Coffee with cream and sugar… Iced coffee…Flavored lattes….Espresso… The list goes on and on.
It’s not just me – the nation is coffee-obsessed. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and a host of other shops compete on every street corner, at the malls, and anyplace else they can plug in an espresso machine. There are entire aisles at the grocery store dedicated to nothing but coffee from the far corners of the earth and various flavored creamers to please the palate.
Like nearly everything else that is sold for profit, however, coffee has become tainted.
Artificial flavors, toxic sweeteners, chemical creations, and pesticide soaked beans make a lot of the offerings out there downright toxic.
If your drive to work includes a stop at a fancy coffee shop (or any other kind of coffee shop, for that matter) you aren’t doing your wallet or your health any favors. At nearly $6 apiece and an appalling amount of caloric damage, here are the 10 most unhealthy drinks from Starbucks, the trendiest java joint around.
An Assault of Toxins and Other Unsavory Items
It’s not only the high calories that you have to worry about. Starbucks recently came under fire for the food coloring in the very popular Strawberry Frappucino. The frothy drink receives it’s lovely pink color from “natural coloring” aka “Natural Red #4″. It’s very natural, all right. It comes from dried, ground-up bugs, pictured below. ”Hi. I’d like a venti Strawberry Frappucino with whip and extra beetles , please.” -