The fall classics are back, but something new is brewing at your local Starbucks. If you haven’t picked up it’s scent yet, you will soon notice that for the first time in years a new drink is on the fall menu. The Toasted Graham Latte. Sounds delicious but how does it stack up against the king of cool weather drinks? Starbucks claims a less sweet drink (only slightly though, with 40 grams of sugar for their 16oz version – see our “how much sugar” slideshow for reference).
According to starbucks.com “Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less sweet perfect treat”
It’s clear that fans of the Pumpkin Spice Latte won’t find a drastically healthier fall drink option in the Toasted Graham Latte. But starting with less sugar and no whip cream you eliminate some of the unnecessary sugar from the Pumpkin Spice. If you want to further reduce sugars, try swapping in skim milk.
|Calories 380||Calories 300|
|50 grams Sugar||40 grams Sugar|
|Total Fat 14g||Total Fat 9g|
|Sodium 240mg||Sodium 210mg|
|**2% Milk used|
*** Our advice is to skip the sugar rush and go with something else. If you are looking for a lightweight but still tasty breakfast option, try the Medifast Mocha Shake. Easily made ***
PS – If you opt for the Venti – you are in for 380 Calories and 51G of sugar. Here for full details.