The Most Unhealthiest Drinks Exposed: Starbucks Among Them

In News on May 20, 2008 at 3:55 am

(Pic from mzacha)

Picked this story up from the Yahoo! site (yeah, I do occasionally visit the site), which is a summary of a Men’s Health story America’s Most Unhealthiest Drinks. Among the culprits include the Venti Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Latte, and the Starbucks 2% Iced Dulce de Leche Latte, which contains a whopping 52g of sugar (about 13 teaspoonfuls of sugar–yikes!).

But that’s not the worse: check out the Baskin Robbin’s Large Heath Bar Shake: 66 teaspoons of sugar, 2,310 calories, and 108g of fat. You can read the full Men’s Health article here.

An excerpt From Yahoo!

Worst “Healthy” Drink

Glaceau VitaminWater (any flavor; 20 oz bottle)
130 calories
33 grams sugar

Vitamins and water might sound like the ultimate nutritional tag team, but what the label doesn’t say is that a bottle of this stuff carries nearly as much sugar and calories as a can of Coke. Makes sense, though, since this so-called functional beverage is produced by our often-sugar-crazy friends at The Coca-Cola Company.

Worst Summer Cocktail
Pina Colada
625 calories
75 g sugars

Made from a blend of sickly-sweet pineapple juice and fat-riddled coconut milk, pina coladas may be this summer’s biggest beach-body saboteurs. In fact, the only redeeming part of this drink is the garnish — that lonely chunk of pineapple hanging from the rim. Try a lime daiquiri or a mojito instead and save up to 400 calories a drink.

The Unhealthiest Drink in America
Baskin Robbin’s Large Heath Bar Shake (32 oz)
2,310 calories
266 g sugar
108 g fat (64 g saturated)

Let’s look at America’s Worst Drink in numbers:

73: The number of ingredients that go into this milkshake.
66: The number of teaspoons of sugar this drink contains.
11: The number of Heath Bars you would have to eat to equal the number of calories found in one Baskin Robbins Large Heath Bar Shake.
8-12: The average number of minutes it takes to consume this drink.
240: The number of minutes you’d need to spend on a treadmill burning it off, running at a moderate pace.


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