Starbucks tea, coffee, and chocolate drinks rated, from healthiest beverage to unhealthiest


Starbucks continues to lure us with its delicious drinks, and we’ve got the 411 on the healthiest and unhealthiest beverages, from coffee to tea.

Before Starbucks arrived in our lives, we viewed coffee as a morning-only beverage used primarily to jump-start our day. But Starbucks has changed us from a just-for-breakfast coffee drinker to a morning, noon, and night caffeine queen.

Unfortunately, the calories in treats such as a Triple Mocha Frappuccino®, which features whipped cream, mocha sauce, and caramel, can add up all too quickly. So we’ve done the math to serve up the healthiest and unhealthiest beverages to choose the next time you head off to your favorite Starbucks.

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Iced summer sweets to the sweet

If you’re craving something sweet, an Iced White Chocolate Mocha on a hot day might sound like the ticket to food paradise. But f you gulp down a Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha made with whole milk and whipped cream, you just consumed almost 600 calories!

A better option: You can still enjoy that Venti Iced beverage. Just make it an Iced Cold Foam Cappuccino made with non-fat milk. Your calorie total: Just 80 calories. Now that’s tasty.

Blissfully hot beverages

For those longing for something hot on a cold day, a zero-calorie cuppa Emperor’s Cloud and Mist® Green Tea is as good as it is exotic. Prefer coffee? A Grande size of Starbucks Dark Roast has just five calories.

Or maybe it’s a day when you really need chocolate (we know the feeling).  Doesn’t a Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino® Blended Crème sound fabulous? Unfortunately, it’s got 420 calories in a Grande.

A better option: Treat yourself to a Skinny Mocha for just 160 calories.

Starbucks treats under 200 calories

Starbucks gets five golden carrots out of five for listing not just the calorie counts for all its drinks, but for coming up with a list of Delicious Drinks Under 200 Calories. From a Teavana® Shaken Iced Passion Tango™ Tea with zero calories and zero grams of fat to a Nonfat Caffè Mocha – hold the whip – for 170 calories, the variety is just as delicious as the no-guilt nutrition information.

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If you’re thinking about something to eat to go with that mocha, Starbucks also has a list of Favorite Foods Under 350 Calories.

You’ve got the virtuously good-for-you (hello, 160-calorie whole-grain oatmeal) as well as the sinful-but-moderate-in-calories (we love you, 140-calorie Chocolate Cake Pop!).