It seems like some sort of cruel joke that the warm-weather season's tastiest drinks -- thick and creamy milkshakes, rich blended frappes, and the like -- can be some of the biggest threats to your swimsuit figure (Photo Credit: BrandEating.com).
In the coffee category, at least, one has the sensible choice of a simple iced coffee to satisfy the craving for a cool quencher. According to a story on EatingWell.com, "A straight-up iced coffee (with skim milk, which you might have to specify) is, of course, the skinniest sip -- most of the 16-ounce varieties deliver less than 100 calories."
But before you get all excited and go ordering iced coffees off every menu you come across, remember that not all of them are good low-calorie options -- typical iced coffee add-ins and toppings like flavored syrups, whole milk, and whipped cream can make your drink's calorie count skyrocket in no time at all.
Not surprisingly, some of the biggest iced coffee calorie bombs can be found at your local fast-food joint or chain coffee shop. Some of the selections on this list, for example, are the calorie equivalents of a couple of doughnuts or a medium-sized order of french fries. Read on to find out which indulgent fast-food iced coffees you might want to avoid.
- Maryse Chevriere, The Daily Meal