Summer is upon us and Starbucks has created a new flavored Frappuccino to entice you. Cool coffee drinks in the heat seem like a good idea, but their new featured beverage the Orange Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème, doesn't even contain coffee. Nope, it's a glorified dreamsicle milkshake. I am not knocking the flavor, but the calories seem a bit high, though you can always opt for the Light version made with Splenda. The Light option has no whip. No siree bob...if you get the light version, you will get no whip. In my opinion, all these drinks should be ordered with NO WHIP, since the whipped cream adds a lot of additional calories to the drinks.
Here's the breakdown of the Orange drinks now featured at Starbucks.
|Flavor (Tall 12 oz.)||Calories||Fat calories||Carbs (g)||Sugar (g)|
|Orange Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème No Whip||250||15||51||42|
|Orange Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème with Whip||330||90||53||44|
|Orange Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Coffee No Whip||230||25||47||40|
|Orange Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Coffee with Whip||310||100||49||40|
|Orange Crème Frappuccino® Light Blended Crème||110||0||25||20|
All these drinks contain a lot of sugar, even the light version has 20 grams which is roughly 4 teaspoons. Too much sugar for my taste. Plus, I generally want and/or need the caffeine so I will stick with my simple iced coffee.