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Smoothie King The Hulk strawberry

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This beverage packs a punch when it comes to sugar, fat and calories. A large serving contains a whole 1928 calories and 250 grams of sugar, which is more calories than some people need in a whole day. It is marketed as a ‘weight gain’ blend, but even the ‘skinny’ version only removes 200 calories.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte

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The fall favorite amongst many Starbucks lovers, but do they know what’s actually in it? A large has over 510 calories and 62 grams of sugar, which for a drink you’re probably eating lunch with, is a whole lot of extra calories. The 20 grams of fat don’t sound too appetising either.

Dunkin’ Donuts frozen Mocha coffee Coolatta

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Coffee should just remain coffee – not a cup of sugar and calories. This sweet treat has over 990 calories, which is a lot for a single beverage you might finish in under 20 (or 10!) minutes. Not only that, it contains 125 grams of sugar, which you just know will feel awful on your teeth later on.

Jamba Juice peanut butter Moo’d shake

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Peanut butter is already high in calories alone but, add that to chocolate and dairy, you have a calorie minefield. This shake has a whopping 980 calories and 131 grams of sugar, which is an insane amount for something not even considered a full meal.

Sonic grape slushie with NERDS candy

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No one needs 44 ounces of anything… except water. This giant rainbow drink has 970 calories and a huge 247 grams of sugar. With no fat or protein, you’re just drinking pure calories and sugar with absolutely no nutritional benefits added at all, all for way over the recommended daily sugar limit.

McDonald’s Shamrock shake

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It’s only around one time a year, but that doesn’t mean you should get it whilst you can. A large shake contains 820 calories and 115 grams of sugar, as well as 23 grams of fat. This green shake has more sugar in than nine servings of vanilla ice cream!

Starbucks peppermint white chocolate mocha

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Christmas in a cup or diabetes in a cup? This minty beverage will set you back 680 calories for a venti and a whole 94 grams of sugar and 26 grams of fat. To cut calorie corners, consider asking for no whipped cream and skimmed or almond milk instead of whole.

Wendy’s chocolate Frosty

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It’s a fan favorite across the country, but that doesn’t mean you should buy it too. A large cup contains 580 calories and 80 grams of sugar, which is the same as a decent sized meal. If you can’t forget the Wendy’s taste, opt for a junior size to save 300 calories.

Starbucks salted caramel mocha frappuccino

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Combine caramel, mocha and dairy and you have one whole calorie bomb. A large serving contains 550 calories and 90 grams of sugar, which is a ton for one singular drink. Whipped cream, whole milk, caramel drizzle and sugary syrups all add up. Even if you don’t feel like you’re eating a dessert… you’re drinking one.

Dunkin’ Donut Iced Pumpkin Mocha Latte

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Don’t be fooled by the pumpkin addition, there’s really no health benefits to this one. This cup uses three flavored syrups that really add to the sugar levels. A large cup has over 470 calories and 71 grams of sugar, which is more than a lot of the donuts offered in store.

Seven-Eleven Fanta Wild Cherry Slurpee

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Cherries must be healthy right? Not here. The big gulp (32 oz) has 263 calories, which may not seem like a lot compared to the other items on this list, but it also has a whopping 72 grams of sugar. That is a huge amount for a single beverage and very damaging to your health if drunk regularly.

Taco Bell Baja Blast Colada Freeze

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A large 20 oz cup has 250 calories which seems like child’s play compared to the other drinks on this list, but that doesn’t hide the 60 grams of sugar also included. That’s the same amount of sugar as 107 M&Ms, which you wouldn’t eat in one sitting (hopefully).

Chick-Fil-A Cookies and Cream Milkshake

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If it’s named cookies and cream it’s probably full of sugar. The average serving has 630 calories and 84 grams of sugar, which is triple the amount of added sugar recommended in a day for most people. Pair that with your meal of fries and chicken nuggets, and you’ve eaten a whole lot of calories.

