Iced coffee is getting to be one of the most popular drinks. Now there are plenty of chilled concoctions to choose from, but Consumer Reports says, be careful.
We've come a long way from the days when the only question about how you take your coffee was cream or sugar. Elaborate coffee drinks from places like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts look delicious and taste pretty good too.
But Consumer Reports says the fat and calorie count of some of these drinks is a bit chilling. You probably won't see nutritional information when you're buying one, but Consumer Reports says you can find out by going on the company Web Sites. And the numbers can give you quite a jolt.
The Dunkin Donuts Coolata has about 22 grams of fat. That's about a third of the daily fat intake for the average person.
The Starbucks Java Chocolate Chip Frappuccino also has 22 grams of fat. And the Starbucks Chocolate Chip Frappuccino blended Creme has even more, 24 grams of fat. Both drinks to 500 calories as well.
Consumer reports says as long as you think of them as a delicious dessert, go ahead and enjoy the splurge.
Consumer Reports says to reduce the fat and calories, skip the whipped cream or ask for two percent milk.