The culprit: The Raspberry Scone. Oh, who can resist the Starbucks scones? If you need extra incentive to avoid picking one up, here it is-the Raspberry Scone will cost you some 500 calories, 26 grams of fat and 18 grams of sugar. (Need some perspective? That scone has the same number of calories as two regular McDonald’s hamburgers.)
What should I have instead? If that raspberry flavour is what you’re after, pick up a Low-fat Red Raspberry Muffin, which comes in at 340 calories, 6 grams of fat and 37 grams of sugar. Or if you’re craving a scone, opt for a Petite Vanilla Bean Scone which only costs 140 calories, 5 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar.
The culprit: Chocolate is what gets you going in the morning, so you generally choose a Chocolate Danish (490 calories, 27 grams of fat, 27 grams of sugar) or Chocolate Chip Muffin (410 calories, 15 grams of fat, 37 grams of sugar). Who knew a muffin could pack in so many calories?
What should I have instead? There’s a less calorically costly way to get your chocolate on. A Chocolate Dip Donut, for instance, only weighs in at 210 calories, 8 grams of fat and 7 grams of sugar). A Chocolate Chunk Cookie costs about 230 calories, 9 grams of fat and 19 grams of sugar.