The Calories in Hot Chocolate in a Vending Machine

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.

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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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