There’s no mid-afternoon pick-me-up quite like a Starbucks drink. Just about every drink you can get at Starbucks are sweet and flavorful, plus loaded with the caffeine you need to get you through the rest of your workday. And the closer we get into winter, the more desirable that Starbucks drink looks.
It should come as no surprise that a typical Starbucks coffee has more calories and sugar than the kind you can brew at home, but that’s just what makes their drinks so special. Sure, there is nothing wrong with indulging your sweet tooth from time to time, but there is one drink you should never, ever order from Starbucks, even during a cheat day.
You should never order a Mocha Frappuccino Blended Coffee from Starbucks because a medium size of this drink has more sugar in it than you should intake in two days, according to the American Heart Association’s recommendations. Really - this drink has 61 grams of sugar, which is the equivalent of six cans of Coca-Cola!
Many people like the Mocha Frappuccino Blended Coffee because it tastes like a chocolate bar mixed with an ice cream sundae, plus it gives you a nice energy boost with its 110 mg of caffeine. This drink is made with roasted coffee, milk and ice for the coffee flavor you need, but also with three pumps of mocha and whipped cream for the added sugars you don’t need.
If you’re looking for a chocolatey coffee drink, Starbucks has plenty of other options that are way better for you. Next time you stop in, we recommend you order a Caffè Mocha and customize it with nonfat milk, no whipped cream and just one pump of mocha.