With iced tea season not quite over, fans of the pre-sweetened stuff might like to know just how many calories (all of them from refined white sugar) are lurking in what is commonly regarded as a healthier alternative to soda.
• McDonald’s Sweet Tea
(32 oz for a dollar) contains 280 calories and 69 grams of sugar—equal to the sweet stuff in 3 vanilla ice cream cones.
• Snapple Half and Half
The best stuff on earth must mean sugar. The 16-oz lemonade-tea blend packs 210 calories an 50 grams of sugar—equivalent to 5 Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts.
• Sobe Energize Green Tea
200 calories and 51 grams of sugar—more sugar than you’ll find in 3 frosted strawberry Pop-Tarts.
• Lipton Brisk Lemon Iced Tea
A 20-oz serving contains 210 calories and 55 grams of sugar—the amount found in 25 Pix Stix straws.
• Starbuck’s Iced Green Tea Latte
Described as lightly sweetened, the 16-oz serving with nonfat milk contains 250 calories and 50 grams of sugar—equal to their Grande Coffee Frappuccino made with whole milk.