By Bennett Fuson and Lexi Muir
Drink This: Tazo Green Tea Shaken Iced Tea
A brief spoiler: Technically, this isn’t the best thing on the menu. That honor goes to the Caffe Americana, or, as explained by a Starbucks employee, hot water mixed with an expresso shot. For a more full-bodied beverage, the Tazo Shaken Iced Teas are a safe choice. Only 80 calories, these drinks have the option of being sweetened or unsweetened, with the option of sweetening with Splenda. Each of the teas has the same nutritional facts; however, green tea naturally has antioxidants and is generally regarded as a highly nutritious, healthy tea.
Not That: Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate
Starbucks debuted this sugary, chocolaty concoction this winter as part of their special holiday menu. The item stuck, giving customers the option to destroy their bodies 365 days of the year. This 640 calorie monster of a drink has 20 grams of saturated fat – almost a full day’s worth. What is frightening about this drink is the fact that 640 calories and 20 grams of saturated fat only fill a grande size drink.