‘TODAY’ says that flavored coffee drinks have calories

If you missed it, this morning the Today show let us know in their Drink This Not That segment, many flavoried coffee drinks where covered. The guest speaker was the author of Eat This, Not That! 2011: Thousands of easy food swaps .

As you would expect… big drinks with lots of syrups and whole milk is like eating a lot of candy. Well, calories wise, it isn’t the best thing for you. Before folks get really excited, what we comparing the calories against? If a person has a drip coffee and four donuts, they could have skipped the crumbs and just had a tasty drink. All fun aside, it is an eye opener on how the calories count up. Here is the info from the show… I had to type fast!

Starbucks
Peppermint Mocha Latte whole milk
700 calories

Starbucks
Cafe Mocha Skim Milk
220 calories

Dunkin Donuts
Large Gingerbread Latte
440 calories (= 4.5 of their “Sprinkle The Cheer donuts”)

Dunkin Donuts
Medium Gingerbread Latte
170 calories

Panera Bread Peppermint Hot Chocolate
610 calories

Panera Bread 10 oz Hot Chocolate
270 calories

McDonald’s
Large Frappe Carmel
680 calories

McDonald’s
Non-Fat Carmel Cappuccino
190 calories

Starbucks
Vente Eggnog latte with whole Milk
630 calories

If you want to see the video of the actual show bit, take a look on their TODAY Holiday Guide Web page.


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