The 20 Least Healthy Drinks in America

Editor July 26th, 2010

Check out some of the most unhealthy beverages in America... and maybe it will turn you into a water drinker!  

(If you could not view the pdf, here is the summary in plain-text form):

Worst "Water":

Snapple Agave Melon Antioxidant Water (1 bottle, 20 fl oz)
155 calories
0 g fat
33 g sugars.

Sugar Equivalent: 2 Good Humor Chocolate Eclair Bars


Worst Bottled Tea:

SoBe Green Tea (1 bottle, 20 fl oz)
240 calories
0 g fat
61 g sugars.

Sugar Equivalent:  4 slices of Sara Lee Cherry Pie


Worst Energy Drink:

Rockstar Energy Drink (1 can, 16 fl oz)
280 calories
0 g fat
62 g sugar

Sugar Equivalent: 6 Krispy Kreme Origincal Glazed Doughnuts


Worst Bottled Coffee:

Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino (1 bottle, 13.7 fl oz)
290 Calories
4.5 g fat (2.5 g saturated)
45 g sugar

Sugar Equivalent: 32 Nilla Wafers


Worst Soda:

Sunkist (1 bottle, 20 fl oz)
320 calories
0 g fat
84 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 6 Breyers Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches


Worst Beer:

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (1 bottle, 12 fl oz)
330 Calories
0 g fat
32.1 carbohydrates
9.6% Alcohol

Carbohydrate Equivalent: 12-pack of Michelob Ultra


Worst Kids' Drink:

Tropicana Tropical Fruit Fury Twister (1 bottle, 20 fl oz)
340 calories
0 g fat
60 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: Two 7-ounce canisters of Reddi-whip


Worst Functional Beverage:

Arizona Rx Energy (1 can, 23 fl oz)
345 calories
0 g fat
83 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 6 Cinnamon Roll Pop-Tarts


Worst Juice Imposter:

Arizona Kiwi Strawberry (1 can, 23 fl oz)
345 calories
0 g fat
81 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 7 bowls Froot Loops


Worst Espresso Drink:

Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream (venti, 20 fl oz)
660 calories
22 g fat (15 g saturated)
95 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 8 1/2 scoops Edy's SlowChurned Rich and Creamy Coffee Ice Cream


Worst Lemonade:

Auntie Anne's Wild Cherry Lemonade Mixer (32 fl oz)
470 calories
0 g fat
110 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 11 bowls of Cookie Crisp cereal


Worst Hot Chocolate:

Starbucks White Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream (venti, 20 fl oz)
520 calories
16 g fat (11 g saturated)
75 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 9 Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats


Worst Frozen Coffee Drink:

Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatte (24 fl oz)
870 calories
24 g fat (19g saturated, 1 g trans)
112 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 12 Dunkin Donuts Bavarian Kreme Doughnuts


Worst Margarita:

Traditional Red Lobster Lobsterita (24 fl oz)
890 calories
0 g fat
183 g carbohydrates

Carbohydrate Equivalent: 7 Almond Joy candy bars


Worst Float:

Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Soda (vanilla ice cream and cola) (large, 28.6 fl oz)
960 calories
40 g fat (25 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)
136 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 9.7 Fudgsicle fudge bars


Worst Frozen Fruit Drink

Krispy Kreme Lemon Sherbert Chiller (20 fl oz)
980 calories
40 g fat (36 g saturated)
115 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 16 medium-size chocolate eclairs


Worst Frozen Mocha

Cosi Double Oh! Arctic Mocha (gigante, 23 fl oz)
1,210 calories
19 g fat (10 g saturated)
240 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 41 Oreo Cookies


Worst Drive-Thru Shake:

McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Shake (large, 32 fl oz)
1,160 calories
27 g fat (16 g saturated, 2 g trans)
168 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 13 McDonald's Baked Hot Apple Pies


Worst Smoothie:

Smoothie King Peanut Power Plus Grape (large, 40 fl oz)
1,498 calories
44 g fat (8 g saturated)
214 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 20 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups



COLD STONE PB&C (Gotta Have It size, 24 fl oz)
2,010 calories
131 g fat (68 g saturated)
153 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 30 Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies

In terms of saturated fat, drinking this Cold Stone catastrophe is like slurping up 68 strips of BACON!  Health experts recommend capping your saturated fat intake at about 20 grams per day, yet this beverage packs more than three times that into a cup the size of a Chipotle burrito. But here's what's worse: No regular shake at Cold Stone, no matter what the size, has fewer than 1,000 calories. If you must drink your ice cream, make it one of the creamery's "Sinless" options. Otherwise you'd better plan on buying some bigger pants on the way home.

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