The Girl Scouts are killing us

img007 Wow, look at those nutrition facts for thin mints… and this is for a serving size of only 4 cookies!  23% of your daily saturated fat needs makes this almost as disappointing as the day I looked up the nutritional info for my favorite Starbucks beverage. (for the record, a grande white chocolate mocha with whip is 470 calories, with 12 grams of saturated fat: that’s 61% of your daily intake; I’ve since switched to grande white chocolate soy mochas, no whip.  Yep, I live in Seattle.)

Handy coffee reference manual

image Stumbled across this post from someone that’s created diagrams of different types of coffee.  Very handy, especially for those of us living in the pacific northwest, where there’s a Starbucks (or a Tully’s, or a Seattle’s Best Coffee [which is, in all actuality, a Starbucks], or a random coffee hut) on many street corners.

It’s a great way to demonstrate visually what actually goes into a coffee.  I think Edward Tufte would be impressed.  My favorite drink? A grande white chocolate mocha.  The downside?  According to Starbucks’ nutritional value page, it stocks a whopping 470 calories in just one 16 ounce serving.

As a side note, I’m continually amazed at the length of some people’s coffee orders up here.  I often wonder what the longest possible coffee order is, as measured by syllables.  I’d guess something on the order of a Doppio 2% Extra-Hot Espresso Macchiato.  Phew, that’s 15 syllables, but only 15 calories.