Study Finds That The Festive Starbucks Drinks Are The Sugar Equivalent Of SEVEN Doughnuts


It’s that time of year again! Starbucks is set to release its line of festive coffees that aim to sever your foot from early onset diabetes. Sure, I’m told they’re delicious. And like, totes Instagrammable. But a few likes ain’t no remedy for expanding waistlines and rotting teeth.

I’m not trying to be the Grinch here, just stating the facts: Starbucks grande Gingerbread Frappuccino with whipped cream contains 68.5g of sugar, equaling 6.8 chocolate doughnuts from McDonald’s, the NY Post reports.

A venti Eggnog Latte has 56.3g of sugar and a the Toffee Nut Coffee Frappuccino and Fudge Hot Chocolate drinks are in that ballpark as well. An original glazed doughnut from Krispy Kreme contains 12.6 grams of sugar, nearly 20 percent less sugar that your girlfriend’s favorite drink.

For perspective, it is advised that you should not consume more than 30 grams of sugar a day.

Again, not here to rain on your parade, I advise you to live your life. But if you’re looking to party, I suggest snorting 30 pixie sticks.

[h/t NY Post]