Best and Worst Holiday Coffee Drinks

Photo by: Credit: Jane Bruce

Worst Drink at Starbucks: Eggnog Latte
Look, we feel your pain: we know you can't resist that eggnog-espresso combination, with the steamed milk and ground nutmeg on top.... more 
Photo by: Credit: Jane Bruce

Worst Drink at Starbucks: Eggnog Latte
Look, we feel your pain: we know you can't resist that eggnog-espresso combination, with the steamed milk and ground nutmeg on top. But the Grande size with whole milk has nearly as many calories as a Big Mac (at 550 calories) with 470 calories - and 22 grams of fat. Even the Tall version with nonfat milk has 350 calories and 15 grams of fat. Note to self: Eggnog is the source of trouble this holiday season.
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Thu, Dec 20, 2012 10:58 AM EST
Ho, ho, ho-ly crap are those holiday drinks at your local coffee chain bad for you. We know, we all want to indulge in a sugary-sweet holiday drink while we're out shopping for Christmas presents, and sometimes we just need an excuse to feel the holiday spirit. But with all the gingerbread cookies, peppermint bark, pies, hams, - and don't even make us count the wine and beer - the holiday drinks we've come to love and expect every holiday season are just adding onto your daily limit of calories and sugar.



While we can't tell you that a peppermint mocha is as good for you as a carrot stick, we can tell you that at every coffee shop you visit, there is a healthier holiday option available. With fewer calories, grams of fat, and the true killer of it all, grams of sugar, these drinks can still make your holiday season sweet as can be. - Marcy Franklin, The Daily Meal



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