Oh, sure, everyone these days is looking for a quick 2PM pick-me up to get through those last three hours at the office. And while some of us might keep an aeropress, Porlex Mini-Mill, pre-weighed bean canisters and electric Buono kettle in the top drawer of our work desk, far more are subject to the whims and fathoms of the inevitable afternoon coffee run. Your coworker offers to bring back a little zip for your zap – what’s the big whoop?
Depending on what you’re ordering, all of those pick-me-ups can add up around the waist-line and destroy your metabolism.
Here are four of the worst offenders, all from Starbucks, because duh.
Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino® blended beverage.
Coffee blended with four kinds of caramel, milk and ice topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, caramel drizzle and crunchy sugar topping.
Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
Espresso, milk and white chocolate flavored sauce poured over ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream.
Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
Espresso with steamed milk and cinnamon dolce flavored syrup. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and cinnamon dolce topping.
Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino® Blended Beverage
Coffee blended with mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, chocolaty chips, milk and ice, and topped with chocolaty whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles.
Are these drinks delicious? Girl. Of course they are. But they also gon’ make you fat. You know what has zero calories, but contains untold galaxies of beneficial antioxidants and vigor restoring properties? Some delicious black coffee. Knowledge is power.