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11th Nov 2015

The Calorie Content Of Your Christmas Coffee Treat Might Surprise You

That’s a latte calories…

Tis the season to be jolly, wrap up warm and pound the streets for gifts for your nearest and dearest.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be planning on a caffeine injection to get you through the bustle of the holiday madness.

Unfortunately you mightn’t be feeling too festive when you realise how many calories those special Christmas cuppas could be totting up the calorie count on your daily diet.

Running down through some of the festive treats on offer, the MailOnline broke down what the content of those Starbucks and Costa cups on their menus.

Would you be willing to spend 600 calories on your morning brew?

You might start double thinking some of your choices after you run-through the list below:


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  • Toffee nut latte, venti
    • 417 calories
  • Gingerbread latte ginger whip, venti
    • 403 calories
    • Eggnog latte, venti
      • 547 calories
      • Honey and almond hot chocolate, venti
        • 560 calories
        • Grande Toffee Nut Latte
          • Calories: 342
          • COSTA


            • Gingerbread and cream latte, massimo size, full fat
              • 317 calories
            • Caramel Fudge Hot Chocolate, massimo size, full fat
              • 661 calories
              • Sticky toffee latte, massimo size, full fat
                • 610 calories
                • White hot chocolate, massimo size, full fat
                  • 636 calories
                  • Want a lower-cal option?

                    Surprisingly, the same researchers found McDonald’s large toffee latte containing 241 calories – which should satisfy your sweet tooth minus the guilty conscience.

                    It might be worth taking a screengrab and saving the calorie menu on your phone – it’s one way to guarantee you don’t have buyer’s remorse this Christmas.