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October 6, 2009 12:53 PM
Ok so I absolutely love the pumpkin flavoring in my coffee. I know it adds sugar but how many calories could one to two pumps of the syrup have?

Its a regular large coffee with skim milk in it= 45 Calories

Pumpkin syrup???

I am getting these outrageously high numbers from dunkin.com and I think some of those numbers include adding real sugar and whole milk.

Anyone have any ideas? What do those typical syrups have? Thanks!
  167401
October 6, 2009 12:55 PM
Next time you are in there ask if you can look at the package.
October 6, 2009 12:55 PM
According to this website, a pump of flavor at Starbucks has 20 cals. Wonder how many grams/ounces a pump at DD is.
http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-starbucks-coffee-flavored-syrup-i115264


"Do Flavored Syrups Contain Many Calories?
Contrary to what you might think, most flavored syrups are low-calorie and fat-free. Classic syrups add approximately 70 calories per one-ounce serving while sugar free syrups contain no calories or carbohydrates. Italian sodas made with flavored syrups are a delicious alternative to caffeinated sodas that can be high in sugar and contain chemicals. "
http://www.coffee-authority.com/flavored-syrups.html
Edited by LittleSpy On October 6, 2009 12:58 PM
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October 6, 2009 12:56 PM
QUOTE:

Ok so I absolutely love the pumpkin flavoring in my coffee. I know it adds sugar but how many calories could one to two pumps of the syrup have?

Its a regular large coffee with skim milk in it= 45 Calories

Pumpkin syrup???

I am getting these outrageously high numbers from dunkin.com and I think some of those numbers include adding real sugar and whole milk.

Anyone have any ideas? What do those typical syrups have? Thanks!


That syrup is pure sugar and chemical. There's a ton of calories in that crap. It might taste good but consider what's in it.
October 6, 2009 12:59 PM
The starbucks one is a powder I think so that would be better than a pump of something, who knows whats it it!

~Leash heart
October 6, 2009 12:59 PM
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That syrup is pure sugar and chemical. There's a ton of calories in that crap. It might taste good but consider what's in it.


I really wouldn't consider 20 calories a "ton" of calories. indifferent
  270768
October 6, 2009 1:03 PM
Yeah but I can't imagine one pump of syrup is adding like 200+ calories.

I don't have one everyday, but when i do have one its good to know how badly its hurting me.


It can't be worse than caramel sauce that they put on ice cream (calorie wise) right? noway
  167401
October 6, 2009 1:03 PM
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That syrup is pure sugar and chemical. There's a ton of calories in that crap. It might taste good but consider what's in it.


I really wouldn't consider 20 calories a "ton" of calories. indifferent


Its not 20 calories, you are talking about something else.

Just because something has a similar net result in flavor does not mean it has the same nutritional value. Dunkin Donuts is notorious for using crap that is BAD for you. They even list it on their website.
October 6, 2009 1:04 PM
It's 20 cal per pump - a grande takes like 4 pumps....

but he's right as much as I am a Nonfat no whip 2 pump grande iced mocha nut, it's nothing healthy...shhhh....it still won't stop me....we all have our vices...that's mine
October 6, 2009 1:05 PM
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Yeah but I can't imagine one pump of syrup is adding like 200+ calories.

I don't have one everyday, but when i do have one its good to know how badly its hurting me.


It can't be worse than caramel sauce that they put on ice cream (calorie wise) right? noway


The caramel on ice cream has about 80 calories per teaspoon. And that's been thickened for texture on your ice cream. The stuff you shoot into your coffee is liquified sugar with flavoring and preservatives. Thats it.
October 6, 2009 1:07 PM
Let's note that I eat a lot of crap laugh I'm not advocating clean living here, but the flavored coffee is SO not good for someone that is trying to lose weight. Its a huge amount of empty calories.

But like Chrissy said, everyone has their vices.
October 6, 2009 1:08 PM
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That syrup is pure sugar and chemical. There's a ton of calories in that crap. It might taste good but consider what's in it.


I really wouldn't consider 20 calories a "ton" of calories. indifferent


Its not 20 calories, you are talking about something else.




Really? What am I talking about then, Sir Expert on flavored syrups? Too bad there isn't a *rolls eyes* smiley. laugh

edit: typo


Oh, and also, there are sugar free flavored syrups, so maybe you can find one you love & use it instead of having them pump their own syrup into your coffee. And YEP, it's full of extra chemicals. What's worse? Chemicals or calories? My vice is diet soda cupcakes. But if eating those keeps cravings at a minimum so that I lose over 15 pounds in 1 month, then, well, I'm going to keep eating them for now. wink
Edited by LittleSpy On October 6, 2009 1:13 PM
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October 6, 2009 1:10 PM
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That syrup is pure sugar and chemical. There's a ton of calories in that crap. It might taste good but consider what's in it.


