Gluttonous Treats

10 Most Fattening Holiday Drinks: White Hot Chocolate & More (PHOTOS)

From Starbuck to Panera, The Daily Beast ranks the most gluttonous holiday drinks.

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By The Daily Beast

 

It’s no surprise that comforting, sweet drinks are loaded with sugar and fat—most are made with milk and chocolate. But just how much of the unhealthy stuff is in a medium-size drink at your local coffee shop may shock you.

 

A candy-cane hot chocolate at Tim Hortons packs eight canes’ worth of sugar. A peppermint white-chocolate mocha from Starbucks has 75 percent of the daily allowance for saturated fat. A salted caramel mocha from Caribou Coffee has more calories and fat than a Big Mac.

 

To compile the list of the season’s most gluttonous drinks, The Daily Beast combed the holiday menus of national coffeehouse chains where nutrition facts were listed. Drinks were compared and ranked based on calorie, saturated fat, and sugar content. For each drink, the medium size was used for comparison, as was the highest fat milk option and extras such as whipped cream, if available.

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Candy Cane Hot Chocolate (16 oz.)

Tim Hortons

 

Calories: 460

Fat: 14

Sat. Fat: 12

Carbohydrates: 81

Sugar: 68

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Caramel Mocha (16 oz.)

Seattle’s Best

 

Calories: 500

Fat: 25

Sat. Fat: 15

Carbohydrates: 59

Sugar: 51

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White Hot Chocolate (16 oz.)

Starbucks

 

Calories: 520

Fat: 24

Sat. Fat: 15

Carbohydrates: 64

Sugar: 62

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate (13.25 oz.)

Panera

 

Calories: 500

Fat: 15

Sat. Fat: 10

Carbohydrates: 90

Sugar: 69

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Cocoa Trio (16 oz.)

Seattle’s Best

 

Calories: 530

Fat: 23

Sat. Fat: 13

Carbohydrates: 68

Sugar: 63

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Peppermint Mocha Latte (15.25 oz.)

Panera

 

Calories: 510

Fat: 15

Sat. Fat: 11

Carbohydrates: 91

Sugar: 69

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Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (16 oz.)

Starbucks

 

Calories: 550

Fat: 21

Sat. Fat: 14

Carbohydrates: 78

Sugar: 75

Caribou Coffee

Ho Ho Mint Mocha (16 oz.)

Caribou Coffee

 

Calories: 570

Fat: 31

Sat. Fat: 20

Carbohydrates: 67

Sugar: 64

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Candy Cane Chill Royal Shake (16 oz.)

Dairy Queen

 

Calories: 730

Fat: 22

Sat. Fat: 16

Carbohydrates: 115

Sugar: 92

Caribou Coffee

Salted Caramel Mocha (16 oz.)

Caribou Coffee

 

Calories: 800

Fat: 37

Sat. Fat: 24

Carbohydrates: 110

Sugar: 99