 2011. But when Starbucks debuted its own similar version of the dessert on Friday, they made no mention of any forbears in promotional copy -- and they trademarked the name, GMA reports.

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