Best & Worst

Best & Worst Cold Drink at Starbucks

There's a bit of semantic deception going on at coffee shops around the country—and it's taking its toll on your waistline.

Best & Worst

Best & Worst Cold Drink at Starbucks

There's a bit of semantic deception going on at coffee shops around the country—and it's taking its toll on your waistline.

You see, while coffee has been proven time and time again to pack a laundry list of health benefits consumed in the right dose, coffee drinks are simply overflowing with sugar and excess calories and fat. It's a subtle difference on the menu, but a big one when it comes to your weight loss success. And Starbucks isn't above pulling this trick. To help you navigate the choppy waters of their iced coffee menu, we found the best and worst chilled drinks they offer.

Drink This!

Iced Caffè Latte, 16 fl oz, grande, 2% milk

Calories

130

Fat

4.5 g

Saturated Fat

2.5 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Carbs

13 g

Sugar

11 g

Protein

8 g

Not That!

Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino with Whip, 24 fl oz, Venti, whole milk

Calories

600

Fat

20 g

Saturated Fat

12 g

Trans Fat

0.5 g

Carbs

101 g

Sugar

99 g

Protein

6 g

While a plain 'ol iced coffee takes the crown as the best drink for maintaining your figure, it's, well, boring. Your next best bet is a latte with 2% milk. The small amount of extra fat you'll get from choosing 2% over skim will help keep you full in addition to helping your body absorb valuable fat-soluble vitamins. The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, on the other hand, offers a glut of sugar that will send your blood sugar level soaring. Sprinkle cinnamon in your iced latte for a natural hint of sweetness and spend those saved calories elsewhere.