Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Homepage

Sweet Coffee Drinks Have Way More Sugar Than You Think

Sweet Coffee Drinks Have Way More Sugar Than You Think
Photo by Mike Kenneally on Unsplash

With Thanksgiving in the past, and the rest of the holiday season upon us, many belts have been loosened to make room for the extra holiday weight. While the holidays are a well-known time for increased sugar intake, many coffee companies are taking it to the next level.

The experts at HealthGrove decided to analyze the nutrition data from 12 of the largest coffee chains in the U.S. to find the 25 sugariest drinks of the holiday season. All data is for medium-sized drinks made with skim milk and whipped cream. Each of these drinks, even No. 25, has well over 100 percent the daily recommended value of sugar for both men (37.5 grams) and women (25 grams).

With 56 grams of sugar, Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Mocha has approximately 200 percent the daily recommended value — and it’s only No. 8 on the list. The top sugariest drink has almost 250 percent.

Though these sweet concoctions have earned their place in the holiday season, they might have larger health ramifications than you realize — especially if you tend to overdo it during this time. According to the USDA, coffee consumption has been steadily increasing since 2000.

And, as you can see, coffee drinks can be hidden vessels of sugar. Here’s a look at 25 of them that you might want to consume in moderation.

#15. Dunkin’ Donuts Mint Chocolate Chip Latte

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 138.7%
For Women: 208%

#14. McDonald’s McCafe Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 141.3%
For Women: 212%

#13. McDonald’s White Chocolate McCafe Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 144%
For Women: 216%

#12. Dunkin’ Donuts Irish Creme Latte

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 144%
For Women: 216%

#11. Peet’s Coffee & Tea Caramel Caffe Latte

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 146.7%
For Women: 220%

#10. Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Swirl Latte

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 146.7%
For Women: 220%

#9. Peet’s Coffee & Tea Caramel Macchiato

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 146.7%
For Women: 220%

#8. Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 149.3%
For Women: 224%

#7. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 154.7%
For Women: 232%

#6. Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 160%
For Women: 240%

#5. Caribou Coffee Milk Chocolate Campfire Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 165.3%
For Women: 248%

#4. Caribou Coffee Milk Chocolate Vanilla White Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 168%
For Women: 252%

#3. Caribou Coffee Milk Chocolate Berry White Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 168%
For Women: 252%

#2. Caribou Coffee Milk Chocolate Mint Condition Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 173.3%
For Women: 260%

#1. Caribou Coffee Milk Chocolate Turtle Mocha

Percent of Daily Value of Sugar

For Men: 176%
For Women: 264%

Find Healthy Alternatives On HealthGrove
Cross-posted from: Graphiq Health

Photo by ヌンヌン

4 hours ago
The App that Every Parent Needs in 2020 https://t.co/SoRhKWI27U via @YouTube
5 hours ago
Check out These Great 2020 Black Friday Deals! - https://t.co/qK7dL2TGhc
7 hours ago
Watch our latest episode of #BoldTV! Our host @Philip_Michael from #NYCE and Wealthlab talks Airbnb, pharmacy, and the state of big cities. If you have a burning question, ask us in the comments section with #AskPhilip! Watch here: https://t.co/TD9VVJpdVG
8 hours ago
This is a Groundbreaking Solution For Getting More Customers - https://t.co/T1Cbnb8E1R
8 hours ago
Fighting Seasonal Depression with Dr. Jessica Bourshok - https://t.co/gt1nv0aJdM

You May Also Like

Politics

Founder of The Data Union James Felton Keith and Morgan Zegers from Young Americans Against Socialism debate once again! In this episode of Millennial...

Business

Have you ever heard that Denmark is the happiest nation in the world? In this segment on happiness, we hear from our guest host...

Business

2020 has brought more and more hurdles as the year progressed, and no one wants to further jinx our country’s situation. But what if...

Bold TV

Welcome back to Bold TV! Join our hosts, David Grasso and Julia Sun, and watch live at 12PMEST on Facebook and Twitter. *Update: Watch...

Copyright © 2020 Bold TV