Dairy Queen MooLatte

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If you’re getting ‘coffee’ from an ice cream place, you’re already messing up. This large cup has over 780 calories and 113 grams of sugar. This is equal to a lot of their generic blizzards, but with added coffee and caramel drizzle. You might as well buy a whole pint of vanilla ice cream.

Steak n’ Shake Birthday Cake Milkshake

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The sprinkles and cherry on top look so appealing, but don’t fall into the calorie trap. A regular shake has around 840 calories and 115 grams of sugar, way more sugar than you need in a whole day. Stick to a regular diet soda if you’re ordering steak and fries here.

McDonald’s Strawberry shake

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The fruit flavor really shouldn’t deceive you. This large pink drink has around 840 calories and 106 grams of sugar, which is more calories than in a lot of meals. If you’re getting a meal at McDonald’s, skip the shake and opt for diet soda or orange juice.

Arby’s Ultimate Chocolate shake

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No drink should be almost 1000 calories. This rich and sugary shake has around 970 calories, and 140 grams of sugar. That’s unreal amounts and can’t be healthy even as a one off purchase. It also contains 0.5 grams of trans fat, which is super bad for your health.

Dunkin’ Butter Pecan Swirl frozen coffee with cream

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How can their drinks be worse for you than their fried donuts? This unreal drink has 1,160 calories per large, and 144 grams of sugar. This can’t be considered a coffee anymore, but more like three desserts in one. Skip this drink and just stick to the donuts – at least you’ll feel full.

Shake Shack Loaded Cookies and Cream shake

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This shake isn’t offered at all locations, probably because it’s deemed too unhealthy even for fast food. A large cup has 1160 calories and 108 grams of sugar, which is basically two meals worth of food in a single beverage. Maybe skip this one at your next Shake Shack trip.

Sonic Peanut Butter shake

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Buy this and you won’t have to eat anything else during the day. A large shake has 1490 calories (pretty much a day’s worth for a small woman) and 132 grams of sugar. This shake is also rich in fat at a whopping 97 grams, including two grams of dangerous trans fats. Avoid at all costs.

Taco Bell Dragon Fruit Breeze

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A large cup of this fruity layered drink has 230 calories which seems like nothing, but the 57 grams of sugar says otherwise. It’s almost double the recommended added sugar limit per day, which means your teeth and heart will probably feel the effects later on.

Starbucks Chocolate Cookie Crumble Creme Frappuccino

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If the title takes you forever to order at the checkout, it probably shouldn’t be ordered. Per venti, this creamy drink will set you back 560 calories, and 61 grams of sugar, basically double the recommended sugar limit for a day. You could get the same sugar from 16 Chips Ahoy! cookies.

Wendy’s Strawberry Lemonade

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How can strawberries and lemons go so wrong? A large lemonade has over 480 calories and 114 grams of sugar, which means this drink is just sugar and nothing else of value. The same amount of sugar can be eaten if you had 4 and a half full size Snickers bars in one sitting.

Burger King Vanilla Oreo Cookie Shake

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Cookies and Oreos always seem to be at the scene of the crime. One of these creamy treats will set you back 716 calories and almost 100 grams of sugar. This shake has nearly double the calories of two Whoppers Jr sandwiches, so imagine ordering this alongside your food.

Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake

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How can they manage to make a peach unhealthy? Sitting at 600 calories, 97 grams of sugar and 0.5 grams of trans fat, this drink should just be avoided for health reasons alone. Trans fats actively increase cholesterol and healthcare professionals recommend it should never be consumed in any amount.

Dunkin’ Caramel Swirl Frozen Chocolate

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Basically a cup of sweet calories. A large drink packs 900 calories and 165 grams of sugar which is more than 16 and a half Apple N’ Spice donuts. No one needs to consume that much sugar in a sitting, and 900 calories could easily be spread out between two healthy meals.

