Flavors of Fall

It’s that time of year for all things pumpkin-spiced and cinnamon-swirled.

Mugs of pumpkin spice coffees on a wooden serving board

We all love cozying up on the sofa of the local coffee house with a hot beverage and a good book to keep us company. However, too much of a good thing could be bad for you, so it’s best to keep tabs on the effect of all the flavored drinks you’ll be ordering. We’ve done some research on the seasonal favorites at a couple of the popular coffee shops so you have a better idea of what’s in your cup.

Flavor shots are unsweetened and sugar-free, and usually add 5-10 calories. On the other hand, flavor swirls are sweet and creamy and could add 150-160 calories.

Starbucks

 

Pumpkin Spice Crème 16oz Grande = 400 calories

Caffe Latte 16oz Grande = 190 calories

Caramel Macchiato 16 oz Grande = 250 calories

Iced Chai Tea Latte 16 oz Grande = 240 calories

Iced Matcha Tea Latte 16 oz Grande = 200 calories

  

Dunkin Donuts

 

Peppermint Mocha Swirl Cappuccino with skim milk Large = 320 calories

Pumpkin Swirl Cappuccino with skim milk = 310 calories

Brown Sugar Cookie Chai Latte Large = 380 calories 

Toasted White Chocolate Macchiato with skim milk Large = 310 calories

Nutty Pumpkin Iced Coffee Large = 350 calories

 

Quick Tip

 

Most seasonal flavors are swirls. Save yourself money and calories by making your coffee at home using skim milk, sugar-free syrups or even splashes of your favorite flavored ready-to-drink protein shakes.

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