Who doesn't love to sip this delicious treat while going for a stroll in the chilly weather, or while cozying up in your favorite bookstore on a lazy weekend morning? However, as with many drinks, some of us don't realize the incredible amount of calories this little treat contains. With the season of goodies from Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas fast approaching, it's good to be mindful of what you indulge in.
Nutrition Facts per serving:
Grande (16oz) made with 2% milk and topped with whipped cream
Espresso, pumpkin, spices, steamed milk and sweetened whipped cream.
Calories from Fat 120Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 50% Iron 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Now, I'm not trying to be a downer on this fall favorite, because trust me, I'm a fan as well. There's nothing wrong with indulging a special treat that is only here once a year. :) But check out the facts if you swap a Grande for a Tall, 2% milk for nonfat, and skip the whipped cream.
Tall (12oz) made with nonfat milk and no whip
Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol <5mg 2%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Vitamin A 1000% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4000% Iron 0%
Wow! Just by ordering the smaller size (by 4oz, reallllllly not that much) you can save 180 calories, 13 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, and 11 grams of sugar. & if you just can't imagine this treat without the whipped cream, it'll only cost you 60 calories, 6 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, and 1 gram of sugar more.