The New Fast Food Summer Drinks
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The New Fast Food Summer Drinks

Fast food chains are constantly competing for the consumers spending money. They introduce new ideas all the time to try and lure customers in to spend more money when they get there. Summertime is a time when most fast food restaurants like to introduce new and colorful drinks. This summer is no exception and many fast food restaurants are putting new high calorie and high fat drinks.

Summertime is when many fast food restaurants introduce some wild and exotic types of beverages. Many of them are unique and can be quite tasty. Unfortunately, some of them can be loaded with calories. Some drinks, malts, and shakes can have as many calories as the meal itself. Fast food companies have been known to concentrate on sales and ignore the health of the consumers. This summer there are several companies that have rolled out some new drinks.

McDonalds is touting their new line of fruit smoothie drinks. They have several new ones on the menu but the one that they are pushing the hardest is the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit Smoothie. It is a combination of pineapple, mango, ice, and low fat yogurt. As far as nutritional value goes, it actually ranks better than most specialty drinks. The large size has less than 2g of fat and very little sodium. Even the 350 calorie content is not bad for a large size of this type of drink.

Arby’s introduced their Jamocha Oreo Shake in May. Their combination of coffee flavor, milk shake and Oreo cookies is sure to find an audience. The problem is that the regular size has 560 calories, 15g of fat, and 440mg of sodium. That is a lot of calories and fat unless this is the only thing you are having for lunch.

Sonic has been planning to roll out the Double Oreo Blast which has ice cream made with actual Oreo cream filling. Sonic has been notorious for creating milk shakes that are way over the top in nutritional value. A large Oreo shake has 1780 calories, 93g of fat, 1270mg sodium, and 290mg cholesterol. That is 150% of the recommended daily allowance of fat and almost a day’s worth of calories. It is hard to image that you could get all that in just one beverage.

Jack In The Box is scheduled to bring back the Blackberry Shake. Hopefully it is going to be better for you than some of their other shakes. The Oreo Cookie Shake has 1170 calories, 61g fat, and 560mg of sodium.

Subway has introduced the Fuze fresh-brewed raspberry iced tea. It has no fat but the large size has 620 calories.

In May, KFC became the first fast food restaurant to sell Pepsi Max. It has 0 calories, 0 fat, and 0 cholesterol. It is a shame that they can’t say that about any of the other drinks.

Dunkin Donuts just introduced the Mountain Dew Coolatta. It is a frozen slush drink featuring Mountain Dew. Carbonated beverages are usually high in calories and Mountain Dew is no exception.

The next time you go out for a meal, keep an eye on what you drink.

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Yummy, a good list of drinks here for summer.