‘Tis the season for apple picking, sweater weather, and pumpkin everything! And a fan favorite of fall, without a doubt, is the Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte. Just scroll through your Instagram feed and you’ll get all the proof you need.
If you’re not familiar with the popular drink, the “espresso blended with the unmistakable spices of Fall” is complete with “steamed milk, topped with delectably sweetened whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices.” While this drink is a go-to for many, the health and nutrition facts usually don’t play a part in the purchase.
Here’s the low down:
A Pumpkin Spice Latte with whole milk fat and whipped cream has 420 calories (with 160 fat calories!). It also has 52 g of carbs and 50 g of sugar.
A Pumpkin Spice Latte with nonfat milk and no whipped cream has 260 (with 5 fat calories). It also has 51 g of carbs and 49 g of sugar.
Now, of course, we’re not telling you to cut this delicious drink out of your diet completely—what would fall be without it? There’s nothing wrong a little indulging—just not 5 days a week. Everything is moderation is a good way to go in this case.