A few days ago, I met a new friend for coffee at Caribou Coffee. I planned to have a small indulgence — a Caramel High Rise valued at 360 calories with whip. I got to the coffee shop, said hello to my friend and went to the counter to place my order. I noticed a holiday flavor called the Salted Caramel Bundino. I asked the skinny barista what it was. She said it was her favorite coffee and that it was similar to the Caramel High Rise, but with a nice salty sweet taste. In my mind I thought that Salty Caramel is similar to Caramel. I ordered the same size, but without the whip.
After 45 minutes of playing with my son and some delightful conversation, I went home and entered my calories into my journal. I had to look up the Salty Caramel Bundino. AGH! Much to my shock & horror, the beverage I enjoyed had 850 calories!
850 calories! Now, a Big Mac has 550 calories. So, what the heck is in a COFFEE to make it so calorie laden? It was good, but not that good! I would have preferred to eat one and a half Big Macs or two double cheeseburgers! At least then I would have actually eaten food!
So, I learned a lesson. NEVER order anything you don’t know the calories for! I assumed… and I made a fool of myself.