If you’re out for coffee with a friend at Starbucks and are craving a pastry, it’s a good idea to consider exactly what you’ll be getting with that pastry. It’s no secret that baked goods can pack a powerful calorie punch, so if you don’t choose wisely, you may get more than you bargained for.
Major Nutrients Found In Starbucks Pastries
What you choose to order exactly will have a very large influence on the nutritional content you take in. If you choose to go with an Apple Fritter, a Blueberry Scone, a Cheese Danish, or a Raspberry Scone, you’re going to be taking in well over 400 calories, really doing in your diet. These options also contain over 20 grams of fat and pack in very little protein, so really are not a good choice nutritionally speaking.
The lighter option would surprisingly be a Chocolate Croissant, which comes in at only 300 calories and 17 grams of fat. Still though, this will be far too much fat for anyone to have in a given snack food, so you’re best off passing on the pastry entirely.
Since most people enjoy their pastry fresh, you’re best off eating anything you do purchase immediately upon getting it rather than taking it home and saving it for later.
Eat It With:
Choose to enjoy your pastry with chocolate, tea, or some type of fruit smoothie if you prefer.
Burn Off Calories In A Starbucks Pastry
To burn off the number of calories in a Starbucks Pastry you would have to do:
- 54 minutes of cycling
- 42 minutes of running
- 80 minutes of walking