At every Starbucks counter you can pick up a Starbucks Nutrition guide
that clues you in on exactly how many calories each drink contains, as
well as fat content, cholesterol content, trans fat, and saturated fat.
You can even look up how much protein is in your drink as well as
essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium
and iron. Oh, and one last essential nutrition fact that coffee
drinkers might like to know – you can look up the caffeine content of
every drink as well.
So just how bad does Starbucks do in the nutrition rankings in terms of
fat and calories? Of course the obvious high calorie drinks are the
ones that are loaded with full milk and whipped cream – those don’t do
so well – but those aren’t your only choices at Starbucks.
A tall coffee with no additions of cream, syrup or sugar is about 5
calories with 10 milligrams of sodium and 240 milligrams of caffeine.
For comparison purposes, there are 55 milligrams of caffeine in a 12
ounce can of Mountain Dew, 34 in a can of Coke and 80 milligrams in a
Red Bull Energy Drink. 1 Vivarin tablet has 200 milligrams of caffeine,
less than a tall coffee at Starbucks. So don’t waste any more money at
the drugstore buying over the counter remedies to keep you alert. Just
A popular selection at Starbucks is a Grande Latte with a pump of
hazelnut syrup. If you go with regular milk, this selection has 310
calories. If you ditch the syrup and switch to nonfat milk you can
reduce that calorie count to 130. Add one pack of sugar in place of the
syrup and you will be at 146 calories. A considerable savings over 310.
The worst thing on the menu is the Venti Frappuccino Blended Crème
Double Chocolate Chip with whipped cream. This double chocolate delight
has approximately 650 calories, depending on how heavy handed your
barrister is with the whipped cream.
A Grande Caramel Macchiato, another very popular selection, weighs in
on the Starbucks nutrition charts with 270 calories if you go with
regular milk, and 190 calories if you go with skim milk. A tall Tazo
Iced Tea has 60 calories, and a Grande Green Tea Latte with skim milk
has 200 calories. Add 60 more calories for regular milk.
Starbucks is motivated to keep your business by offering tips and
advice on the Starbucks nutrition guide that will help you customize
your order according to how many calories you wish to constrain
yourself to. For example, a pump of syrup averages 20 calories and a
dollop of whipped cream is worth anywhere from 60 to 110 calories (a
snack in itself!) You can save 16 calories by using Splenda instead of
sugar and 120 calories by switching from regular to skim milk.
So next time you order an ice cold Frappuccino with whipped cream to
go, pick up the Starbucks nutrition chart and decide if you really want
to consume all those calories while you shop or if there are some smart
substitutions you can make.
With a little thought, Starbuck's Nutrition isn't too bad.
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