Coffee chains review 2005

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  • Updated:28 May 2005
 

02.Nutrition table

 

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Nutrition3
Chain / product1 (from lower to higher kilojoules, within categories) Serve size2 (mL) Kilojoules Kilojoules as % of average woman’s RDI* Fat (g) Fat as % of average woman’s RDI* Sugars (g) Sugars as % of average woman’s RDI*
Hot
Coffee, black
Latte, whole milk
360
360
11
750
0
9
0
10
0
14
0
13
0
12
McCAFÉ Vienna Coffee (A) 360 288 3 6 9 1 1
STARBUCKS Caramel Macchiato 360 864 10 9 13 23 22
BB’S ESPRESSO Dutch Coffee (A) 360 1044 12 17 24 13 12
MICHEL’S ESPRESSO Mocca (A) 360 1044 12 10 14 25 24
GLORIA JEANS Caramelatte 360 1080 13 10 14 31 30
HUDSONS Marble Mocha 360 1098 13 10 14 29 28
Chilled
STARBUCKS Coffee Frappuccino (B) 425 1445 17 12 17 47 45
HUDSONS IceStorm Coffee Flavour 480 1632 19 11 16 53 50
BB’S ESPRESSO Cappuccino Frost (A) 480 1656 19 15 22 58 55
McCAFÉ Iced Coffee (A) 480 1704 20 18 26 45 43
McCAFÉ Caramel Latte Frappe (A) 480 1728 20 12 17 58 55
BB’S ESPRESSO Mocha-Latte Frost (A) 425 1764 21 15 21 55 52
GLORIA JEANS Very Vanilla Chiller (A) 480 1776 21 22 32 40 38
GLORIA JEANS Crème Brulée (A) 480 1872 22 21 30 53 50
MICHEL’S ESPRESSO Hazelnut Chiller (A) 480 2184 26 27 39 34 32
MICHEL’S ESPRESSO White Lightning Chiller (A) 425 2231 26 33 47 33 31
HUDSONS Iced Coffee White Chocolate Flavour (A) 480 2256 27 27 39 58 55
JAMAICA BLUE Iced Mocha (A) 480 2280 27 20 29 67 64
Coffee extras4
Milk, skim (<0.2% fat)
30 45 1 0 0 2 2
Milk, reduced-fat (1–2% fat)
30 63 1 0 0 2 2
Milk, whole / standard (2–4% fat)
30 82 1 1 1 1 1
Cream, whipped for topping, unsweetened
25 g 400 5 10 14 1 1
Sugar (1 teaspoon)
4 g 67 1 0 0 4 4
Treats5
Friand, raspberry
84 g 1150 14 16 23 23 22
Banana bread
135 g 1400 16 6 9 30 29
Biscuit, choc chip
71 g 1500 17 17 24 20 19
Muffin, blueberry
142 g 1550 18 16 23 23 22
Scone, fruit
118 g 1600 19 9 13 15 14
Danish pastry, fruit and custard
144 g 1850 22 23 33 23 22
Croissant, plain
117 g 2000 23 28 40 6 6
Representative daily intake6
(average adult woman)
8500 100 70 100 105 100

 

Table notes

* RDI = Representative daily intake (see table note 6 for details).
(A) Topped with whipped cream as standard.
(B) Also available in a ‘light’ option, with less kilojoules and fat.

1 Chain / product
A range of interesting coffee drinks was chosen from the menus of seven national coffee chains and sent to the lab for nutrient analysis. It isn’t a comprehensive list of available drinks or a systematic brand comparison, just a representative sample of what’s on the market. If you want information on other drinks and food sold in coffee chains, try asking for it when you buy — some chains already have or are planning to have nutrition information available to customers on their websites and/or in stores on request.

2 Serve size
These are takeaway cup sizes.

  • Hot drinks: Most chains sell hot drinks in a range of sizes. We’ve provided nutrition information for the ‘medium’ 12 oz (approx. 360 mL) size only, as all chains sold this size.
  • Chilled drinks: Some chains only sell chilled drinks in one size (425 mL). For those that have a range of sizes, we’ve given nutrition information for the 16 oz (480 mL) drinks, the size closest to 425 mL.

3 Nutrition
The amount of kilojoules, fat and sugar in the table is based on laboratory analysis of composite samples of standard drinks as sold to us in January (rounded to the nearest whole number). Actual serving size and nutrient values may vary slightly.

4 Coffee extras
This nutrition information is for average portion sizes of generic coffee extras, as calculated by FoodWorks, a food composition software package.

5 Treats
This nutrition information is for average portion sizes of generic treats, again as calculated by FoodWorks. The figures should be used as a guide only, as recipes (and therefore the fat, sugar and kilojoules in them) may vary from store to store.

6 Representative daily intake
These figures are approximate, based on a woman aged 30–60, weighing approximately 65 kg and measuring roughly 165 cm in height. Use them as a guide if you want to work out whether you’re eating too much, too little or just right every day.

  • Energy: 8500 kJ — this is the recommended daily intake of kilojoules for the ‘average’ woman described above to maintain her current weight.
  • Fat: 70 g — this is the total amount of fat the average woman can consume per day and have a diet that doesn’t contain too much fat.
  • Sugars: 105 g — this is the maximum amount of all types of sugar the average woman should consume in a day.
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