reconsider that venti

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Not that I could even fathom getting a Venti sized frappucinno from Starbucks… but if you or a loved one, heck even a stranger you might have known for the last 20 seconds – if anyone is considering ordering one of these suckers be sure to know what you’re getting yourself into.

We were just watching some wholesome Seattle 10 o’clock news and they reported that the group known recently for taking KFC (story) to court over their unhealthiness, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is now going after Starbucks for that same reason.

A 20-ounce Venti banana mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream contains 720 calories and 11 grams of saturated fat, and a banana cream crunch bar weighs in at 630 calories and 25 grams of saturated fat. By comparison, a McDonald’s Corp. Big Mac has 560 calories and 11 grams of saturated fat. (globe investor).

Now I may have been known to indulge in a tall mocha frapp (with a shot of raspberry) or maybe a Tim Ho Ice Capp… but I know it’s bad for me that’s what makes it so good right? :p I surely hope that no one thinks that by skipping a meal and having a frappuccino instead will help them stay healthy or at least think that it’s harmless (especially if you get no whip la dee freakin da). Because most of the time the things you least expect to be ‘bad’ are the cutesy lil drinks and fancy fast-food salads – but boy howdy, they’ll getcha!

I am aware that Starbucks isn’t exactly a place you visit when you’re being calorie-wise, I’m simply sayin’ be careful, be aware – just because it isn’t dripping with grease and there’s no scary picture of a crazy red-haired clown behind the counter doesn’t mean it’s ‘good’. (starbucks nutrition info)

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  1. MichelleWednesday, June 21st, 2006 — 4:40pm PDT

    I was shocked when I read the article on Starbucks Frappucino’s. I never really paid attention, but it now makes me rethink my weekend coffee runs.

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