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Is That a Coffee or a Dessert?

Sunday is national coffee day and according to the National Coffee Association, 83% of Americans drink coffee and coffee consumption is up 5% this year. However, only half of coffee drinkers are drinking plain brewed coffee which, consumption of, is down 7%. Over 30% of coffee drinkers choose gourmet coffee drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. A NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene survey found two-thirds of Starbucks customers and a quarter of Dunkin' Donuts customers chose blended coffee drinks, which use more milk, flavored syrups and whipped cream. Many of these gourmet coffee drinks are several hundred calories. For comparison sake a cup of plain brewed coffeee with cream and sugar is about 75 calories while gourmet coffee drinks average 240 calories. Some are much more. A large Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Mocha Coffee Coolatta with Cream contains 1,050 calories, 53 grams of fat and 127 grams of sugar. That is more over half the average recommended amount of calories (2000), more fat than anyone needs in two days, more saturated fat than is recommended for a whole week and almost two-thirds of a cup of sugar. Here are 7 that are high in calories, fat and sugar Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Mocha Coffee Coolatta with Cream Size: 32 ounces Calories: 1,050 Fat: 53 grams Sugar: 127 grams Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Caramel Coffee Coolatta with Cream Size: 32 ounces Calories: 1,050 Fat: 52 grams Sugar: 130 grams Starbucks Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream Size: 20 ounces Calories: 700 Fat: 26 grams Sugar: 101 grams McDonalds Frappe Mocha Size: 22 ounces Calories: 670 Fat: 50 grams Sugar: 88 grams Seattle's Best Frozen Caramel Pretzel Mocha Size: 24 ounces Calories: 640 Fat: 22 grams Sugar: 83 grams Seattle's Best Frozen Birthday Cake Latte Size: 24 ounces Calories: 640 Fat: 23 grams Sugar: 87 grams Starbucks Tazo Green Tea Frappuccino Blended Crème with Whipped Cream Size: 20 ounces Calories: 560 Fat: 18 grams Sugar: 89 grams In Health Jeff


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