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What You'll Really Find In A Starbucks Frappuccino
By Kimberley Laws
Starbucks, which boasts 32,660 locations around the world and offers over 80,000 different beverage combos, is one of the most successful and well-known coffee franchises. However, many customers wonder if Starbucks' offerings have enough decent ingredients to justify a larger Frappuccino as a daily or near-daily drink.
As you might have guessed, Starbucks Frappuccinos aren’t healthy by any stretch of the imagination. The base of these drinks is made with powdered coffee, plus sugars, artificial flavors, a chemical called potassium sorbate, and whole milk, and Starbucks' caramel syrup is made with potentially carcinogenic chemicals.
Also, if you like to order a Venti-sized cup, a 24-ounce Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino contains nearly as much sugar as four Snickers bars and more calories than a Big Mac. There's nothing wrong with having one of these drinks as a rare treat, but an everyday habit could be bad news.