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Holiday Drink Comparison

Posted: Dec 19, 2014

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Holiday Drink Comparison

The winter holidays tend to bring an increase in social gatherings and liquid calories. Whether it is from an alcoholic or coffee beverage these indulgences can add up quickly. The good news is information is power, so before you make your next decision on what to drink, always investigate. Here is quick list of some holiday favorites to get you started.

Beverage

Calories

Sugars  (grams)

Starbucks - chestnut praline latte - grande - 16oz

~ 330 calories

~ 39 grams

Red wine - all varieties - 5oz

~ 120 calories

~ 1 gram

Beer - lager - 12oz

~ 150 calories

~ 0 grams

Hot Cocoa w/milk - 8oz

~ 150 calories

~ 28 grams

Second cup - candy cane latte - 16 oz

~ 420 calories

~ 55 grams

Cola - 12 oz.

~ 140 calories

~ 40 grams

Mcdonalds - peppermint mocha - 14.5oz

~ 310 calories

~ 42 grams

Apple cider - 8 oz

~ 120 calories

~ 27 grams

Eggnog - 8 oz w/p alcohol

~ 340 calories

~ 21 grams

 

* 4 grams of sugar = 1 tsp.