I love so many things about fall: apples, squash, hearty soups...and Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. I’m sure that part of the appeal is that I can only get them at this time of year. (I like to eat in-season, what can I say?) I knew these spicy, sweet concoctions couldn’t be low-cal. But the actual calorie count of this seasonal sip shocked me. The “grande” total: 410 calories, 17 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 48 grams of sugars.
Starbucks isn’t the only place where ordering without all the info can mean consuming several hundred calories more than you bargained for. Here’s a guide to more coffee drinks you might want to consider getting just once or twice a season—and skinnier sips you can guiltlessly give in to a little more often.
—Nicci Micco, M.S., Editor-at-Large for EatingWell Magazine