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The Calories in Hot Chocolate in a Vending Machine

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author image Robin Wasserman
Robin Wasserman has been writing and prosecuting biochemical patents since 1998. She has served as a biochemical patent agent and a research scientist for a gene-therapy company. Wasserman earned her Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry and molecular biology, graduating from Harvard University in 1995.
The Calories in Hot Chocolate in a Vending Machine
A teenager drinking hot chocolate from a vending machine on a ferry. Photo Credit Richard Lock/iStock/Getty Images

Many different companies provide instant hot cocoa mix for automatic vending machines. Some companies prepare a high density of hot chocolate powder, enabling the vending machine operator to use less cocoa per cup.

Calories

The total calories in vending machine hot chocolate typically ranges from about 90 calories to 120 calories per every 6 to 8 fl. oz. serving. Vending machines typically dispense between 24 and 28 g of cocoa powder mix per serving.

Fat

The total fat in vending machine hot chocolate ranges from about 1.5 g to about 3.5 g per serving. About half of this fat is saturated fat. A cup of vending machine hot chocolate does not provide a significant source of saturated fat, only about 10 percent of your total recommended daily limit.

Carbohydrates

The total carbohydrates in a typical cup of vending machine hot chocolate ranges between 18 g and 24 g. Most of this comes from refined sugar.

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