Saturday, September 16, 2006

Things You Don’t Know, Can’t Know and Don’t Want to Know

Okay, before you go for your Saturday morning java, you might want to read this:

Your morning Starbucks latte may never seem as sweet again.

If you thought you were being nutritionally virtuous by stopping at Starbucks instead of McDonald’s, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says, “Wrong!’’

A venti — or 20-ounce — Caffè Mocha with whipped cream has 490 calories, equivalent to a Quarter Pounder with cheese. And a 24-ounce Java Chip Frappuccino with whipped cream has 650 calories, not to mention almost an entire day’s allowance of saturated fat.

According to the center, a nutritional advocacy group, the Frappuccino is equivalent in calories to a McDonald’s coffee plus 11 of their creamers and 29 packets of sugar.

But wait, there's more!

You can read about the the troubles with meat, sodas and inhumane treatment of laying hens (yes, you read that right!) in the entire New York Times article here.

5 comments:

Beck said...

Quarter Pounder, here I come!
All of the fun things - ALL of them - come with such a heavy nutritional price. I do know people who eat "right" all of the time, but they are DOUR. I can't decide if I'd rather be dour or fat.... but I do think that there's a balance someplace, where there is room for an occasional Java Chip Frappuccino (we have an excessive Starbucks drink after our baby's traumatic specalist appointments!), while still mostly eating broccoli. I'll let you know when I find it.

Susanne said...

No, no, no. I can't read this!

Katrina said...

Oh, I saw this article the other day. And then promptly clicked the little "X" button so I woulndn't have to see it anymore. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

Rachel Anne said...

So now we know that Starbucks not only hurts your bottom line, it also hurts your bottom end! Sniff.

Chappyswife said...

You're right. We probably don't want to know. Living in ignorant bliss here. Just kidding. My downfall is Mt. Dew. I HAVE to kick this habit.