YBFB COUPLE QUIZ: After-Dinner Drinks at Starbucks
It’s a beautiful, cool fall night. You and your sweetie have just ended another fun dinner date and in preparation to stay awake for the late-night movie, trod down to Starbucks. As you stand before the bubbly, over-caffeinated barista, you know the best thing for you is the basic coffee of the week, but the sweet smell of lattes quickly erases the memory of your pasta dinner. Your mind is made up. You’re gonna order one … but which is your best bet?
THE CHALLENGE: List these delicious coffee drinks in order from best to worst by calorie count—no cheating!— and see who does better, you or your BFB! (Note: All calorie counts are for 16 ounce-coffees, made with 2% milk, and include whipped cream if offered.)
THE PRIZE: Superior knowledge and, of course, bragging rights—it’s harder than it seems!
A. Caffè Mocha
C. Pumpkin Spice Latte
D. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
E. Caramel Macchiato
F. Cafe Latte
See how you did!
A. Cappuccino: 120 Calories, 12g carbs, 10g sugar, 4g fat, 2.5 sat. fat
F. Cafe Latte: 190 calories, 18g carbs, 17g sugar, 7g fat, 4.5g sat. fat
E. Caramel Macchiato: 240 calories, 34g carbs, 31g sugar, 7g fat, 4.5 sat. fat
B. Cinnamon Dolce Latte: 330 calories, 42g carbs, 39g sugar, 13g fat, 8g sat. fat
C. Caffè Mocha: 330 calories, 43g carbs, 33g sugar, 15g fat, 8g sat. fat
D. Pumpkin Spice Latte: 380 calories, 51g of Carbs, 49g sugar, 13g fat, 8g sat. fat
FINAL WEIGH IN: That pumpkin spice might smell good, but it also has 50 more calories than a regular caffe mocha—not to mention an actual slice of pumpkin pie is fewer calories than the less-satisfying version you’re sipping (a slice rings in around 335 calories). But if fall isn’t here until Starbucks releases their Pumpkin Spice Latte, opt for the tall size instead to save 80 calories, or leave off the whipped cream to save 70. And replacing 2% milk with skim in any 16oz-order will save you about 50 calories.