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Sunday, September 28, 2008


Why do I google things? Why? Why? Why? I have admitted in previous posts to being somewhat of a cyberchondriac. (Oh, yes, that's a real word.) Every time I have something wrong, I get on the internet and attempt to find a self-diagnosis, which each and every time ends with my impending doom. But this time, I went a step further. Oh yes... much worse than searching for what fatal disease I have this week. Instead, I foolishly looked up how many calories are in Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes. And I'm warning you... if you are in love with pumpkin spice lattes and praised the Lord above that fall has arrived, and with it, the seasonal latte flavor from Heaven, DO NOT READ A WORD MORE OF THIS POST. Instead, live obliviously, yet blissfully, without the knowledge I'm about to bestow.

Are you ready? A grande pumpkin spice latte, 2%, no whip, has 310 calories and 49 carbs!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It's liquid. Liquid! Not a loaf of bread. How can this possibly be? And to make matters worse... my stand-by, non-seasonal, anytime of year, drink of choice, a grande vanilla latte, 2%, has 250 calories with 36 carbs! Those numbers are the equivalent to an entire meal. Not coffee. Shock. Utter shock. That's what I'm in.

Want to check the facts on your favorite drink? (Think long and hard before you do any clicking. Oh, if I could turn back time...) Go to the Starbucks site and check it out. This link will pull up the facts on the pumpkin spice latte, but you can change it to anything you want. GO HERE.

There are some things in life I just do not need to know. This, was one of them.


Cindy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I HATE coffee but I LOVE Strawberries and Creme! NOT anymore ~ a grande is 570 Calories! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!
My waistline just increased thinking about that number.
Thanks! I think water will just have to do.

The Jordon Family said...

Ok, I never get a Grande anything, I always get the Tall (which is the small) right?!? anyway I always get the small... so I'm in the clear, right? Lord I am hoping so.. I'm getting depressed thinking about this whole deal..
I have to have one every once in a blue moon.. maybe I am doing ok..I'm not a weekly drinker:)

Josh & Kate said...

I looked this up about a month ago, before our weekly trips to starbucks started back, and I was in total shock also! Sorry, I should have warned you. Why do such yummy things have to be so bad for our bodies?!?

Superchikk said...

Since I rarely get "foo-foo" drinks at Starbucks, I don't worry about it too much. But my, that's CRAZY.

Elizabeth said...

I know, it's depressing. And making it nonfat doesn't really help that much. But, our Starbucks closed anyway, so I only have to worry about it when we go out of town.

Robyn said...'re it. Check my last post :)