Warning about calorie count in Starbucks holiday drinks

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Warning about calorie count in some Starbucks holiday drinks
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One has as many as 750 calories.

NEW YORK -- There is a warning about the calorie count in some popular holiday drinks from Starbucks.

A British survey found a venti-sized caramel hot chocolate with whipped cream and oat milk at Starbucks contains the equivalent of 23 teaspoons of sugar and has 758 calories.

The same-sized holiday flavored latte has approximately 14 teaspoons of sugar and 523 calories.

By comparison, a 20-ounce soda generally contains 16 teaspoons of sugar.

Starbucks suggests that customers who are worried about sugar order smaller drinks, request skim milk, and skip the whipped cream.