Oreo shake anyone??!!
http://health.msn.com/nutrition/arti...0241048&page=11. WORST DRINK IN AMERICA
Baskin-Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake
135 g fat (59 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fat)
263 g sugars
1,700 mg sodium
Is this the worst drink on the planet? All signs point to yes. First off, it has an ingredient list that reads like an organic chemistry final. Those 70-plus ingredients conspire to pack this shake with more sugar than 29 Fudgsicles, as much fat as a stick and a half of butter, and more calories than 48 actual Oreos. Oh, it also has 3 days’ worth of saturated fat and, most bizarre of all, as much salt as you’ll find in 9 bags of Lay’s Classic potato chips. Need more proof? Let’s hope not.
2. WORST SMOOTHIE
Smoothie King’s The Hulk, Strawberry (40 ounces)
70 g fat (32 g saturated)
240 g sugars
To be fair, this smoothie is designed to help people gain weight. The problem is that we live in a nation in which two-thirds of us are overweight, and the number of professional body builders doesn’t constitute a significant demographic. Plus, if you really want to put on some pounds, just eat 9 Odwalla Super Protein bars. That’s how many it would take to match this caloric load.
3. WORST MILK SHAKE
Cold Stone Creamery "Gotta Have It" PB&C Shake
131 g fat (68 g saturated)
153 g sugars
The PB&C is intended to denote peanut butter and chocolate, but the more accurate translation might be potbellies and cardiovascular disease. After all, this one drink does pack more calories than a dozen ice cream sandwiches and more saturated fat than nearly 20 large orders of McDonald’s French fries. And what’s even more depressing is that no shake on Cold Stone’s menu, not even the small sizes, falls below 1,000 calories. Choose a small ice cream and use the 1,640 calories for something with at least a trace of nutritional value.
4. WORST ICE-BLENDED COFFEE DRINK
Così Gigante Double OH! Arctic (23 ounces)
19 g fat
259 g carbohydrates
How does Così’s coffee creation reach such abysmal heights? By dropping a giant Oreo cookie into the blender with a flood of chocolate syrup and then sticking another Oreo on top. The only thing stronger than the massive caffeine jolt will be the sugar crash to follow. “Blended coffee drinks” is a troubled genre in need of a name change; we think “caffeinated milk shakes” is a more apt description.
5. WORST FLOAT
Large Ice Cream Soda with Vanilla Ice Cream Float (32 ounces)
40 g fat (25 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)
136 g sugars
If you’re going to have a float, it’s best to limit yourself to one small scoop of ice cream and a reasonable pour of soda, yet Baskin-Robbins’ smallest portion is 32 ounces! Unfortunately, if the ice cream mogul doesn’t begin offering smaller sizes, your options are limited. Either split a small float or cut the soda out of the equation.
6. WORST COCKTAIL
Red Lobster Traditional Lobsterita
0 g fat
183 g carbohydrates
Lobsterita means a lobster tank–size glass filled with booze and high-fructose corn syrup. You’d have to drink 4 regular on-the-rocks margaritas to outdo the massive calorie load. Pair that with a dinner and you might be pushing a full day’s calories in one meal. If you want to get drunk, take a shot. If you want to enjoy a cocktail, make sure it doesn’t start with a bottle of mix—your body and your taste buds will thank you.
7. WORST HOT CHOCOLATE
Starbucks Venti 2% Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate (20 ounces)
37 g fat (22 g saturated)
85 g sugars
380 mg sodium
Since when did hot chocolate require salt and caramel to meet the expectations of consumers? Seems a bit gratuitous, no? Thanks to Starbucks’ monstrous creation, the classic winter comfort beverage is now sullied with more than a full day’s worth of saturated fat and as much sugar as nearly 4 Hershey’s chocolate bars. (Check out our story on the most sugar-packed foods in America.)
8. WORST BOTTLED COFFEE
Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino (13.7-ounce bottle)
4.5 g fat (2.5 g saturated)
46 g sugars
Add one of these to your diet every morning and you’ll add about 28 pounds of flab to your body in a year. (Think choosing a diet soda is the better way to go? Think again: Read our story on the truth about diet soda.)
9. WORST ENERGY DRINK
Rockstar Original (16-ounce can)
0 g fat
62 g sugars
Americans spent $4.2 billion on high-octane elixirs in 2008. Even with dozens of brands found in the cooler, Rockstar stands out as the most sugar-loaded of the various and sundry energy drinks. Compared with its closest competitor, it has 20 extra calories, which is just enough to make it the worst possible choice for instant energy. And with research on the long-term effects of taurine and guarana still cloudy, you’re better off getting your buzz from coffee, a proven source of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients. But if you must grab a can, you can’t get better than the low-carb concoction below.
10. WORST FUNCTIONAL BEVERAGE
Snapple Tropical Mango Antioxidant Water (20-ounce bottle)
0 g fat
30 g sugars
Here’s the thing about sugar: It has only one function, and that is to make you fat. Of course, bottlers of the so-called functional beverages try to hide this fact behind a flurry of healthy buzz-terms, such as antioxidants (read about the 18 worst packaged food lies here). Too bad two out of three antioxidants in this bottle are actually vitamins A and E, both of which are fat soluble, making them difficult to absorb in a fat-free beverage. If you want flavored water, just make sure it comes without calories. If it’s more vitamins you seek, increase your fresh fruit intake or pop a multivitamin.