I really wouldn't consider 20 calories a "ton" of calories. indifferent


Its not 20 calories, you are talking about something else.




Really? What am I talking about then, Sir Expert on flavored syrups? Too bad there isn't a *rolls eyes* smiley. laugh

edit: typo


Darling, you're talking about Starbucks, shes talking about Dunkin Donuts... laugh peace? flowerforyou
Edited by chgudnitz On October 6, 2009 1:13 PM
October 6, 2009 1:11 PM
I'm a barista and most syrups run around 70 or 80 calories for 2 tbs and closer to 100 if they are thicker. Hope that helps. I have a hazelnut white mocha twice a week and its totally worth whatever crap they put it it wink
  37744
October 6, 2009 1:15 PM
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Darling, you're takling about Starbucks, shes talking about Dunkin Donuts... laugh peace? flowerforyou


I'm down with peace... ahem... darlin'. flowerforyou
I was only suggesting that the syrups used at Starbucks and DD may be similar. And yeah, it's all sugar & chemicals, but if drinking a pumpkin coffee keeps her from eating an entire cheesecake later in the day, the benefit of that coffee is probably outweighing the risks.
  270768
October 6, 2009 1:16 PM
Its the same thing with a venti iced vanilla coffee from starbucks


It says its close to 200 calories. It doesn't say on the website that they add any kind of milk or extra sugar. But, there is NO way a black iced coffee and twopumps of syrup is 200 calories. These numbers have to be accounting for whole milk in there.
  167401
October 6, 2009 1:27 PM
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Darling, you're takling about Starbucks, shes talking about Dunkin Donuts... laugh peace? flowerforyou


I'm down with peace... ahem... darlin'. flowerforyou
I was only suggesting that the syrups used at Starbucks and DD may be similar. And yeah, it's all sugar & chemicals, but if drinking a pumpkin coffee keeps her from eating an entire cheesecake later in the day, the benefit of that coffee is probably outweighing the risks.


Here's where we differ... I look at 20 calories and say, no big deal. I look at 200 calories and say that's a meal with a serving of chicken breast and a side of veggies. Will power should keep someone from eating an entire cheesecake.

There are a lot of people that come on here and wonder why they are not losing weight, then neglect to mention that they drink a harmless little flavored coffee daily. (NOT SAYING SPARKSFLY DOES THIS) I just want people to know there are more than 20 calories in something. People NEED to know what is going in their body before they put it in. There is more to this nutrition game than just calories.
October 6, 2009 1:41 PM

quoted from earlier
Here's where we differ... I look at 20 calories and say, no big deal. I look at 200 calories and say that's a meal with a serving of chicken breast and a side of veggies. Will power should keep someone from eating an entire cheesecake.
There are a lot of people that come on here and wonder why they are not losing weight, then neglect to mention that they drink a harmless little flavored coffee daily. (NOT SAYING SPARKSFLY DOES THIS) I just want people to know there are more than 20 calories in something. People NEED to know what is going in their body before they put it in. There is more to this nutrition game than just calories.


end of quote!


Yes much more than just calories..... trace nutrients, vitamins, minerals, good fat, good carbs, protien, the list can go on. Unless someone knows how it feels to eat really healthy they might not feel how their own eating habbits are not giving their body what it needs to run at it's best. I try not to poision my body with crap (and yes it does not always work) and I eat as much unprocessed, real food as I possible can. When I have a few days of "regular" eating I can tell the difference. If you are only eating 1200 calories a day does your body not deserve to have the best 1200 calories possible?

Thank you
Edited by SulisVioletWings On October 6, 2009 1:50 PM
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October 6, 2009 1:43 PM
Try the Pumpkin Spice Coffee Flavoring my nestle and make coffee at home. Its not totally healthy but is less calories and you can see what is in it. I have always drank coffee with french vanilla or some flavored cream and no sugar and have not gained weight from ithappy Then have one of those Dunkin Donut coffees once a week for a treat I do that now, and it taste even better when you get it only once a week:)happy I love a medium coffee with cream and sugar or a hot vanilla chai so good so not healthy for everyday thoughohwell


Alisha
October 6, 2009 1:47 PM
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Its the same thing with a venti iced vanilla coffee from starbucks


It says its close to 200 calories. It doesn't say on the website that they add any kind of milk or extra sugar. But, there is NO way a black iced coffee and twopumps of syrup is 200 calories. These numbers have to be accounting for whole milk in there.


From my experience, websites generally list the calories for the standardized item. So, if it comes standard with whole milk, then you would reduce it by that much. Otherwise, 200 calories it probably it. The syrup is pure sugar and flavoring so it is completely plausable that it is 200 calories for two pumps.
October 6, 2009 4:35 PM
Try buying pumpkin coffee- I currently have Pumpkin Spice and mix just a dash of sugar-free vanilla syrup in it... YUM! love
October 6, 2009 7:22 PM
QUOTE:

Ok so I absolutely love the pumpkin flavoring in my coffee. I know it adds sugar but how many calories could one to two pumps of the syrup have?

