5 Least Healthy Holiday Drinks

Unfortunately, your peppermint mocha still contains calories
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2010 10:49 AM CST
Holiday drinks are here ... but they're not good for you.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – Beverages are liquid, so people seem to forget that they still have calories—especially holiday beverages, with their added peppermint, chocolate, and caramel. The New York Post lists five of the worst holiday drinks, courtesy of Eat This, Not That! author David Zinczenko:

  • Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha: A venti with whole milk and whipped cream is a whopping 700 calories, about equal to 17-plus actual candy canes.
  • McDonald's Frappe Caramel: A large will cost you 680 calories, and the same amount of sugar as 31 Werther's Original caramel chocolate candies.

  • Starbucks Eggnog Latte: A venti made with whole milk weighs in at 630 calories, and as much sugar as two slices of pumpkin pie.
  • Panera Bread Peppermint Hot Chocolate: The 14.25-ounce size contains 610 calories, as many calories as 4.5 York Peppermint Patties.
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