My heroes are those who can shower, dress, eat, and make a great cup of coffee before leaving the house in the morning. Like many normal people, I often barely make it out the door in time, so I stop at a coffee shop to get my morning coffee. Fast-food restaurants offer the cheapest and fastest coffee, but they may not offer the healthiest options. We recently discovered that some fast-food coffees have more sugar than a pint of ice cream.
If you're going to stop at a Dunkin' drive-through for a frozen coffee on your way to work tomorrow, you might as well grab a spoon and eat a pint of ice cream at your desk. A medium Dunkin' Donuts frozen caramel coffee has more sugar than two pints of Breyer's vanilla ice cream.
A Starbucks Peppermint White Mocha is a sweet way to feel festive year-round, but it may be best to save it for special occasions. A 16-ounce grande size has 73 grammes of sugar, 16 more than a pint of ice cream, and a 24-ounce venti size has 88 grammes.
McDonald's for coffee and breakfast is sometimes the best option on busy mornings. The Iced Mocha has 62 grammes of sugar in a large size, so you may want to try something else. This drink has 9 grammes of saturated fat, 44% of your daily value, and more sugar than a pint of vanilla ice cream.
Starbucks' Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino can satisfy chocolate lovers' caffeine and sugar cravings in one sip. Unfortunately, a 24-ounce venti has 75 grammes of sugar, almost 20 grammes more than a pint of ice cream. It also has the same fat and saturated fat as a pint of Breyer's vanilla, making it high in sugar and fat.
Although the Dunkin' Caramel Craze Signature Latte is better than their Frozen Caramel Coffee, a medium size has the same amount of sugar as a vanilla pint of ice cream. Both of these latte flavours have more sugar than is recommended for a day, but the Cafe Mocha has 52 grammes.
"Caramelized white chocolate" is added to Starbucks' Toasted White Mocha. Although this fancy take on the classic adds a delicious flair, you're better off leaving this one behind or saving it as a treat. With 72 grammes of sugar, this drink may not be worth the sugar crash. One cup of morning coffee contains 60% of the daily saturated fat recommendation.