Sonic Cherry Limeade

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This fruity refreshing drink isn’t as appealing as it seems once you know how much sugar it has. At 370 calories and 97 grams of sugar, that’s like drinking the sugar from 10 original Krispy Kreme donuts one after another. Don’t fall for the fruity and fresh look of this drink.

Arby’s Orange Cream shake

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One of Arby’s limited time shakes, don’t be tempted to try it just because you might miss out. This sweet orangey shake has 950 calories and 130 grams of sugar. If all those calories weren’t enough, it also somehow manages to fit in 0.5 grams of trans fats.

Culver’s Chocolate Malt

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Buy this if you’re not planning on eating much else in the day. A tall serving of this drink has 1125 calories and a whopping 120 grams of sugar, as well as 1.5 grams of trans fat. Those 49 grams of fat and 120 grams of sugar doesn’t make this drink very appealing at all.

White Castle Chocolate shake


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Known for their sliders, they don’t skimp on the shakes either. Served in a 44 oz size (huge for a milkshake) this drink will set you back 930- 1350 calories (depending on location and ingredients), an insane amount for someone to drink all at once. Sugar also ranges 140-151 grams, an absolute ton.

Wendy’s Caramel Frosty shake

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If you opt for a large of this sweet treat, you’ll be drinking back over 1000 calories. If the calories didn’t put you off, maybe the 155 grams of sugar will. More added sugar than the average person should be eating in a day, by almost six times.

Burger King Strawberry shake

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There’s no sight of fresh strawberries on this shake. A big 30 oz serving will give you around 930 calories and around 100 grams of sugar, which paired with a burger and fries meal isn’t going to feel great after eating. Stick to ordering a small if you have to have it.

Checkers Chocolate shake

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Their large size is a whole 32 oz, which seems like too much milkshake to consume at once. If you do go for this size, you’ll be sipping 880 calories and 107 grams of sugar. That’s around four times as much sugar that’s recommended daily… so maybe just eat vegetables and nothing else for the next four days.

Applebee’s Oreo shake

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A serving of this thick Oreo shake has 870 calories, basically the same as three McDonald’s cheeseburgers! It also contains crazy levels of sugar with 75 grams and 0.5 grams of trans fat. 396 calories of this shake is purely from fat. Sounds delicious.

Red Lobster Lobsterita

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Not everything high calorie is a milkshake. This giant boozy margarita is full of calories due to the mix of liquors and mixers. A 24 oz serving has around 890 calories, which is the same as two orders of Red Lobster fried flounder. Alcohol can make you even hungrier too – it’s a trap!

Dunkin’ Donuts Vanilla Bean Coolatta

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Vanilla sounds lower in calories than chocolate right? Well, Dunkin’ knows how to up their calorie contents. At a whopping 850 calories and 174 grams of sugar, you might as well just blend up multiple donuts and drink that up for the same sugar rush.

Dairy Queen Strawberry Lemonade Chiller

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You might think ordering this instead of ice cream would be a better choice, but nope. This drink has 720 calories per large serving and a whole 179 grams of sugar. That’s an insane amount of sugar, more than the average person should be eating daily by 6 and a half times.

Subway Sweet tea

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Ranging in size, but the calories are still high regardless. A 40 oz serving of this sweet tea has more calories than a six inch meatball marinara, at around 650 calories and a huge 160 grams of sugar. That amount of sugar will for sure give you the jitters.

Smoothie King Peanut power plus

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A thick and rich shake, that doesn’t skimp on the calories. This peanut shake at a 40 oz serving has around 1170 calories and 109 grams of sugar. That’s the same amount of calories as 2 McDonald’s Big Macs, which sounds like a lot to eat at once.

Krispy kreme lemon Sherbet Chiller

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Sounds refreshing and light right? Well this crisp chiller will set you back 980 calories and 115 grams of sugar. How do all those calories fit in an iced drink? That amount of sugar is over three times the added amount the average person should be eating in a whole day.