Most American’s start their day with coffee. In fact, according to Reuters, 64 percent have a cup each and every day — and more than one-third grab their caffeinated dark goodness on the go. Of course, there are countless ways to drink your coffee. You can have it strong, sweet, iced, hot or flavored, and that is particularly true at Starbucks. The international chain is known for their unique beverages… and the holidays are no exception.
Everyone loves Starbucks for their seasonal drinks. But do you know exactly how many calories you’re chugging down when you order a grande peppermint mocha before your Target shopping spree? Well, we did some digging and determined which seasonal drinks have the most and least calories.
Calorie counts on Starbucks seasonal beverages, from lowest to highest*
- Juniper latte, 260 calories and 7 grams of fat
- Holiday spice flat white, 280 calories and 11 grams of fat
- Gingerbread latte, 330 calories and 15 grams of fat
- Chestnut praline latte, 330 calories and 13 grams of fat
- Cinnamon dolce latte, 340 calories and 13 grams of fat
- Pumpkin spice latte, 380 calories and 14 grams of fat
- Toasted white chocolate mocha, 420 calories and 15 grams of fat
- Black and white mocha, 430 calories and 17 grams of fat
- Caramel brûlée latte, 450 calories and 13 grams of fat
- Peppermint mocha latte, 440 calories and 15 grams of fat
- Eggnog latte, 450 calories and 18 grams of fat
- Peppermint white chocolate mocha latte, 510 calories and 18 grams of fat
*Note: The calorie counts (above) are for 16-ounce grande beverages made with 2 percent milk and whipped cream when applicable.
Now, it’s important to note that yes, a dietitian would most likely advise against downing a 510-calorie drink, but you know what? If that drink makes you happy, order away, people! It’s all about balance, and there’s no need to make ourselves feel bad about enjoying a tasty holiday beverage a few times a year. So excuse me while I go grab my second peppermint mocha of the day.