Starbucks to give the skinny with calorie counts

Starbucks to add calorie counts to coffee and food items.

Starbucks has announced that it will begin added calorie count labels to all coffee and food items at its stories nationwide, ahead of a federal requirement to do so.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to require chains with 20 or more locations to post nutritional facts on products by the end of the year.

The popular coffee chain will introduce labels on their drinks and food items on Tuesday, June 25.

Starbucks says customers at its more than 11,000 U.S. locations will be able to see that there are 300 calories in a small caramel Frappuccino and 230 calories in a small Iced Caffe Mocha. If you plan on stopping in for a blueberry scone, that will set you back 460 calories.

The company says the calorie labels are being introduced to remind customers of the healthier options such as sugar-free syrups or non-fat milk.

Earlier this month, Starbucks banned smoking within 25 feet of its stores nationwide due to what they called a "sense of responsibility" to provide healthier spaces for their customers.


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