Its a regular large coffee with skim milk in it= 45 Calories

Pumpkin syrup???

I am getting these outrageously high numbers from dunkin.com and I think some of those numbers include adding real sugar and whole milk.

Anyone have any ideas? What do those typical syrups have? Thanks!


I work at a Dunkin'... We're supposed to put 4 pumps of the syrup in a large... If you really like it 1-2 pumps would give you the flavor but with half the sugar/calories. Hope I've helped :)
  233247
October 7, 2009 8:25 AM
QUOTE:

Ok so I absolutely love the pumpkin flavoring in my coffee. I know it adds sugar but how many calories could one to two pumps of the syrup have?

Its a regular large coffee with skim milk in it= 45 Calories

Pumpkin syrup???

I am getting these outrageously high numbers from dunkin.com and I think some of those numbers include adding real sugar and whole milk.

Anyone have any ideas? What do those typical syrups have? Thanks!


cwvanek- any ideas if you have worked since I posted this??? ever get to check it out?
  167401
October 7, 2009 9:48 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Ok so I absolutely love the pumpkin flavoring in my coffee. I know it adds sugar but how many calories could one to two pumps of the syrup have?

Its a regular large coffee with skim milk in it= 45 Calories

Pumpkin syrup???

I am getting these outrageously high numbers from dunkin.com and I think some of those numbers include adding real sugar and whole milk.

Anyone have any ideas? What do those typical syrups have? Thanks!


cwvanek- any ideas if you have worked since I posted this??? ever get to check it out?


Unfortunatly, there is no calorie amount on the bottle of syrup and we get nothing in the store nutrition-wise. Maybe you could shoot DD an email?
  233247
October 7, 2009 10:43 AM
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Darling, you're takling about Starbucks, shes talking about Dunkin Donuts... laugh peace? flowerforyou


I'm down with peace... ahem... darlin'. flowerforyou
I was only suggesting that the syrups used at Starbucks and DD may be similar. And yeah, it's all sugar & chemicals, but if drinking a pumpkin coffee keeps her from eating an entire cheesecake later in the day, the benefit of that coffee is probably outweighing the risks.


Here's where we differ... I look at 20 calories and say, no big deal. I look at 200 calories and say that's a meal with a serving of chicken breast and a side of veggies. Will power should keep someone from eating an entire cheesecake.

There are a lot of people that come on here and wonder why they are not losing weight, then neglect to mention that they drink a harmless little flavored coffee daily. (NOT SAYING SPARKSFLY DOES THIS) I just want people to know there are more than 20 calories in something. People NEED to know what is going in their body before they put it in. There is more to this nutrition game than just calories.


Funny, because we don't "differ" there. I think 200 calories is a lot of calories to spend on a treat with little to no nutritional value more than occasionally. But I also think constantly denying yourself at least a little bit of something you really really love to eat/drink is a great way to wreck your willpower. I know -- the complete break down of willpower has happened to me in the past and has caused me to completely fail losing weight. I'm not a weak person - I have huge amounts of willpower (I quit smoking 2 years ago next Wednesday as an example). It's important to recognize what works for you isn't always going to work for everyone else. We're not all the same. Just because you did something one way doesn't mean it's the best way for everyone.

If some food/drink is going to give me a huge amount of satisfaction, I'm going to go ahead and have a small bit of it. It's called *living.* I've been known to exercise longer just so I can have a couple of delicious beers. There is *nothing* wrong with that. Sure, those beers don't just add calories, they add carbs, and sugar, and alcohol dehydrates me, and blahdy blah blah. I'm not trying to be the most boring healthiest person in the world. I'm working on being a healtheir version of who I am. And who I am is someone who greatly enjoys beer. Who she is is someone who greatly enjoys coffee.

Was it even ever verified the syrup actually contains 200 calories? I never saw that verification (I could have very well overlooked it), which could only accurately (and I use that term loosely) be obtained by looking at the nutrition label on the syrup itself or asking DD directly, not just **speculating** it has 200 calories like you've done here. Seeing how the label doesn't have nutrition facts, I'm pretty sure the calories were never verified on this thread.

The point is, KNOW YOURSELF. If not having your special treat of pumpkin coffee is going to cause your willpower to break down later, go ahead and have the pumpkin coffee, but have a small one, and only occasionally. If you can find a healthier alternative that satisfies you enough, then that's awesome. Either way, special treats need to be moderated, but they're not the devil. I monitor and log every bite and sip that goes past my lips at this point. If someone wants to be accountable and responsible for their own weightloss, they will do the same.
Edited by LittleSpy On October 7, 2009 11:00 AM
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