With names like Butter Toffee, Chocolate Glazed Donut and Mudslide it is no wonder that many consumers are confused as to whether or not Keurig K-cups contain sugar or fat. The good news is that the majority of K-cup coffees not only do not contain sugar or fat but, they are also calorie free!
The mouth watering name of your favorite K-cup is simply a description of the taste, by no means does it represent the actual ingredients. Flavored K-cup coffees contain nothing other than black coffee with natural and/ or artificial flavoring. Black coffee is considered calorie free by most but, technically it does contain around 3 per cup. The flavor adds less than one calorie and no fat.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. Cafe Escapes and some Brew Over Ice K-cups do contain sugar and some also contain a minimal amount of fat (around 3 grams). If the sugar and fat content of K-cups is a concern you will want to read the nutritional information on those two groups before buying.
This leads me to a few helpful tip. In general if there is no nutritional information listed on the side of the box, you can safely assume that the K-cups is sugar and fat free. If the finished product is creamy it most likely does contain sugar and fat and finally if it tastes sweet you are probably drinking a bit of sugar.
This is great news for those of us that try hard to not drink our calories (I like food too much for that!). But, keep in mind that the K-cups containing fat and sugar have very minimal amounts so... live it up and indulge in a Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa or a Sweet and Creamy Iced coffee every now and then without feeling guilty!
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