Today is National Frapee day so I am re-running this post for those of you who want to celebrate!
After my posts on some of the new summer beverages at McDonald’s, I was asked to check out the new Frapee and I’m sorry to tell you that this might be the worst of the bunch. It is not a coffee drink, it is a full fat milkshake in a coffee disquise. Let’s look at the nutritional info:
Good gosh, I didn’t even get past the first line and I had to stop when I was checking the facts so this is all I have for the 16 oz. Mocha Frapee:
560 calories; 24 grams of fat; 70 grams of sugar
OMG! The average adult should consume 2,000ish calories in a day so this beverage is over 1/4 of your calories for the WHOLE DAY!!
Let’s look at the sugar- 70 grams?? Seriously?? That equals FOURTEEN TEASPOONS. If you really think you want to order a frapee, before you leave home- get a 16 oz. cup and measure out FOURTEEN TEASPOONS of sugar and see if you still want to order it.
If you really need an icy chilled coffee drink, Starbucks would be a better choice, though not really that great, either. A 16 oz Frappuccino has 370 calories; 15 grams of fat; 54 grams of sugar. Still shocking but better if you need to fill that craving.
Try this: Go to the grocery store and buy a bottle of Starbucks Light Vanilla or Mocha Frappuccino and pour it over ice or blend. It has 180 calories, 3 grams of fat but it does have 31 grams of sugar (about 7 teaspoons).