As summer bods become a thing of the past and bathing suits are replaced with baggy sweaters, it’s easy to slip into a Pumpkin Spice Latte coma for the next few months.
From the dollop of whip cream to the comforting scent that signals autumn is finally coming, we don’t blame you for indulging without looking at the calories. But just how many grams of fat and sugar are you consuming while getting your daily fix? We investigated the PSL’s of four different popular food chains and have the results below. (Hint: They all have more sugar than a can of Coke, which comes in at 39g.)
Starbucks (16 oz. with 2% milk and whip)
The grand mastermind behind the beloved PSL will set you back 380 calories and 14g of fat when you go for the 2% milk and say yes to whip.
Sat. Fat: 8g
McDonald’s (16 oz. with whole milk)
This may be the healthiest route to go — clocking in with the least amount of calories and grams of sugar for a 16 oz. with whole milk. Slim it down even more by opting for skim milk.
Sat. Fat: 6g
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Dunkin Donuts (16 oz. with whole milk)
The Dunkin’ version of the PSL (Pumpkin Swirl Latte) contains no whip but still puts you in the danger zone for your daily saturated fat and sugar allowance.
Cals: 340 cals
Sat. Fat: 5g
Caribou Coffee (16 oz. with 2% milk and whip)
The most caloric drink appears to be Caribou’s medium-sized Pumpkin Pie Latte with 2% milk and whip, coming in with 600 calories and a whopping 13g of saturated fat — more than half the day’s recommended allowance.
Sat. Fat: 13g