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20 Worst Drinks in America

So your mom may have told you not to spoil your appetite with that chocolate chip cookie you were eating before dinner, but did you ever think about what that energy drink your sipping on looks like in terms of its sugar content? The article "20 Worst Drinks in America" takes a look at what is hiding in that sinfully sweet soda. You may not ever dream of eating 6 Krispy Creme glazed donuts in one sitting but thats how much sugar you are putting in your body when you have a 16 oz Rockstar Energy Drink! This article from Men's Health Magazine is a great reminder to us all to keep reading your labels! Happy Eating! .

20. Worst Water: Snapple Agave Melon Antioxidant Water 

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 Botle, 20 fl. Ounces

 150 Calories, 0 Grams of Fat, 33 Grams of Sugar

  Sugar Equivalent: 2 Good Humor Chocolate Eclair Bars for that "water" of yours.

19. Worst Bottled Tea: Sobe Green Tea

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 bottle, 20 fl. oz

240 calories, 0 g fat, 61 Grams of Sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 4 slices Sara Lee Cherry Pie

18. Worst Energy Drink: Rockstar Energy Drink

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 bottle, 16 fl oz

280 calories, 0 g fat, 62 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 6 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts

17. Worst Bottled Coffee: Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino 

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 bottle, 13.7 fl oz

290 calories, 4.5 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 45 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 32 Nilla Wafers

16. Worst Soda: Sunkist

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 bottle, 20 fl oz

320 calories, 0 g fat, 84 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent:6 Breyers Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

15. Worst Beer: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 bottle, 12 fl oz

330 calories, 0 g fat, 32.1 g carbohydrates, 9.6% alcohol

Carbohydrate Equivalent: 12-pack of Michelob Ultra

14. Worst Kids Drink: Tropicana Tropical Fruit Fury Twister

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 bottle, 20 fl ozs

340 calories, 0 g fat, 60 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: Two 7 oz canisters of Ready Whip

13. Worst Functional Beverage: Arizona RX Energy

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 Can, 23 fl Ozs

345 calories, 0 g fat, 83 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 6 Cinnamon Roll Pop-Tarts

12. Worst Juice Imposter: Arizona Kiwi Stawberry

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 Can, 23 fl ozs

345 calories, 0 g fat, 81 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 7 Bowls of Fruit Loops

11. Worst Espresso Drink: Starbucks Pepermint White Choc.Mocha

20 Worst Drinks in America

1 Cup, 20 fl ozs

660 calories22 g fat (15 g saturated)95 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 8½ scoops Edy's Slow Churned Rich and Creamy Coffee Ice Cream

10. Worst Lemonade: Auntie Anne's Wild Cherry Lemonade Mixer 

20 Worst Drinks in America

32 fl ozs

470 calories0 g fat110 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 11 bowls of Cookie Crisp cereal

9. Worst Hot Chocolate: Starbucks White Hot Chocolate

20 Worst Drinks in America

20 fl ozs

520 calories16 g fat (11 g saturated)75 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 9 Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

8. Worst Frozen Coffee Bank: Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatte

20 Worst Drinks in America

24 fl ozs

870 calories
24 g fat (19 g saturated, 1 g trans)
112 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 12 Dunkin' Donuts Bavarian Kreme Doughnuts

7. Worst Margarita: Traditional Red Lobster Lobsterita

20 Worst Drinks in America

24 fl ozs

890 calories
0 g fat
183 g carbohydrates

Carbohydrate Equivalent: 7 Almond Joy candy bars

6. Worst Float: Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Soda (vanilla ice cream & cola)

20 Worst Drinks in America

28.6 fl ozs

960 calories40 g fat (25 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)136 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent:9.7 Fudgsicle fudge bars

5. Worst Frozen Fruit Drink: Krispy Kreme Lemon Sherbet Chiller

20 Worst Drinks in America

20 fl ozs

980 calories40 g fat (36 g saturated)115 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 16 medium-size chocolate eclairs

4. Worst Frozen Mocha: Così Double Oh! Arctic Mocha

20 Worst Drinks in America

23 fl ozs

1,210 calories19 g fat (10 g saturated)240 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 41 Oreo Cookies

3. Worst Drive Thru Shake: McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Shake 

20 Worst Drinks in America

32 fl ozs

1,160 calories27 g fat (16 g saturated, 2 g trans)168 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent:  13 McDonald's Baked Hot Apple Pies

2. Worst Smoothie: Smoothie King Peanut Power Plus Grape

20 Worst Drinks in America

40 fl ozs

1,498 calories
44 g fat (8 g saturated)
214 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 20 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

 1. Worst Drink in America: Cold Stone PB&C

20 Worst Drinks in America

24 fl ozs

2,010 calories
131 g fat (68 g saturated)
153 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 30 Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies
 
In terms of saturated fat, drinking this Cold Stone catastrophe is like slurping up 68 strips of bacon. Health experts recommend capping your saturated fat intake at about 20 grams per day, yet this beverage packs more than three times that into a cup the size of a Chipotle burrito. But here's what's worse: No regular shake at Cold Stone, no matter what the size, has fewer than 1,000 calories. If you must drink your ice cream, make it one of the creamery's "Sinless" options. Otherwise you'd better plan on buying some bigger pants on the way hom

7 Comments

Wow, makes you think twice about what your drinking. Luckily, I stay away from stuff like this to begin with. Well, except the beer. I love my strong beers.

Heck yes! Esp. the IPA'S, those are the best! =)

Doesn't it make you think twice! It totally made me look at what I drink differently. Even though I don't drink those drinks, I definitely took a look at my coconut water this afternoon. Thankfully only 8 gs of sugar. Welcome Claudia!

Great presentation. Really helpful to see its sugar equivalent. Makes the numbers more tangible.

and in reality, people accompany this stuff with MORE SUGAR/FAT/CALORIES!!!

i know my favorite is when i see people with a huge jamba juice waiting in line at chipolte for a big burrito. Crazy times

I'm sick of seeing agave nectar being marketed as some sort of healthy sugar alternative. Agave is usually over 90 percent fructose! That means it is more inflammatory than regular sugar and does more to damage your liver. Agave is the WORST sweetener! Even worse than high fructose corn syrup.

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