Starbucks’ frappes are not what you would call a ‘healthy drink’. Made with a shot of espresso and tons of sugar-laden flavoured syrup, a regular venti cup with whipped cream will set you back a whopping 700 calories.
Luckily, the coffee chain has tone down its penchant for overindulging its customers by introducing aÂ “Mini Frappuccino” starting Monday through July 6. The new size is just 10 ounces (250ml), compared with 12 ounces (350ml) for the company’s “tall” or small size.
The calories in a Mini Frappuccino vary depending on the flavour.
For the regular coffee with no whipped cream, Starbucks says it’ll have 120 calories and 24 grams of sugar. That’s compared with 180 calories and 36 grams of sugar for a small (tall) and 240 calories and 50 grams of sugar for a medium (grande).
A large (venti) Frappuccino has 350 calories and 69 grams of sugar.
Starbucks says the “mini” should cost about 20 to 30 cents less than a small.
However, it is not known whether the mini drinks will be sold in our shores, but judging by the number of Starbucks chains mushrooming the country lately, we’d say we stood a good chance.-MYNEWSHUB.CC