Everyone loves carrying a store-bought beverage in their hand and then sipping out of that straw as they mingle. As long as it has the label on it, you feel like a million bucks from fruity drinks to iced coffees. However, your favorite go-to drink shops like Starbucks or Dunkin’ don’t consider if that cool-looking beverage is healthy or not. You may order it with low-fat milk and skip the whipped topping, but do you think about the other calories that are put into those drinks to make them taste oh-so-yummy? We all have a guilty pleasure, and for some, it might be stopping at your local coffee shop to indulge in a delicious caramel latte after a day of shopping, but is it worth it? That goes double if you are trying to eat healthily and exercise regularly.
Here we have a list of some of the more unhealthy drinks on the menu, ones that you may want to skip over if you’re trying to watch your figure or counting those carbohydrates and sugars because you have diabetes. Let’s not forget that they’re not always the cheapest drinks either. Sometimes the fancier they get, the more they cost, especially when you start asking for an extra pump of mocha with two shots of espresso to your already large Frappuccino. It’s okay to treat yourself once in a while; just try not to make a habit out of it. That shouldn’t be too hard after you realize these are the unhealthiest drinks from Sonic, Biggby Coffee, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Hortons, Tropical Smoothie Café, McDonald’s, and your other favorite drive-thru restaurants.
30. The Kit Kat Coolatta from Dunkin’ Donuts isn’t so “cool.”
In June of 2019, Dunkin Donuts launched a few Hershey’s inspired drinks. One included the famous Kit Kat candy bar, making it a Kit Kat Coolatta. It’s just a Vanilla Bean Coolatta, but with pieces of Kit Kats mixed in for flavor. That doesn’t sound very nutritional, does it? So don’t skip your morning breakfast just because it also has food in it. It’s far from a healthy and nutritious smoothie. However, as a dessert, it could probably pass as one on a special occasion.
If you are watching your figure and counting those calories, you may take a step back and re-evaluate if this is worth the hit, though. It comes in at a whopping 570 calories and 108 carbohydrates if you’re counting those as well. It is a horrible choice if you have diabetes. That’s a whole meal in a cup when it comes to those carbs! There’s quite a bit of sodium and cholesterol in this drink, too. The sodium is 108 milligrams and 15 milligrams of cholesterol per serving.