10.5.12

Imponderables

This has been bugging me for a while (since Mayor Bloomberg insisted that chain stores post the calorie count of items) and no one seems to have an answer:

Why does iced coffee have more calories than regular?

I mean, ounce by ounce, wouldn't it be the same?  Or is the ice somehow adding to the calorie count?  I'm so confused!

3 comments:

Wendy said...

I always thought black coffee was essentially zero calories -- maybe because the best iced coffee is double-brewed?

camillofan said...

Yeah, coffee is calorie-free, right?

Lazygal said...

UPDATE: I asked a barista at Starbucks and a person at a small, local coffee shop. The answer? Hot coffee is served with no milk or sugar, ice coffee is served with sugar (you can ask for it to come without, but the presumption is that you'll want it with). Hence the added calories.

Still sounds like a scam...