- Dunkin & # 39; Donuts has released its new cinnamon-sugar pumpkin Signature Latte nationwide.
- The pampering drink contains pumpkin and cinnamon flavors and is topped with whipped cream, a caramel drizzle and cinnamon sugar.
- Dieticians build the diet and calories in the latte and provide healthy ways to reduce sugar and fat.
Recent News for Pumpkin Spice Enthusiasts: Dunkin 'Donuts today released its new Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte, and as you can imagine, the nutrients from the sugar charts have disappeared. The Latte is just one point in Dunkin's menu for fall 201
What's the rush to get this fall menu out of the door? In a press release, Dunkin & # 39; s stated that its customers' passion for pumpkins is growing as annual sales of pumpkin flavored products increased by 15.5 percent in 2018. We also have a tiny suspicion that this is also the case in response to Starbucks announcement earlier this week, which indicates that it will return the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte next Tuesday, August 27th.
What does the Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte contain? Ice cold and made with ingredients similar to those of Dunkin's iced coffee: milk mixed with freshly brewed espresso. According to Dunkins website contains the latte pumpkin and cinnamon flavors and is baked with whipped cream, caramel and cinnamon sugar. If you order it hot, the milk is steamed to form a foamy toppings.
It is not clear which ingredients give this latte its pumpkin and cinnamon flavor. Whether the drink with pumpkin or pumpkin spice (ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves) is prepared, we can not yet confirm.
Cinnamon Pumpkin Signature Latte Nutrition
As with all Dunkin 'Donuts coffee drinks, you can order a small, medium or large cinnamon pumpkin spice signature latte. If you order a medium sized latte with whole milk, you can expect the following from the nutritional side:
- Calories: 420
- Fat: 14 g
- Saturated Fat: 8 g
- Sodium: 220 mg  Carbohydrates: 62 g
- Sugar: 55 g
- Protein: 12 g
Is the cinnamon gourd Signature Latte healthy?
With 14 grams of fat and 55 grams of sugar, it does not really belong in the same phrase as "healthy" and should only be enjoyed on special occasions, says Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, creator of BetterThanDieting.com and author of "To put it in perspective, a tap of butter or a teaspoon of oil contains just five grams of fat, so this drink is like three pounds of butter," says Taub-Dix. "A packet of sugar equals four grams of sugar, so you have essentially 13 packets of sugar in a drink."
Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, LDN, CPT, author of the 2-Day Diabetes Diet agrees that you should skip this drink. " Though" cinnamon "and" pumpkin "sound like nutritious choices, this drink contains the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of sugar, which is even more than a 16 ounce bottle of plain soda! That's 1/5 time more than the recommendation to consume no more than 8-10 teaspoons of added sweetener per day, "she says.
Although you get about 12 grams of natural sugar from the milk, the remainder of the sugar content most likely comes from added sugars in whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and cinnamon sugar, says Palinski-Wade.
What is the healthiest way to enjoy the cinnamon sugar squash latte?
Both Taub-Dix and Palinski-Wade advise you to skip this drink and ask them to keep the cinnamon sugar and whipped cream. Add your own pinch of ground cinnamon instead. "Ask even better for the small hot latte with skim milk topped with a pinch of cinnamon for a fall treat that delivers only 70 calories," says Palinski-Wade.