The 8 Unhealthiest Pumpkin Spice Lattes Slideshow

#8 Peet’s Coffee & Tea: Pumpkin Latte With 2 Percent Milk

300 calories

8 grams of total fat

43 grams of sugar

Peet's is the healthiest of the unhealthiest pumpkin spice lattes. The drink is sweet, but it doesn't crush you with sugar, calories, or fat. It uses real espresso, steamed milk, and pumpkin spices. Ordering it with skim milk eliminates the fat and reduces the calories by a quarter. 

#7 Starbucks: Pumpkin Spice Latte With 2-Percent Milk and Whipped Cream

380 calories

14 grams of total fat

50 grams of sugar

Starbucks is the originator of the PSL movement, and now its pumpkin spice lattes actually contain real pumpkin. Unfortunately, the addition of real pumpkin doesn't reduce the sugar or calorie content, but loyal fans will be relieved to know that it is far from the worst offender.  

#6 McDonald’s: McCafé Pumpkin Spice Latte With Whole Milk

340 calories

10 grams of fat

48 grams of sugar

The pumpkin spice latte from McDonald's is rich in added sugar at 48 grams, but the drink also contains sucralose, an artificial sweetener, and xanthan gum, the same stuff used to give toothpaste its signature thick and slimy consistency. This one's a little too artificial for my taste. 

#5 Panera Bread: Pumpkin Spice Latte

450 calories

12 grams of fat

51 grams of sugar

Panera Bread's pumpkin spice latte uses reduced-fat milk, but this substitution becomes irrelevant when it's topped off with whipped cream. Its "pumpkin spice flavored syrup" uses 12 different ingredients including glycerin, corn syrup, and three other types of sugar.  

#4 Dunkin’ Donuts: Pumpkin Swirl Latte With Whole Milk

340 calories

9 grams of total fat

52 grams of sugar

Dunkin's pumpkin swirl latte is lower in calories and fat than some of the other names on this list, but they use a lot of processed ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup and potassium sorbate, which should be avoided if possible.  

#3 Krispy Kreme: Pumpkin Spice Latte With 2-Percent Milk

390 calories

12 grams of total fat

55 grams of sugar

Krispy Kreme's PSL is high in sugar and calories, but a lot of that is attributed to the drink's whipped cream topping. Just avoid pairing it with one of the doughnuts.

#2 7-Eleven: Pumpkin Spice Latte

380 calories

12 grams of fat

54 grams of sugar

Of course, 7-Eleven has its own version of a pumpkin spice latte, but calling it a "latte" is a stretch since it doesn't actually contain any milk or espresso. The first four ingredients are sugar, non-dairy creamer, dairy product solids, and instant coffee. This is a sad excuse for a PSL. 

#1 Caribou Coffee: Pumpkin Pie Latte With 2-Percent Milk

450 calories

8 grams of total fat

80 grams of sugar

Caribou Coffee's slogan is "Life is short. Stay Awake for it" — but if you drink one of its pumpkin pie lattes every day, your life will be even shorter. This one is an anomaly: Somehow, Caribou Coffee managed to shove 80 grams of sugar into a 16-ounce drink. That's the equivalent of taking a 16-ounce bottle of Mountain Dew and adding an extra 5 teaspoons of sugar. We'll pass on this one.