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Bad Iced Coffee

About a week ago i did a post about some of the best Iced coffees that you sold in different types of restaurants. If you are curious to see what made my good list Click Here

Today i am bringing you my bad list a.k.a my naughty list of some of the worst Iced coffees that are out there. I know I know it’s been Iced coffee season but for some of us, we drink Iced coffee all year round. In today’s list In like all of my Worst or Best of something list, i will include the nutritional facts. If you are new to my blog welcome. I started this accidental series called the best or worst of something. If you want to read what I’ve done so far the links will be provided at the end of this post.

McDonald’s Iced Caramel Latte

PER MEDIUM: 270 calories, 8 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 340 mg sodium, 40 g carbs (0 g fiber, 36 g sugar), 9 g protein

Aside from its Egg McMuffin, McDonald’s McCafe is what brings more people through its drive-thru for breakfast. But its iced coffee creations can be a hit or miss nutritionally. This iced latte is sugary sweet, thanks to the addition of sweetened condensed milk. Plus, it has one of the highest amounts of sodium of all of the drinks on this list.

Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino Blended Coffee

PER GRANDE WITH 2% MILK: 240 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 220 mg sodium, 50 g carbs (0 g fiber, 50 g sugar), 3 g protein

The OG of frozen coffee drinks, the Starbucks coffee frappuccino is still a favorite. While a frap made with 2% milk has less fat than some of the other frozen beverages on the menu, there’s still a ton of sugar in a 16-ounce serving (50 grams to be exact!) and less protein. Plus, with coffee listed as the last ingredient, it barely makes the cut as a coffee drink.

Dunkin Donuts Frozen Coffee, Caramel Swirl

PER MEDIUM WITH NONFAT MILK: 680 calories, 4 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 150 mg sodium, 153 g carbs (1 g fiber, 145 g sugar), 9 g protein

Any coffee drink with the word ‘frozen’ in the title will likely have significantly more calories and added sugar as they are essentially milkshakes, And this frozen drink is no exception. With 145 grams of sugar in a medium, this drink contains almost triple the recommended daily intake of sugar. Plus, it’s the only drink in my best/worst of something series that has trans fat, which is bad for heart health and overall health. These types of coffee drinks should really be thought of more as ‘treats’ rather than coffee drinks regularly consumed in one’s “Diet” 

Tim Hortons Iced Mocha Latte

PER MEDIUM: 390 calories, 9 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 330 mg sodium, 68 g carbs (2 g fiber, 56 g sugar), 12 g protein

Espresso, chocolate milk, and chocolate syrup—this iced mocha is definitely a decadent drink. Not only is it a 390 calorie bomb, it also adds 56 grams of added sugar and seven grams of saturated fat to your day. If you want to treat yourself (and yes, it should be occasional), skip the whipped cream. While it might not seem like much, whipped cream adds unnecessary calories, saturated fat, and sugar to an iced coffee drink.

Au Bon Pain Iced Caramel Macchiato

PER 16 FL. OZ: 270 calories, 7 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 135 mg sodium, 43 g carbs (0 g fiber, 39 g sugar), 8 g protein

On the surface, Au Bon Pain’s iced caramel macchiato doesn’t look too bad in terms of calories and protein. But a closer look at the nutritional profile and ingredients tells another story. Sure it has whole milk and espresso, but there are also preservatives like potassium sorbate and artificial flavors and syrups, including corn syrup, modified food starch, and fructose. So if you’re craving a cool coffee drink, there are better options for your cup of java.

Best and Worst

Best Peanut Butters

Worst Peanut Butters

Worst Frozen Pizza

Best Iced Coffee

Best “Diet” Ice Cream

Worst “Diet” Ice Creams

Best Protein Powders

Worse Protein Powders

The Best Protein Bars

Worst Low-Sugar Protein Bars

Final Thoughts

The bad list should be when you want to treat yourself on occasion. If you want to drink great coffee that won’t hurt your waistline i provided the link to my best Iced coffee list at the top of this post. And like always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate in reaching out and i will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.


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