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ELYRIADANZIG SparkPoints: (30,445)
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4/1/13 7:33 A

Aranyani and Kara623, thank you. The Dunkin Donuts cappuccino has 7 grams of sugar, while the lower calorie Starbucks has 8, so I'm still confused.

This lifestyle change sure is a learning experience!

LEOPARDSPOTS1 SparkPoints: (608)
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3/29/13 4:04 P

Personally I wouldn't get cappucinos from either place but to each their own. Try adding vanilla or almond extract to your coffee, powdered milk, low-fat soy, honey, or a dash of cinnamon. These are all healthier flavoring options.

KARA623 Posts: 727
3/29/13 4:00 P

Look at the sugar. Starbucks drinks are fewer calories in general than Caribou, as well. When I used to drink those drinks a lot and didn't count NI, I preferred Caribou to Starbucks because their drinks were sweeter. When I started counting pts on WW, I saw that the Starbucks specialty drinks were much lower in pts than Caribou's were. In that case, it's because of the sugar. That may be the issue with DD vs Sbux, too.

ARANYANI Posts: 113
3/29/13 2:24 P

Maybe it's the amount of frothiness versus liquid? A cappuccino should have a fair amount of foam in proportion to the amount of liquid. If the Dunkin Donuts is more liquid with just a touch of foam on top, then it will likely have more milk in it, and thus more calories. Only thing I can think of. I've never had Dunkin Donuts Cappuccino, but I know that some places call something a cappuccino that doesn't really have enough foam, so it's a possibility.

ELYRIADANZIG SparkPoints: (30,445)
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3/29/13 2:11 P

I've been looking for a lower calorie coffee. Today, I compared the calories in each restaurant's cappuccino with skim milk here:

http://coffee-shop.findthebest.com/compa
re/133-799/Cappuccino-Nonfat-Milk-vs-C
appuccino-Small

I noticed that the 12oz Starbucks cappuccino is 20 calories less than the 10oz Dunkin Donuts cappuccino. I've been looking at this chart for awhile, but I'm still confused: why can I get more cappuccino for less calories at Starbucks?

Thanks for any input.

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