An Alternative to Starbucks for People With Diabetes


By: Linda von Wartburg

A Frappuccino from Starbucks is delicious, no doubt about it, but itcan have close to five hundred calories if you go for all theoptions, and over sixty hefty grams of carbohydrates. Not a goodidea if you have diabetes, but then again, depriving yourself is nofun either. What to do, what to do….

Well, now you can drink up with the rest of the nation's thirtymillion coffee imbibers, because the New York Coffee Company isbottling a pretty fair substitute for those calorie-laden coffeeshop lattes. Called "Iced 'Spresso," they're sweetened with Splendaand have only 90 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, and 11 grams of carbsin a 9.5 ounce bottle. That's quite a drop from the 200 calories inStarbucks' offerings of the same size, and they even carry the samecaffeine punch as a standard cup of coffee.

We've personally tried all four of their flavors (Mocha Mudslide,American Vanilla, Ultra Lite Espresso Latte, and Caramel Dulce DeLeche), and every one of them is downright delicious. They're kindof pricey at $19.99 for a pack of twelve, but not bad compared towhat you'd spend at the coffee shop.

If you happen to live in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, orChicago, they're available in stores. Otherwise, go online at to make your order.



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