Did you know that coffee is a healthy drink on its own? It has zero calories and, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, is a leading source of antioxidants. Ditto for tea, whether green, black or herbal. But after a few pumps of syrup by the Starbuck’s barista, coffee and tea take an unhealthy turn in the form of shockingly high sugar and calorie levels. Some contain as many calories as you’d expect in a full meal.
We've rounded up the 10 most popular drinks on the Starbucks menu (according to Google search) to see just how many calories your caffeine fix contains. Note that for each drink, nutritional info is based on a standard grande order made with 2 percent milk and any whipped cream or topping the menu item typically contains. Now brace yourself for the results, ordered from least caloric to most caloric — just know that some of the nutrition info isn't too pretty.