Circle K is a chain of convenience stores that was founded in El Paso, Texas in 1951. Since then, Circle K has expanded to seven other countries besides the United States, and as of 2011, Circle K operates 6,000 locations. The chain sells national brand products as well as store brand foods and drinks, such as Circle K cappuccinos, which are flavored coffee drinks.
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Although coffee itself contains very few calories, the flavoring for Circle K cappuccinos makes them high in calories. Circle K offers several flavors of cappuccino, and the calorie content varies widely. The Pumpkin Spice cappuccino has a low calorie count with 150 calories per 12 oz. serving. The Carb-Wise French Vanilla cappuccino has 475 calories per 20 oz. serving; this drink comprises nearly 24 percent of your entire daily calorie needs, if you base your diet on the suggested intake of 2,000 calories per day.
The fat content in Circle K cappuccinos also varies depending on the flavor and size. The Pumpkin Spice cappuccino has 4.5 g per 12 oz. serving, while the Carb-Wise French Vanilla cappuccino has 42.5 g in a 20 oz. serving. Circle K's 20 oz. Carb-Wise French Vanilla cappuccino provides 60 to 85 percent of your daily recommended fat intake based on the American Heart Association's 50 to 70 g of fat daily recommendations. The 12 oz. Pumpkin Spice cappuccino provides just 6 to 9 percent of the American Heart Association's daily recommended fat intake.
Circle K's cappuccinos are high in carbohydrates, although some flavors are higher than others. The Circle K Carb-Wise French Vanilla cappuccino is intended to be a low-carbohydrate beverage, and provides 25 g of carbohydrates in a 20 oz. serving, although that amount is 6 g more than you'd find in a 43 g packet of oatmeal. Other Circle K cappuccinos are higher in carbohydrates, such as the Pumpkin Spice cappuccino, which contains 27 g of carbohydrates in a 12 oz. serving.
Although Circle K cappuccinos are high in fat and carbohydrates, they are low in protein. The protein content does not vary much between flavors, as the Circle K Pumpkin Spice cappuccino contains 1.5 g of protein in a 12 oz. serving, while the Carb-Wise French Vanilla cappuccino contains 5 g per 20 oz. serving. According to Medline Plus, you should consume 50 to 65 g of protein daily.
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