There’s nothing better than a warm, ooey-gooey campfire s’more. And with just 134 calories and 12 grams of sugar, the treat is a relatively harmless indulgence.
But now that Starbucks has put their own spin on classic treat—and poured it into a cup—it’s no longer such a diet-friendly pick. Yes, that’s right, starting Tuesday, April 28th, the coffee giant will be offering a S’mores Frappuccino for a limited time. The chain didn’t specify how long they plan to keep it around.
The chain also neglected to supply any official nutritional numbers for their summer-inspired concoction, but we do know that it’s made with a blend of marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce, graham crackers, coffee, milk and ice. A grande Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino with whole milk and whip has 380 calories (the equivalent of three s’mores), 14 grams of fat and 58 grams of sugar (the equivalent of 22 Hershey Kisses), so we’re guessing this drink comes in around the same count.
If you’re serious about losing weight before bathing suit season, we suggest skipping the Frapp altogether. But if you really can’t resist, order a tall made with skim milk and ask the barista to use only half the standard amount of whipped cream. Better yet, split this lighted up order with a buddy. Doing so will save you 275 calories, 12 grams of fat and 38 grams of sugar! With some smart planning, you may have s’more “cheat meal” calories to play around with next time you want to indulge.