Wednesday, July 29, 2009

[coffee anyone] flabberific


The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) conducted a survey of iced coffees sold by some popular chains in Britain including Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa Coffee to gauge the calories as studies increasingly link obesity with cancer.

The worst offender - a venti dark berry mocha frappuccino from Starbucks - had 561 calories. Other iced coffee contained more than 450 calories and the majority had in excess of 200.

Health experts advise that the average woman should consume about 2000 calories a day and a man about 2500 calories to maintain a healthy weight. Dieters aim for 1000 to 1500 calories a day.

"The fact that there is an iced coffee on the market with over a quarter of a woman's daily calories allowance is alarming," Dr Rachel Thompson, science programme manager at London-based WCRF, said in a widely-reported statement.

"This is the amount of calories you might expect to have in an evening meal, not in a drink."

[This post is part of #Silly Week.]
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10 comments:

UBERMOUTH said...

Thank God I hate Starbucks.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Yeah, like 500 calories in an evening meal. Maybe if it was a salad, or a small meal.

jams o donnell said...

It beats me why people will actually buy the swill Starbucks calls coffee.

James Higham said...

All good points.

His Girl Friday said...

I've heard Starbucks is not too good your way.

CherryPie said...

You should look at the calories in some of the pre-packed sandwiches sometime...

UBERMOUTH said...

Carrots and water for everyone.
Indulge!

UBERMOUTH said...

HGF- I have had Starbucks[only once,that was enough] in N America.
It's awful there, too.

His Girl Friday said...

I'll admit I've had a few made too strong/acidic...but didn't have any problems with the NW US (Seattle area) Starbucks...but then, maybe I'm biased. :)

James Higham said...

Mmmmm.